Indiana University Department of Linguistics

Upcoming events in the IU linguistics community

Volume 160 November 30 – December 6, 2012

The Linguistics Calendar is published by the Linguistics Department to keep you informed of announcements of interest.
To have an event posted in the Linguistics Calendar, email your information to by Wednesday of the week before your event.


Colloquia and Talks
Conferences and Calls for Papers
Fall Semester Reading Groups

Colloquia and Talks

Second Language Studies Colloquium

Location: Ballantine Hall (BH) 205
Date: Fridays
Time: 2:30 - 4:00 p.m.

The Department of Second Language Studies presents this colloquium series, which explores a wide range of topics related to second language acquisition.

For more information on these or future SLS Colloquia, please visit

Guest speaker Dr. Akiko Motoyoshi Sumi presents "The Translation of the Hundred and One Nights: Conveying the value and essence of an Arabic literary work"

Location: Center for the Study of the Middle East
Date: Monday, December 3
Time: Noon

Dr. Akiko Motoyoshi Sumi (M.A. The University of Michigan, 1993; Ph.D. Indiana University, 2001) is professor of Arabic literature and language at Kyoto Notre Dame University (Japan) and visiting professor of Arabic language at the Open University of Japan. She is currently visiting scholar at the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures, Indiana University. She is the author of a Japanese translation of the Hundred and One Nights, Hyakuichiya Monogatari (Kawade Shobo Shinsha) in 2011. In this lecture, Prof. Sumi will address the issues and challenges of translating the Arabic folkloric narrative, the Hundred and One Nights, which is considered part of the collection of the Thousand and One Nights. Through her experience of publishing the Japanese translation of the Hundred and One Nights in 2011, Sumi will discuss the purpose of the translation, its intended readers, and factors both inside the text, e.g., proper nouns and stock phrases, and outside the text, e.g., the editor, parallel texts, and the function of notes.
The presentation will be held in the conference room of the Center for the Study of the Middle East, which is located at 1105 East Atwater Drive.

FLAS Fellowships information session

Location: Indiana Memorial Union (IMU) Oak Room
Date: Tuesday, December 4
Time: 3:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Students interested in applying for a Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowship for the summer or the 2013-2014 academic year are encouraged to attend this information session. For more information, please visit

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Conferences and Calls for Papers

IULC Working Papers call for submissions


The Indiana University Linguistics Club Working Papers Online is now accepting submissions for Volume 13.
Undergraduate students, graduate students, and faculty members from all departments are encouraged to submit original papers on any subfield in linguistics. Submissions resulting from outstanding term papers and independent research studies are welcome.
The IULCWP is meant to provide a gentle introduction to the world of publishing and a stepping stone to a full-fledged journal submission through the review and revision process. We appreciate faculty support in familiarizing our students with this opportunity and encouraging them to keep it in mind as they begin designing their final projects and papers.
Please visit our website for detailed instructions on submission and to view previous volumes:
If you have any questions, don't hesitate to contact us at

Conferences of Interest

Many conferences of interest to IU Linguists can be found on the Linguist List Calls and Conferences page. Our own page for such announcements is undergoing revisions and will be linked shortly.

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Fall Semester Reading Groups

CLingDing: Computational Linguistics Hour

CLingDing meetings will resume in the spring semester, with the meeting time, location and topics to be determined in January. Please check the CL website, check for future calendars, or contact Markus Dickinson ( for more information.

Syntax Reading Group

Syntax Reading Group meetings will resume in the spring semester, with the meeting time, location and topics to be determined in January. Please check the OnCourse site, watch for future calendars, or contact Yoshihisa Kitagawa ( for more information.

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Last modified: November 29, 2012