Indiana University Department of Linguistics
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Colloquia and Events
Location: Memorial Hall (MM) 317
Date: Fridays (see below)
Time: 1:00 - 2:30 p.m.
Contact: Ken de Jong
The Graduate Student Professionalization Workshops are given by the Linguistics Department faculty as a chance to introduce graduate students to various aspects of the linguistics discipline and to what we do professionally. The topics cover a range of different aspects of our experience as scholarly faculty. We trust that these workshops will be of great value to you, so we heartily encourage you all to participate. The location for the workshops may be moved later in the semester, so please check the Linguistics Calendar for updates.
Location: Ballantine Hall (BH) 344
Date: Friday, November 8
Time: 3:00 - 4:30 p.m.
Réka Benczes will give a talk titled, "Why snail mail and not turtle mail?: The role of phonological analogy in novel compound formation". The abstract follows.
Much has been said about the communicative, referential aspect of language use, while the playful, ludic function of language has often been neglected. This ludic function is well captured by witty and often humorous metaphorical and metonymical compounds that are based on phonological analogy, i.e., alliteration and/or rhyme. It is hypothesized that phonological analogy is exploited systematically in novel metaphorical and metonymical compounds, and might play an influential role in both the production and the comprehension of novel compounds by serving a number of communicational purposes, such as creating emphasis, easing comprehension and memorability, signalling informality and even upgrading concepts. The talk will investigate the various patterns of phonological analogy inherent in novel metaphor- and metonymy-based compound formation and will also outline its implications for cognitive grammar.
Location: Folklore/Ethnomusicolgy Performance and Dance Hall
Date: Friday, November 8
Time: 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
The African Languages Spring Festival will be held at the Folklore and Ethnomusicology Performance and Dance Hall (800 North Indiana Avenue) this Friday evening. All are welcome to come and celebrate the African languages taught at Indiana University, including Akan, Bamanankan, IsiZulu, Kiswahili, Wolof, and Yoruba.
Location: Wells Library, Information Commons Cluster #1
Website: Catapult Center Workshops
The Catapult Center for Digital Humanities and Computational Analysis hosts workshops which may be useful to linguists. The workshops are free but do require online registration. Workshops are also broadcast live online, and recordings of past workshops are archived on the Catapult Center's website. To register or watch workshop broadcasts or recordings, visit http://www.indiana.edu/~catapult/workshops.shtml. Upcoming workshops are listed below.
Location: Indiana Memorial Union Frangiapani Room
Date: Wednesday, November 13
Time: 5:00 p.m.
Joan C. Mora, a guest speaker from the University of Barcelona, will present a lecture on L2 speech perception. The abstract is below. Refreshements will be served at 5:00 p.m. and the lecture will begin at 5:15 p.m. Note that Dr. Mora will give another talk on November 15; see the Second Language Studies Colloquium Series listing on this page for details.
Individual differences in cognitive ability (e.g. phonological memory) have been shown to be related to linguistic development in monolingual and bilingual acquisition in vocabulary and oral fluency, but its role in L2 phonological development is largely under-researched. This talk will draw on recent research examining the role of phonological memory, acoustic memory and attention control through novel speech-based tasks to explain inter-learner variability in L2 phonological acquisition.
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 SLS colloquia, please visit http://www.iub.edu/~psyling/SLSColloquium/Fall2013.html.
Conferences and Calls for Papers
Many conferences of interest to IU linguists can be found on the Linguist List Calls and Conferences page.
Fall Semester Reading Groups
PHLEGME is an acronym for PHonetics Literature Enjoyment Group MEeting. As the name implies, this reading group gathers to discuss phonetics papers together in a casual setting. Anyone wanting to participate or find more information can visit the PHLEGME website or contact Jeffrey Holliday (email@example.com) to be added to the email list and Oncourse page.
CLingDing is a weekly computational linguistics discussion group, where students and faculty share in-progress research. CL students are strongly encouraged to attend.
Location: Ballantine (BH) 106
Time: 5:30 - 7:00 p.m.
Contact: Amy Peters
If you would like more information about the Sociolinguistics Reading Group or would like to be added to the Oncourse site and email list, please contact Amy Peters (firstname.lastname@example.org). Upcoming meetings are listed below, and the reading materials are available on the Oncourse site.
Contact: Philip LeSourd
This semester, the Syntax Reading Group has merged with the Chinese Syntax Reading Group organized by Philip LeSourd in the Department of Second Language Studies. The group meets once every two weeks, but meeting times and locations may vary. If you would like to participate, please contact Dr. LeSourd (email@example.com) to be added to the mailing list.