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Monday, October 10, 2016

Linguistics Department Colloquium: Can one language be "more complex" than another?

Colloquium | October 10 | 3:10-5 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall

 Frederick J. Newmeyer, University of Washington, University of British Columbia, Simon Fraser University

 Department of Linguistics

It has long been an article of faith among linguists (though not among the general public) that all languages are equally complex. Three beliefs have led to this conclusion. First, the idea that languages might differ in complexity seems to go against enlightened humanistic thought: Asserting that one language is ‘simple’ and another ‘complex’ seems to open the door to the disturbing idea that...   More >

Monday, October 24, 2016

Linguistics Department Colloquium

Colloquium | October 24 | 3:10-5 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall

 Andrew Wedel, University of Arizona

 Department of Linguistics

Monday, November 21, 2016

Linguistics Department Colloquium

Colloquium | November 21 | 3:10-5 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall

 Ruth Kramer, Georgetown University

 Department of Linguistics