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Monday, September 22, 2014

Linguistics Department Colloquium: Lexical splits: The view from Canonical Typology

Colloquium | September 22 | 3:10-5 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall


Greville Corbett, Professor, University of Surrey

Department of Linguistics


A key notion in understanding language is ‘possible word (lexeme)’. While there are lexemes that are internally homogeneous and externally consistent, we find others with splits in their internal structure (morphological paradigm) and inconsistencies in their external behaviour (syntactic requirements). I first explore the characteristics of the most straightforward lexemes, in order to establish...   More >

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Linguistics Department Lecture: Hybrids: The view from Canonical Typology

Lecture | September 23 | 2:30-4 p.m. | 1229 Dwinelle Hall


Greville Corbett, Professor, University of Surrey

Department of Linguistics


We expect words (lexemes) to be consistent. Like the entries in practical dictionaries, lexical entries are also based on the premise that we are describing something with stable characteristics. When this is not so, we treat it explicitly. And yet, there are large classes of items whose external behaviour runs counter to this expectation. Consider hybrid nouns, that is, nouns whose agreement...   More >

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Linguistics Department Lecture: Gender: The view from Canonical Typology

Lecture | September 24 | 2:30-4 p.m. | 1229 Dwinelle Hall


Greville Corbett, Professor, University of Surrey

Department of Linguistics


Despite a long research tradition, the definition and description of nominal categorization systems remains difficult. We need to make progress here, if we aim for a typology based on valid comparisons. Familiar systems, like those of French or German, often show peculiar combinations of elements, which do not necessarily co-occur cross-linguistically. Such combinations should not be definitional...   More >

Monday, October 6, 2014

Monday, October 27, 2014

Linguistics Department Colloquium

Colloquium | October 27 | 3:10-5 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall


Pattie Epps, Associate Professor, University of Texas, Austin

Department of Linguistics

Monday, November 10, 2014

Linguistics Department Colloquium

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


QP Fest

Department of Linguistics


QP Fest: Research talks by third year graduate students

Monday, November 17, 2014

Linguistics Department Colloquium

Colloquium | November 17 | 3:10-5 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall


Mahesh Srinivasan, Assistant Professor, UC Berkeley Department of Psychology

Department of Linguistics

Monday, December 8, 2014

Monday, March 16, 2015

Linguistics Department Colloquium

Colloquium | March 16 | 3:10-5 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall


Doug Pulleyblank, Professor, University of British Columbia

Department of Linguistics

Monday, March 30, 2015

Linguistics Department Colloquium

Colloquium | March 30 | 3:10-5 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall


Alice Gaby, Senior Lecturer, Monash University

Department of Linguistics