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Monday, April 21, 2014

Linguistics Department Colloquium: The Lexicography of Insult and the Philosophy of Slurs

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


Geoffrey Pullum, Professor, School of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences, University of Edinburgh

Department of Linguistics


Some strange errors appear in the definitions given for certain mildly pejorative words in some dictionaries, notably the American Heritage Dictionary. It is puzzling that lexicographers could get meanings so badly and obviously wrong. The solution to that puzzle turns out to be intertwined with a topic of significant recent interest for philosophers of language: the semantics and ethics of...   More >

Monday, April 28, 2014

Undergraduate Honors Colloquium

Colloquium | April 28 | 3:10-5 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall


Linguistics undergraduates, Professor

Department of Linguistics


Presentations of undergraduate honors theses.

Monday, May 5, 2014

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Sunday, May 18, 2014

ABC-Conference: Workshop on Agreement by Correspondence

Conference/Symposium | May 18 – 19, 2014 every day |  Dwinelle Hall


Department of Linguistics, Social Science Matrix, UC Berkeley


ABC↔Conference brings together key participants in the development of the phonological theory of Agreement by Correspondence, and in other areas relating to phonological similarity to address open issues in invited talks, discussion, and an open poster session.


Register by May 1 online.

Monday, May 19, 2014

ABC-Conference: Workshop on Agreement by Correspondence

Conference/Symposium | May 18 – 19, 2014 every day |  Dwinelle Hall


Department of Linguistics, Social Science Matrix, UC Berkeley


ABC↔Conference brings together key participants in the development of the phonological theory of Agreement by Correspondence, and in other areas relating to phonological similarity to address open issues in invited talks, discussion, and an open poster session.


Register by May 1 online.

Sunday, May 25, 2014

Memorial for Prof. Charles J. Fillmore

Special Event | May 25 | 12 p.m. |  Alumni House


Department of Linguistics


Campus memorial ceremony for Prof. Charles J. Fillmore (1929-2014)

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Sound Change in Interactive Human Systems: Sound Change, 2014

Workshop | May 28 | Clark Kerr Campus, Conference Center


Department of Linguistics


A three-day international international workshop on Sound Change.