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Monday, April 10, 2017

Sarah Murray, Linguistics Colloquium: Conjunction and complex connectives in Cheyenne

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

 Sarah Murray, Cornell University

 Department of Linguistics

This talk discusses the interpretation and analysis of several sentential connectives found in Cheyenne (Algonquian), drawing on the author’s fieldwork as well as several collections of texts. Coordinating connectives in English, including and (conjunction), but (contrastive conjunction), and or (disjunction), are monomorphemic. In Cheyenne, the basic form used for...   More >

Monday, April 17, 2017

Rob Podesva, Linguistics Colloquium: Embodied Affect and its Connection to Western Vowel Variation

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

 Rob Podesva, Stanford University

 Department of Linguistics

While patterns of sociolinguistic variation are typically attributed to language-internal and/or macro-social pressures (Labov 1994, 2001), few studies have seriously entertained the possibility that such patterns might also stem from the dynamics of interaction. Yet previous research has noted a correlation between vowel variation and at least one dimension of interaction – the expression of...   More >

Monday, April 24, 2017

Linguistics Undergraduate Honors Colloquium

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

 Department of Linguistics

Honors students present their thesis research.