Linguistics and English Language

Past events

A list of past events in Linguistics and English Language

 

August 2021

04-06
06 Aug
09 Aug
13 Aug
23 Aug
 

July 2021

05 Jul
09 Jul
16 Jul
23 Jul
30 Jul
  • Cognitive linguistics seminar
    • Why we avoid the ‘Multiple Inheritance’ issue in Usage-based Cognitive Construction Grammar (online discussion)
 

June 2021

01 Jun
  • Language evolution seminar
    • Why is scaling up models of language evolution so hard? (Marieke Woensdregt & Mark Blokpoel - online)
04 Jun
08 Jun
  • Language evolution seminar
    • Showing and seeing: enactment in British Sign Language conversations (Gabrielle Hodge & Sannah Gulamani - online)
  • Meaning and grammar seminar
    • LrFG: Implementing realizational morphosyntax in a constraint-based framework (Paul Melchin, Ash Asudeh, Michael Everdell & Daniel Siddiqi - online)
10-12
14 Jun
15 Jun
18 Jun
22 Jun
  • Meaning and grammar seminar
    • Where does that come from? A Model for the Development of Declarative Complementizers in Indo-European (Danny Bate - online)
25 Jun
28 Jun
29 Jun
 

May 2021

03 May
04 May
  • Language evolution seminar
    • Differential argument marking and efficiency: New typological and experimental evidence (Natalia Levshina - online)
07 May
  • Cognitive linguistics seminar
    • Discussing: Schemas and the frequency/acceptability mismatch: Corpus distribution predicts sentence judgments (online)
  • Language in context seminar
    • The impact of the BSL (Scotland) Act 2015 on deaf children and young people’s education (Rob Wilks & Rachel O’Neill - online)
11 May
14 May
17 May
18 May
21 May
25 May
31 May
 

April 2021

01 Apr
02 Apr
  • Cognitive linguistics seminar
    • Can Conceptual Blending Theory help to explain meaning representation in bilinguals? (Monika Terlecka - online)
  • Language in context seminar
    • Language choice and code-switching in English and Arabic in the informal written practices of students (Ali Almuhayya - online)
07 Apr
16 Apr
  • Cognitive linguistics seminar
    • Discussing: Unidirectionality as a cycle of convention and innovation. Micro-changes in the grammaticalization of [be going to INF] - online
19 Apr
20 Apr
23 Apr
  • Cognitive linguistics seminar
    • Some metaphors are more equal than others: Extending the debate on metaphor to verbs (Claudia Raihert - online)
  • Language in context seminar
    • Mål means språk: Nynorsk activism and discourses of solidarity/allyship with Norway's Indigenous communities (James Puchowski - online)
27 Apr
 

March 2021

02 Mar
04 Mar
  • Linguistic Circle
    • Autosegmental Metrical Phonology - Unpacking the Boxes (Martine Grice - online)
05 Mar
08 Mar
09 Mar
16 Mar
18 Mar
  • Linguistic Circle
    • Invocations, Slurs, and Social Meaning (Elin McCready and Christopher Davis - online)
19 Mar
22 Mar
23 Mar
  • Language evolution seminar
    • The social modulation of learning and communicative pressures in the cultural evolution of language (Gareth Roberts - online)
24 Mar
25 Mar
  • Linguistic Circle
    • Languages and Cultural Justice: Tentative steps towards a third age of common heritage of humankind (Alison Phipps - online)
26 Mar
29 Mar
  • Bilingualism research group
    • Comparing voices across languages: An acoustic and forensic exploration of sibilant /s/ in English and French (Justin Lo - online)
30 Mar
 

February 2021

01 Feb
02 Feb
05 Feb
  • Cognitive linguistics seminar
    • Emergentism II (contemporary approaches)
  • Language in context seminar
    • Speaking Citizens: Historical and sociolinguistic perspectives on oracy, multiculturalism and bilingual development in UK schools (Stuart Dunmore, Tom F. Wright & Arlene Holmes-Henderson - online)
08 Feb
09 Feb
11 Feb
  • Linguistic Circle
    • The Past, Present, and Future of Black ASL (Joseph Hill - online)
12 Feb
19 Feb
  • Language in context seminar
    • Language Ideology and Inequality in Education Policy: Language Ideology and beliefs amongst North Koreans Living in South Korea (Ye-jin Shin - online)
22 Feb
  • Sociolinguistics reading group
    • Interpretations of "Chinglish": Native speakers, language learners and the enregisterment of a stigmatized code
  • Bilingualism research group
    • Heritage-bilingual Linguistic Proficiency in their Native Grammar: Predictive processing of classifiers in Mandarin Chinese heritage speakers using eye-tracking via internet (Maki Kubota - online)
23 Feb
  • Language evolution seminar
    • Regularisation, naturalness, and harmony in emerging word order conventions (Yasamin Motamedi & Simon Kirby - online)
25 Feb
  • Linguistic Circle
    • Multiethnolects as contact languages: the case for the Jamaican influence in London (Paul Kerswill - online)
 

January 2021

11 Jan
15 Jan
19 Jan
22 Jan
25 Jan
26 Jan
  • Language evolution seminar
    • Cultural evolution creates duality of patterning: the role of population structure in the simplicity/expressivity trade-off (Simon Kirby - online)
29 Jan
 

December 2020

01 Dec
04 Dec
  • Cognitive linguistics seminar
    • Reanalysis, Reintegration, Reinforcement? Re-examining the origins of the German PPPC
  • Language in context seminar
    • “Feeling disabled”: Vowel qualities, auditory deprivation and deaf and hard-of-hearing speakers of Taiwan Mandarin (Tsung-Lun Alan Wan - online)
10 Dec
  • Linguistic Circle
    • Southern Multilingualisms: towards a decolonization of African sociolinguistics (Sinfree Makoni - online)
11 Dec
14 Dec
  • Bilingualism research group
    • Sentence Processing and Individual Differences in Non-Native Comprehension: Evidence From Garden-Paths (Ian Cunnings online)
15 Dec
 

November 2020

02 Nov
03 Nov
06 Nov
  • Cognitive linguistics seminar
    • Change from dynamic modality to conditionality and the meanings of the conditional protasis
  • Language in context seminar
    • Sociolinguistics in 2020: The Lothian Diary Project (Lauren Hall-Lew, Claire Cowie, Catherine Lai, Nina Markl & Stephen McNulty - online)
10 Nov
12 Nov
  • Linguistic Circle
    • The impact of attentional centering on ergative marking in Tima (Gertrud Schneider-Blum - online)
13 Nov
16 Nov
  • Bilingualism research group
    • Bilingualism as a neuroprotective factor in ageing: Insights from healthy and clinical populations (Toms Voits online)
17 Nov
20 Nov
23 Nov
24 Nov
26 Nov
27 Nov
30 Nov
 

October 2020

01 Oct
  • Linguistic Circle
    • The variable-based account of indexical shift redux (Amir Anvari)
02 Oct
05 Oct
06 Oct
09 Oct
13 Oct
15 Oct
  • Linguistic Circle
    • Language as an instrument of thought and communication. Evidence from interactional language. (Martina Wiltschko)
16 Oct
19 Oct
20 Oct
23 Oct
  • Cognitive linguistics seminar
    • Working memory and its implications for language evolution
  • Language in context seminar
    • A Stornoway cove and a Broch quine – thoughts on regional voices, identity and attitudes to language in Ian Stephen’s novel A Book of Death and Fish (Karin Bosshard - online)
27 Oct
29 Oct
  • Language evolution seminar
    • Competition, selection and communicative need in language change: an investigation using corpora, computational modelling and experimentation
  • Linguistic Circle
    • Calle Börstell, "Isn't it iconic? (Don't you think?)"
30 Oct
 

September 2020

29 Sep
 

August 2020

06 Aug
 

July 2020

03 Jul
09 Jul
17 Jul
23 Jul
  • Cognitive linguistics seminar
    • Analogy as relational priming: A developmental and computational perspective on the origins of a complex cognitive skill
 

June 2020

02 Jun
  • Language evolution seminar
    • Linguistic Prescription, Ideological Structure and the Actuation of Linguistic Changes: Grammatical Gender in French Parliamentary Debates
09 Jun
11 Jun
16 Jun
  • Language evolution seminar
    • Assessing integrative complexity as a predictor of morphological learning in the presence of phonological cues
23 Jun
30 Jun
 

May 2020

04 May
  • Bilingualism research group
    • Exploring the impact of a Swiss bilingual program (French/German) on L2 and mathematics learning through a mixed method design (Emile Jenny - online)
14 May
19 May
26 May
28 May
 

April 2020

03 Apr
16-17 Apr
20 Apr
  • Bilingualism research group
    • The Impact of Bilingualism on the Executive Functions of Autistic Children: A Study of English-Arabic Children (Shereen Sharaan - online)
21 Apr
  • Centre for Language Evolution
    • Acquisition of grammatical and sociolinguistic variation: Evidence from artificial language learning (Betsy Sneller - online)
24 Apr
  • Language in context seminar
    • No Gods and Precious Few Heroes: Towards a materialist account of context and social change (Tom Bartlett - online)
30 Apr
 

March 2020

04 Mar
05 Mar
12 Mar
17 Mar
18 Mar
20 Mar
26 Mar
27 Mar
31 Mar
 

February 2020

04 Feb
05 Feb
07 Feb
10 Feb
12 Feb
13 Feb
14 Feb
18 Feb
19 Feb
20 Feb
27 Feb
28 Feb
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January 2020

16 Jan
  • Linguistic Circle
    • Lexically restricted phonological alternation: the case for via-rules (Ricardo Bermúdez-Otero)
21 Jan
22 Jan
23 Jan
  • Language in context seminar
    • Migration to Scotland: translanguaging practices, semiotic repertoires and identities at a Turkish barber’s (Betül Seda)
24 Jan
27 Jan
28 Jan
30 Jan
  • Linguistic Circle
    • Real crosslinguistic research: Focussing on the similarities, not the differences (Ben Ambridge)
31 Jan

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