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Spring 2016

Undergraduate Research Symposium
in conjunction with Emory College

Thursday, April 20, 2016
Location: DUC, Coca-Cola Commons

Graduate School Information Session

Date: Monday, April 11, 2016, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Location: Modern Languages, Room 302

Mini-Conference Presenting New Research from the Linguistic Atlas Projects
with Allison Burkette and William A. Kretzschmar, Jr.

Date: Thursday, April 7, 2016, 4:00pm
Location: PAIS Building, Room 290
For more information, please visit the webpage:
http://linguistics.emory.edu/home/conferences/atlasprojects/index.html

Mini-conference presenting new research from the Linguistic Atlas Projects with Allison Burkett and William A. Kretzschmar, Jr.

Honors Information Session

Linguistics Majors and Joint Psychology & Linguistics Majors invited to participate in the honors program.

Date: Monday, March 21, 2016, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Location: Modern Languages, Room 201

Claudine Chamoreau
French National Center for Scientific Research

"A community-based research project in Pesh,
a severely endangered Chibchan language."
Thursday, March 3, 2016 | 4:00 pm | White Hall 101


Claudine Chamoreau's talk on A community-based research project in Pesh, a severely endangered Chibchan language


Love Your Major Events

Linguistics Student Panel
Come out to meet senior linguistics students to answer your questions about the linguistics major, career options, research opportunities and class selections.
Refreshments will be provided.

Wednesday, February 10, 2016 | 5:00pm-6:00pm
Modern Languages 330

Proposal Writing Workshop led by Dr. Jack Hardy
Do you do Linguistics or Psych/Ling research? Are you planning to get into research? Then this workshop is for you!
Come and learn how to translate your innovative research ideas into formal proposals to present at conferences or to secure funding!

Thursday, February 11, 2016 |  5:15pm-7:15pm
Callaway S109

Fall 2015

Meet & Greet Social Hour

Linguistics Majors, Minors, Joint PsychLing Majors, and Linguistics Enthusiasts

Come for the food and drinks!
But stay to share ideas and meet our faculty

Date: Monday, October 19, 2015 @ 4:30pm
Location: Tull Plaza (between the Tarbutton & Modern Languages buildings)
In case of rain, event will be held in room 201 Modern Languages

meet and greet event on october

Lecture Series on Bilingualism

  • Dr. Philip Carter, Florida International University
    "Perceiving Spanish and English in Miami: Discourse, Representation and Implicit Bias."
    Wednesday, September 30 @ 4:15pm
  • Dr. Ellen Bialystok, York University
    "Bilingualism: Consequences for Mind and Brain."
    Wednesday, November 11 @ 4:15pm
  • Dr. Fred Genesee, McGill University
    "Myths and Misunderstandings about Dual Language Acquisition in Young Learners."
    Wednesday, December 2 @ 4:15pm

Location: All lectures will take place in Room 290 PAIS (Psychology and Interdisciplinary Sciences Building)

Lecture Series on Bilingualism


Speech Language Pathology Information Session

Preparing for a Career in Speech and Hearing?
Then this session is just for you!


Come meet:
Daniel Weinstein, Speech Pathologist, Emory Voice Center

  • find out what classes to take now in preparation for grad school
  • pre-reqs for grad school
  • type of degree needed
  • expectations following grad school / examinations, clinical fellowships, employment, etc.

Date: Monday, November 16, 2015 @ 4:30pm
Location: Room 302, Modern Languages Building

Spring 2015

Undergraduate Research Symposium
in conjunction with Emory College

Wednesday, April 22, 2015
Location: DUC

Marianna Pankova
Director of Curriculum
Assistant Professor of German
Georgetown University

"Connecting Linguistic Complexity to Semantic Complexity of Advanced Literacy Contexts: Implications for Fostering Advanced Language Use in FL Curriculum Construction and Pedagogy."

Date: April 16, 2015, 4:00pm
Location: Oxford Building Presentation Auditorium, Main Level

Sponsors: The Emory College Language Center
Cosponsors: The Program in Linguistics and the Department of German Studies.

Graduate School Information Session

Date: Monday, April 13, 2015, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Location: Modern Languages, Room 201

Honors Information Session

Linguistics Majors and Joint Psychology & Linguistics Majors invited to participate in the honors program.

Date: March 25, 2015, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Location: Modern Languages, Room 302

"What Do Rhetoricians at Work Do?
Or, What Rhetoric Does for Us."

Mini-conference with:

James Murphy
University of California-Davis

Michelle Balliff
University of Georgia

Michael Bruner
Georgia State University

David Fisher
Emory University

Roberto Franzosi
Emory University

Lynée Lewis Gaillet
Georgia State University

Monday, March 16, 2015
10:00am - 12:20pm, Modern Languages Building Room 201
2:20pm - 5:30pm, N301 Callaway Building, Kemp Malone Seminar Room

For the complete schedule, please visit the conference webpage

Jennifer Leeman
Associate Professor of Spanish
Modern and Classical Languages
George Mason University

"Reading the Linguistic Landscape:
New Approaches for Research and Teaching."

Date: February 26, 2015, 4:00pm
Location: Oxford Building Presentation Auditorium, Main Level

Sponsors: The Emory College Langauge Center
Cosponsors: The Program in Linguistics and the Department of Spanish and Portuguese.

2015 Kemp Malone Lecture and Seminar featuring
Jeffrey Jerome Cohen, Professor of English
and Director of the Medieval and Early Modern Studies Institute
George Washington University

Monday, March 2, 2015
12:00pm Seminar:"Elemental Ecocriticism"
Kemp Malone Library, N301 Callaway Center

4:30pm Lecture: "Drown"
Jones Room, Woodruff Library

Tuesday, March 3, 2015
9:00am Workshop featuring Brian Croxall: "Digital Identity Machines"
Kemp Malone Library, N301 Callaway Center

Visit the website for more information: www.kempmalonelecture.com


The Kemp Malone Lecture & Seminar Series is sponsored by Emory’s English Department and Graduate Program, Hightower Fund, Graduate School Council, Fox Center for Humanistic Inquiry, Emory Center for Digital Scholarship, Emory Writing Program, Graduate Division of Religion, Comparative Literature, Women’s, Gender,  and Sexuality Studies, Art History, History, ILA, Linguistics, the Early Modern Reading Group and the Early Modern & Medieval Colloquium.

Love Your Major Events

Emory's Linguistics Circle presents the movie "The King's Speech"
Refreshments provided!
Wednesday, February 11, 2015 | 5:30 p.m. EST
White Hall, Room 112

Linguistics meet and greet reception for Love Your Major week.
Meet Linguistics students, faculty and enthusiasts, and find out more about the Program.
Thursday, February 12, 2015 | 4 p.m. EST
Modern Languages Building, Room 201

Fall 2014

Dr. Anne H. Charity Hudley
The College of William and Mary
Associate Professor of Education, English, Linguistics and Africana Studies

"We Must Go Home Again: English Language Variation & Educational Policy in the U.S. South"

Date: Thursday, September 18, 2014 @ 4:30pm
Location: Oxford Presentation Auditorium

Linguists and educators have greatly contributed to understanding the role of language in factors that contribute to educational inequality. Nevertheless, there remains a significant need for linguists to develop practical, and easy-to-implement classroom materials that are both linguistically and educationally informed, and to disseminate relevant linguistic information to educators that addresses the specific needs of students and educators within their local schools and communities.

In order to work towards a comprehensive model of integrative linguistic justice in the U.S. South, Dr. Anne H. Charity Hudley Charity Hudley shares findings from her work in sociolinguistics and education policy with the Virginia Capstone English Academy, The Middle Grades Partnership, and her National Science Foundation grant “Collaborative Research: Assessing the Results of Sociolinguistic Engagement with K-12 STEM Education in Maryland and Virginia Public and Independent Schools.”

Such initiatives reveal how linguists, educators, and education policy makers might work together to provide a comprehensive framework for continued integration of sociolinguistic policy into schools and communities throughout the U.S. Biography: Anne Harper Charity Hudley is Associate Professor of Education, English, Linguistics, and Africana Studies, and the inaugural William and Mary Professor of Community Studies at the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia. She directs the William and Mary Scholars Program. Her research and publications address the relationship between language variation and Pre K-16 educational practices and policies. Charity Hudley’s books Understanding English Language Variation in U.S. Schools and We Do Language: English Language Variation in the Secondary English Classroom , co-authored with Christine Mallinson of the University of Maryland Baltimore County, are published by Teachers College Press in the Multicultural Studies Series. She has served as a consultant to the National Research Council Committee on Language and Education and to the National Science Foundation’s Committee on Broadening Participation in the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Sciences. She received a National Science Foundation Minority Postdoctoral Fellowship, a National Science Foundation Minority Research Starter Grant and an NSF Collaborative Research Grant to create workshops on language variation for educators.

Cosponsors: The Department of Educational Studies and The Emory College Language Center.


Biography:
Anne Harper Charity Hudley is Associate Professor of Education, English, Linguistics, and Africana Studies, and the inaugural William and Mary Professor of Community Studies at the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia. She directs the William and Mary Scholars Program. Her research and publications address the relationship between language variation and Pre K-16 educational practices and policies. Charity Hudley’s books Understanding English Language Variation in U.S. Schools and We Do Language: English Language Variation in the Secondary English Classroom , co-authored with Christine Mallinson of the University of Maryland Baltimore County, are published by Teachers College Press in the Multicultural Studies Series. She has served as a consultant to the National Research Council Committee on Language and Education and to the National Science Foundation’s Committee on Broadening Participation in the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Sciences. She received a National Science Foundation Minority Postdoctoral Fellowship, a National Science Foundation Minority Research Starter Grant and an NSF Collaborative Research Grant to create workshops on language variation for educators.


Meet & Greet Social Hour

Linguistics Majors, Minors, Joint PsychLing Majors, and Linguistics Enthusiasts

Come for the food and drinks!
But stay to share ideas and meet our faculty

Date: Monday, October 6, 2014 @ 4:00pm
Location: 201 Modern Languages Building


Dr. Edie Hapner, Director of Speech Language Pathology, Emory Voice Center
Assistant Professor, Emory University Department of Otolaryngology


Speech Language Pathology Information Session

Preparing for a Career in Speech and Hearing?
Then this session is just for you!

  • find out what classes to take now in preparation for grad school
  • pre-reqs for grad school
  • type of degree needed
  • expectations following grad school / examinations, clinical fellowships, employment, etc.

Date: Monday, November 3, 2014 @ 4:00pm
Location: 201 Modern Languages Building

Spring 2014

Nature and Nurture in First Language Acquisition
Date: Wednesday, April 23, 2014 @ 7:00pm

Location: PAIS 280 (Psychology Conference Room)

PANELISTS

Ann Cale Kruger, Associate Professor
Educational Psychology and Special Education, Georgia State University

Lynne Nygaard, Professor
Psychology and Linguistics, Emory University

Phillip Wolff, Associate Professor
Psychology and Linguistics, Emory University

Shlomit Finkelstein, Visiting Assistant Professor, Program in Linguistics,
and Adjunct Faculty in the Department of Psychology and the Graduate Institute of the Liberal Arts

PROGRAM

7:00 - 7:30 Light Meal
7:30 - 8:45 Panel Discussion
8:45 - 9:10 Theatrical Performance (Theater Department)

This event is cosponsored by The Center for Mind, Brain, and Culture, and The Department of Psychology.

Limiting seating. Please RSVP to dbolde2@emory.edu by Friday, April 18th.


Undergraduate Research Symposium
in conjuction with Emory College

Date: April 21 - 25, 2014
Location: DUC

Linguistics Poster Session (Profs. Pak & Tamasi)

Date: Monday, April 7 @ 4:00pm
Location: 201 Modern Languages Building


Dr. Shuki Cohen
John Jay College of Criminal Justice
Department of Psychology

"From Politico-Religious Ideology to Individual Motives in Palestinian Suicide Terrorism:
Psycholinguistic insights"


Date: March 31, 2014 @ 5:30pm
Location: White Hall, Room 112
Reception in the Lobby

"Colloquial and Literary Arabic mapped onto Private and public meaning-making:
Evidence from a corpus of personal farewell letters of Palestinian suicide bombers:


Date: April 1, 2014 @ 5;00pm
Location: Callway, Room S319

Cosponsors: The Departments of Middle Easter and South Asian Studies, The Emory College Language Center, and the Hightower Fund. 


Barbara Johnstone
Professor of Rhetoric and Linguistics
Department of English
Carnegie Mellon University

"100% Authentic Pittsburgh": A Heuristic Approach to Discourse in Context

Date: March 27, 2014 @ 4:15pm
Location: Oxford Building Presentation Auditorium, Main Level

Sponsors: The Emory College Langauge Center, The Program in Linguistics, and The Department of Spanish and Portuguese
Cosponsors: The Departments of German Studies, Russian and East Asian Languages and Cultures, Middle Easter and South Asian Studies, and French and Italian.

Marjorie Chin, Associate Professor of Chinese Linguistics
Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures
Director of the Institute for Chinese Studies
Ohio State University

"Gender, Society, and the Chinese Language"

Date: March 20, 2014 @ 4:00pm
Location: 201 Modern Languages Building

Abstract:  There are many sociolinguistic as well as pragmatic issues and related research questions that arise in examining gender and language use in Chinese society. In recent years, we have only begun to explore this much-neglected area in Chinese linguistics, to contribute to a growing body of cross-linguistic, interdisciplinary research on the topic. In this talk, Dr. Chan will address some of the issues, such as gendered voices, gender differences in communication style, and gender-linked variation in the use of sentence-final particles.

The ¿Chinese Language, Culture and Society¿ Lecture Series are sponsored by Emory University¿s Center for Faculty Development and Excellence, The Department of Russian and East Asian Languages and Cultures, The East Asian Studies Program, The Emory College Language Center, The Program in Linguistics, and the Georgia Institute of Technology¿s School of Modern Languages, and the China Research Center.

Graduate School Information Session (Profs. Hary, Pak & Tamasi)

Date: Monday, April 14, 2014 @ 4:00pm

Location: 201 Modern Languages Building

 

Mandatory Honors Information Session (Prof. Tamasi)

Linguistics Majors and Joint PsychLing Majors invited to participate in the honors program.

Date: Wednesday, March 19 @ 4:00pm

Location: 201 Modern Languages Building

Jin Liu, Georgia Institute of Technology
Assistant Professor, School of Modern Languages

"Deviant Writing and Youth Identity: Representation of Dialects with Chinese Characters on the Internet"

Abstract: This study examines the emergence of the representation of dialect with Chinese characters (fangyan wenzihua) on the Internet. Deviating from the standard Chinese writing system, the Internet-savvy youth transcribe their native dialects on an ad hoc basis, which celebrates multiplicity, creativity, individuality and resists uniformity, standardization, and institutionalization. Taking the SHN website (www.shanghaining.com) as a case study, the paper discusses how the written Shanghai Wu words are explored to mark a distinct visual style and to articulate a distinct local youth identity. Furthermore, this paper examines the dominant strategy of phonetic borrowing in dialect transcription on the Inter- net. It is argued that diachronically, the youth's phonocentric obsession tapped into the May Fourth tradition of the baihua vernacular movement that was heavily influenced by the European logocentrism; and synchronically, the celebration of dialect sound on the Internet echoes the contemporary soundscape of local dialects formed in the mass media in recent years.

Date: February 20, 2014 @ 4:15pm
Location: 201 Modern Languages Building

Lecture sponsored by the Confucius Institute.
Co-sponsored by The Program in Linguistics. 


Lera Boroditsky, University of California-San Diego
Associate Professor, Department of Cognitive Science

"Relationships Between Language and Thought"

Date: February 18 @ 4:00pm
Location: Oxford Building Presentation Auditorium

Lecture sponsored by the Emory College Language Center.
Co-sponsored by The Program in Linguistics, German Studies, Psychology, and The Center for Mind, Brain and Culture. 

Love Your Major Event (event canceled due to inclement weather - to be rescheduled)

Date: Thursday, February 13, 2014 @ 4:00 pm 
Location: 201 Modern Languages Building
Coordinated by the Linguistics Circle
Meet Faculty / Q & A with Linguistics Circle and Students / Reception

Elana Shohamy, Tel Aviv University
Professor, Language Education

"Linguistic Landscape: A Wide Lens for Documenting, Analyzing and Interpreting Societal Conflicts"

Date: February 10 @ 4:00pm
Location: Oxford Building Presentation Auditorium

Lecture sponsored by the Emory College Language Center.
Co-sponsored by The Program in Linguistics, German Studies, Russian and East Asian Languages and Cultures, Middle Easter and South Asian Studies, and The Hightower Fund.

Claire Kramsch,University of California-Berkeley
Professor, German and Education

"Critical discourse analysis in foreign language study in an age of multilingualism"

Date: January 27, 2014 @ 4:00pm
Location: Oxford Building Presentation Auditorium

Lecture sponsored by the Emory College Language Center and the Department of Spanish and Portuguese.
Co-sponsored by The Program in Linguistics, German Studies, Russian and East Asian Languages and Cultures, Middle Easter and South Asian Studies, Classics, French and Italian, The Hightower and The J. Gordon Stip Lecture Funds.

Fall 2013

Marjorie Pak, Emory University
Lecturer, Linguistics
Director, SILS

"A/an' and 'the': Phonology or Morphology?"

Abstract: English a/an presents a well-known paradox: it is restricted to one morpheme, suggesting that it is morphological, yet depends crucially on information about the following word and thus cannot be a strictly word-internal phenomenon. Here I look at a/an alongside a strikingly similar but far less studied alternation: English definite article th/i/ vs. th/¿/. I argue that despite initial appearances, neither a/an nor thi/th¿ is determined by syllable well-formedness constraints. I show parallels between the two cases that can be explained under a phonological treatment featuring a vowel-reduction rule, which applies to both thi and the `careful¿ a/an form /ej/. Results from a CHILDES corpus study highlighting the relatively late acquisition of a/an and thi/th¿ will also be presented.


Date: December 3, 2013 @ 4:00pm
Location: Modern Languages Building, Room 201


Dr. Edie Hapner, Director of Speech Language Pathology, Emory Voice Center
Assistant Professor, Emory University Department of Otolaryngology

Preparing for a Career in Speech and Hearing?
Then this session is just for you!

  • find out what classes to take now in preparation for grad school
  • pre-reqs for grad school
  • type of degree needed
  • expectations following grad school / examinations, clinical fellowships, employment, etc.

Date: November 19, 2013 @ 4:00pm
Location: Modern Languages Building, Room 201

Language Variation and Change
Sociolinguistics mini-conference with Sali Tagliamonte and Patricia Cukor-Avila

Date: Friday, November 1, 2013 at 1:00pm - 3:00pm 
Location: Goodrich C. White HallRoom 102
301 Dowman Dr, Atlanta, GA, 30322
Reception following the event.
For more information, please visit the webpate: http://linguistics.emory.edu/home/conferences/socioling2013/index.html 

Fourth International Symposium for the Association
for the Study of Middle and Mixed Arabic

Date: Saturday, October 12, 2013 - Tuesday, October 15, 2013
Location: Emory Conference Center 
For more information, please visit the webpage: http://linguistics.emory.edu/home/conferences/aima4/index.html
 

Meet & Greet Social Hour

Linguistics Majors, Minors, Joint PsychLing Majors, and Linguistics Enthusiasts

Come for the food and drinks!
But stay to share ideas and meet our faculty

Date: Thursday, September 26, 2013 @ 5:00pm
Location: Modern Language Building, Room 201