Every spring, the Linguistics Graduate Student Association at UNC-Chapel Hill puts on its annual Spring Colloquium. We invite fellow linguists from all over to present and discuss current topics of interest in the field in an all-day conference. This coming spring it will take place on April 8th, with Salikoko S. Mufwene as our keynote speaker.

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UNC Linguistics Spring Colloquium 2017

April 8th, 2017
Frank Porter Graham Student Union, Room 3411

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Student Union building interior map

10:00 Breakfast
10:30 Haley Boone and Mengqian Wang (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)
Acoustic Evidence for Voiceless Prenasalization in Somali Chizigula Stops
11:00 Peter Nelson (University of South Carolina)
Effects of Animacy and Verb Class on First and Second Language Sentence Processing
11:30 Short Break
11:35 Omar Alkhonini (George Mason University)
Sonority and Word-Initial Clusters: A Case Study on Najdi Arabic
12:05 Anna Hamer (University of South Carolina)
Qualia Speaks
12:35 Lunch
Tru Deli, 114 Henderson Street
2:15 Jose Luis Garrido Rivera (University of Delaware)
Developmental Stages in the Acquisition of the Verb gustar
2:45 John McCullough (University of South Carolina)
“Kek Magic”: The Role of Cryptolect in the Resurrection of the Alt-right
3:15 Maura O’Leary (University of California, Los Angeles)
Semantic Roles and Binding as an Argument for Late Merge
3:45 Short Break
4:00 Keynote Speaker
Salikoko S. Mufwene (University of Chicago)
Colonization, Globalization, and the Emergence of Creoles and Pidgins from an
Evolutionary Perspective

 

Parking

Parking is limited on the UNC campus, but most parking lots are open on the weekends. Please see this UNC parking map.

 

Programs from Past Spring Colloquia:

2016
2015
2014
2013
2012
2011
2010
2009
2008
2007
2006
2005
2004
2003
2002