Last minute heads up. We are having our Fall gathering for Linguistics minors and all other students interested in Linguistics this Wednesday (10/15) from 3:30 to 5pm in the Museum of Anthropology. We will have pizza and spend some time chatting about the program, faculty and student research and answering questions and getting feedback. Come [...]
Informational session and pizza social for students interested in minoring in Linguistics
Thursday, February 6th Greene 317 4:00 – 5:30PM
Grab a slice and get info on: Minor Requirements, Honors, Grants, Research Opportunities, Grad Schools, Jobs, Reference Letters . . .
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Colloquium update. The University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill will be putting on a colloquium in March.
The keynote speaker will be Gregory Ward (Northwestern University).
The Call for Papers is open, check the UNC Linguistics Department for information on the deadline for abstracts.
2014 Spring Colloquium
Date: Saturday, March 22nd, 9:30 am – [...]
Clancy Clements, a linguist from Indiana University, will give a talk on Friday, October 18 at 4:00 in Greene 145.
The title is:
How the brain constructs grammar (without a tutor): evidence from some Portuguese- and Spanish-lexified contact varieties
One of the things the brain does very well is recognize patterns. It is also sensitive [...]
If you’re interested in exploring your knowledge of world languages, try The Great Language Game. This is a fun online language classification game that plays samples of languages of the world and your task is to correctly identify them!
An interesting piece from the Independent on language diversity.
Are you interested in linguistics, in speaking with international students, or just being very helpful? We are looking for native English speaker volunteers to help with oral skills workshops for international students. You can help international students gain facility with the rapid pace of native speaker English, idiomatic expressions, American culture, and to help increase [...]
A TED talk discussing the important difference between writing and speech in the context of the recent advent of texting. McWhorter points out:
Once you have [mobile devices] in your pocket that can receive that message, then you have the conditions that allow that we can write like we speak. And that’s where texting comes [...]
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Periodically during the semester, WFU faculty and friends in languages and linguistics gather in Greene Hall 528 to discuss their research and current topics in the field.
For more information on our current schedule of Lingustics Circle presentations and talks subscribe to the Linguistics minor calendar, join our campus listserv or refer to this site's calendar of upcoming events.