May 21, 2018 at 1:56 pm

Linguistics | A Recap of this Year’s Colloquia Series

Assistant Professor Robert Bern of CUFS University showcases online instruction at CUFS in his colloquium presentation.

Assistant Professor Robert Bern of CUFS University showcases online instruction at CUFS in his colloquium presentation.

The Linguistics Department hosted a series of colloquia covering a wide range of topics and themes.

Students benefited from the colloquia in developing their skills as researchers and as academic writers, noting that the “sessions have been extremely helpful on a practical level, providing useful information that I can immediately apply in classes” (Zoe Zawadzki, Linguistics MA student), and also that “the exposure to actual studies being done in the field of linguistics enriches the academic experience beyond the four walls of the classroom” (Lisa Weyand, Linguistics MA student). During the academic year of 2017-2018, the department hosted a total of 16 colloquium sessions, in which faculty and invited speakers spoke on the practical aspects of conducting linguistic research, as well as ongoing cutting-edge linguistic studies. The invited speakers were from the Ohio State University (Dr. Kathryn Campbell-Kibler), from South Korea (Dr. Keeseok Cho and Robert Bern) from Japan (Dr. Tomohiro Yanagi and Dr. Tomomasa Sasa), and also from Ecuador (Dr. Marleen Haboud). We would like to thank the following speakers for their talks:

  • Dr. Edna Lima on ‘Basics of research’
  • Dr. Romy Ghanem on ‘Nonnative speakers’ alignment with different interlocutors’
  • Kathryn Hille on ‘Quantitative methods in linguistics’
  • Dr. Liang Tao on ‘Metalinguistic awareness and self-repair in Chinese language learning’
  • Dr. Dawn Bikowski on ‘Qualitative methods in linguistics’
  • Dr. Keeseok Cho on ‘A new paradigm of creating sentences: Post X-bar theory framework’
  • Robert Bern on ‘Cyber Hankuk University of Foreign Studies and Korean Online Education’
  • Dr. Qian Du on ‘Integrating sources and avoiding plagiarism’
  • Dr. Joseph Lee on ‘Informal features in undergraduate student writing’
  • Dr. Kathryn Campbell-Kibler on ‘Modeling sociolinguistic cognition’
  • Dr. Tomohiro Yanagi on ‘A view from the past and its connection to the present: A short introduction to the history of English’
  • Dr. Tomomasa Sasa on ‘Japanese L2 production of English homorganic glide-vowel sequences
  • Dr. David Bell on ‘From combat-ready rations for warfighters to on-the-go food for athletes, workers, and gamers: A keyword analysis of how the military has influenced the way we talk about food’
  • Dr. Marleen Haboud on ‘Emerging collaborative methodologies for the revitalization of indigenous languages in Ecuador’
  • Sally Hatfield on ‘Job hunting for linguistics graduate students’
  • Torri Raines on ‘Detection of longitudinal development of dementia in literary writing’

We are looking forward to continuing our robust Linguistics Colloquia Series in the coming years. All the talks are open to public and will be announced on the Linguistics Facebook page.

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