Spring 2013 Colloquia
All talks take place at 3:00pm in Mitchell 361.
February 8 – Anne Pycha, UW-Milwaukee
"Mechanisms for remembering roots versus affixes in complex words"
March 15 – Natasha Abner, University of Chicago
"Nominalization in American Sign Language: Evidence for Structure Dependence in Reduplication"
March 29 – Hamid Ouali, UW-Milwaukee
April 5 – Alan Yu,
University of Chicago
"Language change from an individual-difference perspective"
April 19 – Lynsey Wolter, UW-Eau Claire
"Beyond demonstratives: Direct reference in perceptually grounded descriptions"
May 3 – Garry Davis, UW-Milwaukee
"Friend or Foe?: Using Graphemic Evidence to Trace Phonological Change in Lao and Thai"
Department of Linguistics
The UWM Department of Linguistics is a vibrant and growing center of research in theoretical, experimental, and applied linguistics. Our faculty's areas of expertise include phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, second language acquisition, sociolinguistics, bilingualism, and historical linguistics, all investigated across a wide range of languages. We have three research labs, close regional and national connections with other departments, and an active department life.
UWM Linguistics offers an undergraduate major, as well as M.A. and Ph.D. programs in linguistics. We also offer undergraduate and graduate TESOL certificates.
New to linguistics? The Linguistic Society of America provides a useful overview of the field: