Published: March 2, 2023

CU Linguistics is pleased to present a Capstone Lecture by Dr. Joan Bybee, a pioneering cognitive-functonal linguist. Prof. Bybee is best known for proposing the theory of usage-based phonology and for her contributions to cognitive and historical linguistics. Dr. Bybee was nominated by CU Linguistics graduate students.  Her talk will take place 4-5:30pm Wednesday, April 19th in CASE E422. The talk will be offered in hybrid format, with both a Zoom audience and in-person audience. The title of her talk, based on joint work with Prof. Carol Moder (Oklahoma State), is "Hyperbole and bleaching in semantic change: the case of grab". 

Click here to access the Zoom meeting for Dr. Bybee's talk. 

Dr. Joan Bybee is Distinguished Professor Emerita at the University of New Mexico in the Department of Linguistics.