Megan Figueroa

What Does the “Word Gap” Get Wrong About Language? Almost Everything - Graduate Capstone Lecture

April 4, 2022

Presented by Megan Figueroa (University of Arizona) For nearly 30 years, the infamous “30-million-word gap,” or “word gap” for short, has guided and influenced work in the fields of psycholinguistics, neurolinguistics, cognitive science, education, pediatrics, and even economics. The gist of the argument is this: hearing children from economically disadvantaged...

Rachel Weissler gives LingCircle talk on African American English

April 7, 2021

Rachel Weissler (University of Michigan) spoke about the influence of stereotypes on the cognitive processing of African American English, and their social implications. Wednesday, April 21, 2021 4:00-5:30pm (MT) Join via Zoom: (Passcode: BUFFS) Title: Cognition and Sociolinguistic Knowledge of African American English Abstract: This talk provides a window...

LingCircle Talk on Indigenous Methodologies in Linguistic Fieldwork

Nov. 19, 2020

The Department of Linguistics is pleased to announce the following LingCircle talk. We look forward to seeing you there! Wednesday, December 9th 4:00-5:30pm; please email Prof. Jeremy Calder for the Zoom link + Password Miriam Aguilar (Naso; Universidad de Panamá) Natalia Bermúdez (University of Chicago) Title: "Centering Indigenous Methodologies in...