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Queer and Trans Sociophonetics Webinar

Sept. 29, 2020

The sound of the queer voice has captured the intrigue of the popular and sociolinguistic imagination, spurring a wave of research investigating what makes someone “sound gay”. While much research has sought to uncover the phonetic markers of the (cisgender, White, male) “gay sounding” voice, only recently has a wave...

New Linguistics Tracks Enrolling for Fall 2020

May 24, 2020

In addition to the general Linguistics major, CU Linguistics now offers four specialized major tracks for undergraduates: Language and Cognition, Computational Linguistics, Sociocultural, Anthropological & Interactional Linguistics and Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL). These tracks will allow students to tailor their major coursework to their specific interest(s)...

Shalini Shankar to give talk on spelling bees and childhood in the new millennium

Feb. 17, 2020

We are pleased to announce an upcoming talk by Shalini Shankar (Northwestern University), co-sponsored by the CU Literacy Practicum, the Department of Linguistics, and the Department of Anthropology. Prof. Shankar will be discussing her new book, Beeline: What Spelling Bees Reveal about Generation Z’s New Path to Success (2019). Wednesday,...

Adina Williams gives computational linguistics talk on the association of nouns to gender classes

Feb. 14, 2020

Adina Williams (Facebook Artificial Intelligence Research / New York University) gave a computational linguistics talk to CU Linguistics on the association of nouns to gender classes. Wednesday, February 19th 4:00-5:30pm MUEN D430/D28 Title: "Is the association of nouns to gender classes truly arbitrary?" Abstract: Debate has long raged in linguistics...

Sebastian Schuster gives computational linguistics talk on utterance interpretation

Feb. 12, 2020

Sebastian Schuster (Stanford University) gave a computational linguistics talk on utterance interpretation to CU Linguistics. Monday, February 17th 4:00-5:30pm MUEN D430 Title: "Modeling Utterance Interpretation in Context" Abstract: In communication, listeners are usually able to rapidly infer a speaker's intended meaning, which is often more specific than the literal meaning...

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Games of Thrones Language Creator David. J. Peterson speaks at CU February 18

Jan. 24, 2020

On Tuesday, February 18, at 6pm, CU linguists assembled in the CASE auditorium for a talk by Game of Thrones Language Creator David J. Peterson. In addition to creating the Dothraki and High Valyrian languages for HBO’s medieval fantasy epic Game of Thrones , he has created languages for Syfy’s...

Lifeng Jin gives computational linguistics talk on syntax acquisition

Jan. 24, 2020

The Department is pleased to announce that Lifeng Jin (Ohio State University) will give a computational linguistics talk on syntax acquisition. Wednesday, January 29th 4:00pm MUEN D430/D28 Title: "Modeling Syntax Acquisition with Cognitive Constraints" Abstract: Children seem to learn their first languages effortlessly, but how they are able to do...

Explore Summer Internships at SoundHound

Jan. 10, 2020

SoundHound LingCircle Roundtable: Insights on Linguistics Roles in Speech Recognition Technology The SoundHound team in Boulder has been growing and is excited to share updates since last year’s LingCircle! There will be a brief overview of what SoundHound does and how the linguistic roles fit in. It will then open...

Valentina Schiattarella gives Ling Circle talk on reference in Siwi (Berber, Egypt)

Jan. 7, 2020

Valentina Schiattarella , a Fullbright Visitor to the CU Department of Linguistics from the University of Naples, gave a Ling Circle talk in January. See below for details: Wednesday, January 22 4:00-5:30pm CLRE 203 Title : "Reference System in Siwi (Berber, Egypt)" Abstract : The presentation describes the preliminary results...

CU Boulder TESOL is now on Facebook!

Nov. 26, 2019

The Department of Linguistics is pleased to announce that our TESOL Program now has its own Facebook page. You can visit the page here . Created and maintained by our Director of TESOL Certificate Programs, Dr. Rai Farrelly , the page will feature updates about programs, partnerships, and career opportunities...

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