sizzling summer

CU Linguistics offers wide array of summer courses in 2023

March 4, 2023

It's a sizzling linguistic summer 2023! CU Linguistics is offering 9 courses this summer--from Semantics to Language, Gender & Sexuality to TESOL Principles and Practice. You can take an elective or fulfill a requirement for the major or minor. All courses are remote or online!

Joan Bybee

Joan Bybee to give Capstone CU Linguistics lecture April 19

March 2, 2023

CU Linguistics is pleased to present a Capstone Lecture by Prof. 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...


Entrepreneur/consultant Dr. Alexandra Johnston presents March 8 on career management for linguists

Feb. 8, 2023

The officers of the Undergraduate Linguistics Association are excited to invite you a talk by Dr. Alexandra Johnston ( Georgetown University), on career options for students in linguistics . The talk will take place on zoom on Wednesday, March 8, 4-6pm . Zoom information can be found in an email...


Access Linguistics instructors: Spring 2023 office hours published

Feb. 8, 2023

Old school office hours no more! Linguistic teaching faculty and leadership are more accessible than ever before, so don't hesitate to book time for class-related questions, pursuit of your interests, etc. Linguistics staff have published a complete list of Spring 2023 office hours for Linguistics teaching faculty: instructors and TAs...

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Dictionary Society of North America (DSNA 2023) to be held at CU May 31-June 3

Nov. 18, 2022

The Dictionary Society of North America (DSNA), founded in 1975, is an organization of lexicographers, scholars, publishers, and collectors, all with an interest in dictionaries. It holds a conference every two years at a university somewhere in North America for members and all other interested parties to network, socialize, and...

Megan Figueroa

Professor Megan Figueroa (U AZ) gives LingCircle lecture on language discrimination in child language development research

Oct. 28, 2022

On Wednesday, November 30 at 4pm, University of Arizona Professor Megan Figueroa gave the LingCircle capstone lecture, "I Tried to Study Language Development and All I Got Was Linguistic Discrimination". Abstract In this talk, I contrast my own early linguistic environment and language input with what is largely described in...


2022-2023 officers of the Undergraduate Linguistics Association selected

Oct. 1, 2022

Congratulations to the new Undergraduate Linguistics Association officers (ULA) who will be working with Dr. Kira Hall (Associate Chair of Undergraduate Studies) to create exciting events that are of interest to majors and minors in linguistics and to convey ideas about how to make the undergraduate program and curriculum better...

Nathan Schneider

Nathan Schneider gives talk on using preposition meanings to improve natural language applications

Sept. 21, 2022

On Monday, Oct 31, Professor Nathan Schneider , from Georgetown University, presented this semester's first Ling Circle Talk , "The Ins and Outs of Preposition Semantics: Challenges in Comprehensive Corpus Annotation and Automatic Disambiguation ". Abstract In most linguistic meaning representations that are used in NLP, prepositions fly under the...


Talking Politics: Anthropologists and Linguists Analyze the 2020 Election

Sept. 30, 2020

How is the 2020 U.S. Presidential Election affected by language and culture? Experience and learn how anthropologists and linguists decipher political messages, and examine the words, gestures, tone of voice, and unspoken meanings that implicitly affect who we vote for, and why. Talking Politics brings together anthropology and linguistics experts...


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...