Linguistics Circle (LingCircle) is a weekly to biweekly colloquium and workshop series sponsored by the CU Linguistics Department. During the Academic year 22-23, LingCircle events may take place on Zoom, in person or or as a hybrid event. You will need to use your CU identikey to log in to Zoom if it is a Zoom event. LingCircle events are open to all members of the CU community. 

Spring 2024  

Wednesday, April 10, 2024

11:30am - 1:30pm

Duane Phsyics 1B27

Dr. Archie Crowley 

Assistant Professor, English, Elon University

“Get off my lawn! What are all these labels?”: Intra-community Evaluations of Transgender Linguistic Innovation

Wednesday, February 21, 2024

11am - 1pm

UMC 247

Raymond W. Gibbs, Jr. 

Independent Cognitive Scientist

Our Metaphorical Bodies: Why Metaphor May be Everywhere!

Fall 2023  

Thursday, December 7, 2023


UMC 245

Karen Boyd

University of Colorado Boulder

Psycholinguistics of ASL

Thursday, November 2, 2023


LBB 430

Kristine Stenzel

University of Colorado Boulder / Federal University of Rio de Janeiro

My talk, others' talk - Quoted speech and evidentials in Kotiria conversation

Spring 2023  

Wednesday, April 26, 2023



Kate L. Lindsey

Boston University

Ghost Elements in Ende Phonology

Wednesday, April 19, 2023  


Linguistics Circle Capstone Lecture  

Joan Bybee

University of New Mexico

Hyperbole and Bleaching in Semantic Change: the Case of grab

Fall 2022

Monday, October 31, 2022


UMC 247

Nathan Schneider

Georgetown University

The Ins and Outs of Preposition Semantics: Challenges in Comprehensive Corpus Annotation and Automatic Disambiguation

Wednesday, November 30, 2022



Megan Figueroa

University of Arizona

I Tried to Study Language Development and All I Got Was Linguistic Discrimination