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Previous Events

09/19/2016 to 09/20/2016
This two - day workshop will focus on the basics of developing digital language resources and principles of developing digital archives. Participants will have an opportunity to evaluate the current digital presence of their language; the resources available and needed to expand their language's digital presence; and the desirability and practicality of developing digital langauge resources for the community. Engage with community members, academics, and community experts in the development and use of digital language resources for preservation, teaching, and repatriation of linguistic and cultural materials. This workshop is supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant # BCS 1160394.
 
Instructors: Shannon Bischoff, Ph.D. and Audra Vincent, M.A., (Coeur d' Alene)
 
Location: Huhugam Heritage Center, 4759 N. Maricopa Road, Chandler, AZ 85226, Gila River Indian Community
 
Registration fee: $120 (for continental breakfast, lunch, refreshment breaks and workshop materials). Registration fee deadline: September 9. Payment can be made by check or money order to: The University of Arizona.
 
Submit payment to:
 
University of Arizona
College of Education Room 517
PO Box 210069
Tucson, AZ 85721.
 
 
Limited support available: Up to 5 selected participants are eligible to receive a $220 stipend to help defray the costs of participation. To apply send a brief statement of why you want to attend the workshop and how you will use the information to further your professional or personal goals. Application deadline: August 31, 2016. Send your statment to: coe-aildi@email.arizona.edu
Location: Huhugam Heritage Center, 4759 N. Maricopa Road, Chandler, AZ 85226, Gila River Indian Community
05/13/2016 -
9:00am to 11:00am

Please join us for a Graduation Breakfast at the Lodge on the Desert!

Location: Lodge On The Desert, Palm Room
04/29/2016 - 3:00pm

Prosodic phonology of Nez Perce double reduplication

Kathryn Pruitt, Arizona State University

Read the abstract for this article on the main colloquium page.

Location: COMM 311
04/15/2016 - 3:00pm

Change in Aspect and Argument Structure

Elly van Gelderen, Arizona State University

By sketching some of the changes that affect the argument structure throughout the history of English, I shed light on the universality of the aspectual division in manner and result, the major theta-roles that depend on this, and the special status of the Theme. For instance, I show that unaccusatives are reanalyzed as causatives or copulas, due to the persistence of the Theme, but not as unergatives or unergatives as unaccusatives. Object experiencers are reanalyzed as subject experiencers but not the other way round. The reason for this is that verbs hang on to their basic aspectual classification and their Themes, and that the appearance of certain theta-roles is constrained by others.

Location: COMM 311
04/08/2016 -
1:00pm to 2:30pm
Location: COMM 311
04/07/2016 -
7:30pm to 10:00pm

The Sixth Annual Taleghani Lecture with guest speaker Mary Hegland will take place on April 7, 2016 in the Auditorium of the Arizona Historical Society at 7:30 PM.

Dr. Mary Hegland is Professor of Anthropology at Santa Clara University. She traveled to Iran for her Ph.D. research between June 1978 and December 1979, living through the Iranian Revolution in her village research site near Shiraz.

This year's presentation is titled "Days of Revolution: “Aliabad” of Shiraz in Iran and in the World in the 20th and 21st Centuries." It will discuss research from Aliabad between 1978 and 2015, which allowed the examination of how national and international politics can affect people on the ground and how local politics and “ordinary” people can affect national and international politics. Even this village was actually part of the world scene from an early stage.

Location: Arizona Historical Society, Auditorium
04/02/2016 -
8:00am to 5:00pm

On April 1-2, 2016, there will be a Navajo immersion camp available in ENR2 Room S215.

Please click here to register! Registration is required!

 

Location: ENR2, Room S215
04/01/2016 - 3:00pm

Grammaticalization and Repair as a Resolution to Labeling Algorithm Failures

Robert LaBarge, Arizona State University

Abstract:

This talk is an extension of work originally presented at ALC 8 and 9. In the first of these talks, I argued that grammaticalization occurs as the result of labeling difficulties experienced by the child acquirer. In the second, I argued that derivations attempt to label and repair difficult structures in real‐time. Here, I will combine the two arguments, showing that repair and grammaticalization are essentially the same strategy, but only the latter is available to the child acquirer. But why? This talk will focus on three phenomena: the first is a possible head‐head Merged structure in Chinese which shows evidence of historic change from verb to modal. The second is a phrase‐phrase Merged structure in Macedonian which shows evidence of historic change from demonstrative to definite article. In both cases, the question as to why new structures do not replace the old ones entirely will be addressed. The third case involves Paul Postal‐type raising‐to‐object ECM constructions and asks why such constructions require a null subordinate C. In all cases, I argue for an exoskeletal style scaffolding (a la Borer) that guides both grammaticalization and repair, but in different ways.

Location: COMM 311
04/01/2016 -
8:00am to 5:00pm

On April 1-2, 2016, there will be a Navajo immersion camp available in ENR2 Room S215.

Please click here to register! Registration is required!

The ENR2 building is located at 1064 East Lowell St. Please see the map below:

Location: ENR2, Room S215
03/31/2016 -
5:00pm to 7:00pm

Please join the Department of Linguistics for a two-part special lecture series by Dr. Noam Chomsky:

Title: Minimal Computation, learnability, evolvability, and the architecture of language (Part 2)

Thursday March 31 at 5:00pm in SSCI Room 100

All undergraduate and graduate students are welcome, as well as faculty.

Professor Chomsky will talk for roughly an hour

Then there will be:

30 minutes, questions and discussion with faculty members

And then

One hour discussion for students only

Location: SSCI 100
03/28/2016 -
1:00pm to 2:30pm

A Colloquium on Language and genetics

Monday, March 28: 1pm-2:30pm
Building: Thomas W. Keating Bioresearch Building (aka BIO5), room 103
Address: 1657 East Helen Street
 

 

Location: Keating 103
03/25/2016 -
5:00pm to 7:00pm

During his visit here, Noam Chomsky will participate in a discussion on privacy with journalist Glen Greenwald as well as Edward Snowden (who will participate remotely from Russia). It will be moderated by Nuala O'Connor. Go over here for more details.

Location: Centennial Hall
03/24/2016 -
5:00pm to 7:00pm

Please join the Department of Linguistics for part one of the two-part special lecture series by Dr. Noam Chomsky:

Title: Minimal Computation, learnability, evolvability, and the architecture of language (Part 1)

Thursday, March 24 at 5:00pm in ENR2 Room N120

All undergraduate and graduate students are welcome, as well as faculty.

The ENR2 building is located at 1064 East Lowell St. Please see the map below:

 

Location: ENR2, Room N120
03/23/2016 -
7:00pm to 8:30pm

Noam Chomsky and Robert Berwick will be giving a lecture and holding a book signing event in the Student Union Ballroom.

Location: Student Union, Grand Ballroom
03/13/2016 -
9:30am to 5:30pm

The linguistics department will have a booth at Tucson Festival of Books--look in Science City in the 'Science of You' section. Come and see us!

Location: UA Mall: Science City Tent
03/12/2016 -
9:30am to 5:30pm

The linguistics department will have a booth at Tucson Festival of Books in  Science City in the 'Science of You' section. Come and see us!

Location: UA Mall: Science City Tent
03/10/2016 -
9:30am to 10:45am
Location: ECE 107
03/08/2016 -
3:30pm to 4:50pm
Location: CHVEZ 316
03/01/2016 -
3:30pm to 4:50pm

Location: CHVEZ 316

02/26/2016 - 3:00pm

Inferential Organization in Grammar Systems: Word Structure. Paradigm Organization and Learnability

Farrell Ackerman, UC San Diego

Work in collaboration with Rob Malouf (SDSU)

Read the abstract here.

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