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We have not provided podcasts since Spring 2016.

To listen to the podcasts directly, simply click on the links. Note, however, that the files are large, and download times may be slow. Recordings from before 2012 are audio only. Some presenters provided copies of their slides or handouts, those resources can be found here. Recordings from 2012 and after use an application called 'Panopto' for playback, this application allows us to provide either audio-only or video streams (for speakers who allowed both kinds of recordings), it also integrates any additional resources (i.e. handouts) that speakers provided. Panopto uses a browser plugin called 'Silverlight'. If you have difficulty accessing these recordings, please contact us at avf (at) email (dot) arizona (dot) edu.

Our podcasts are also available for free via iTunesU. Podcasts before 2012 are in the Linguistics Lectures series. Podcasts from 2012 through current can be accessed via the University of Arizona Linguistics series.

Lectures from Spring 2016

Lectures from Fall 2015

Lectures from Spring 2015

Lectures from Fall 2014

Lectures from Spring 2014

Lectures from Fall 2013

Lectures from Spring 2013

Lectures from Fall 2012

Lectures from Spring 2012

Access video of Noam Chomsky's recent talks at the University of Arizona, provided by Arizona Public Media

A basic introduction to Chomsky's linguistics a panel discussion featuring Simin Karimi, Tom Bever, Massimo Piattelli-Palmarini, Mike Hammond, Andy Barss and Al Bergesen, University of Arizona, February 2, 2012.

Lectures from Fall 2011

Lectures from Spring 2011

Lectures from Fall 2010

Lectures from Spring 2010

Lectures from Fall 2009

Lectures from Spring 2009

Lectures from Fall 2008

Lectures from Spring 2008

Lectures from Fall 2007

Access the lecture slides to accompany the lectures for which speakers provided them.