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Colloquia are generally held Fridays at 3 pm, in Room 108 of the Linguistics Department, 18 Seminary Place, College Ave Campus. A reception or potluck typically follows. Speakers are selected by the graduate students in consultation with (and with suggestions from) the faculty.

For more information, please contact the current colloquium organizers:

Chaoyi chen:  chaoyi.chen (at)
Indira Das: indira.das (at)
Sreekar Raghotham: sreekar.raghotham (at)

Spring 2021: Colloquia held virtually. Please contact the organizers for a link.

Friday, February 05, 3:00 PM ET
Edward Flemming (MIT):
A Generative Phonetic Analysis of the timing of L- Phrase Accents in English (details)

Friday, March 05, 3:00 PM ET
Rajesh Bhatt (UMass Amherst): Deconstructing Relativization — the case of Georgian `rom’ relatives
(joint work with Léa Nash, Paris 8/CNRS) (details)

Friday, March 26, 3:00PM ET
Daniel Goodhue (UMD): `Rising declaratives and the semantics-pragmatics interface’ (details)

Friday, April 16, 3:00 PM ET
Danny Fox (MIT):
Trivalent Strong Exhaustivity – towards a uniform semantics for question embedding (details)