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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.


Note. Colloquium meetings for Spring 2022 will be held over Zoom. 

For more information, please contact the current colloquium organizers:

Indira Das ( indira.das [at] )
Tatevik Yolyan ( tatevik.yolyan [at] )
Jiaxing Yu ( jiaxing.j.yu [at] )


Spring 2022 Schedule

January 28, 3:00 – 4:30 PM ET
Carly Dickerson (Rutgers)
Sociolinguistic Knowledge of Albanian Heritage Speakers in the U.S. (details)

March 25, 3:00 – 4:30 PM ET
Asia Pietraszko (University of Rochester)
Syntactic structure building: lessons from periphrasis (details)

April 1, 3:00 – 4:30 PM ET
Amir Anvari (MIT)
A theory of oddness (details)

April 29, 3:00 – 4:30 PM ET
Yohei Oseki (University of Tokyo)
Building machines that process natural language like humans (details)


Fall 2021 Schedule 

October 1 (Cancelled) 

October 15, 2:00 – 3:30 PM ET
Lisa Pearl (UC Irvine)
How children are and aren’t like adults when interpreting pronouns: A computational cognitive modeling investigation. (details)

November 19, 3:00 – 4:30PM ET
Claire Halpert (University of Minnesota)
Revisiting nominal licensing in Zulu (details)

December 3, 3:00 – 4:30PM ET
Kristine Yu (UMass Amherst)
Building prosodic trees (details)