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Colloquia are generally held Fridays at 3:00 p.m., 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:

Jiaxing Yu ( jiaxing.j.yu [at] )
Ying Zhang ( ying.z [at] )
Gérard Avelino ( gerard.avelino [at] )

Colloquium speakers for the Fall 2022 semester are shown below!


September 30, 3:00 – 4:30 PM ET
Luke Adamson (Rutgers)

A noun’s gender is locally determined: Evidence from gender and possession (details)

November 11, 3:00 – 4:30 PM ET
Aaron White (University of Rochester)

Semantic Category Induction (details)

December 16, 3:00 – 4:30 PM ET
Laura McPherson (Dartmouth College)

Spoken rhythms and drummed speech: Bidirectional iconicity at the crossroads of language and music (details)