Events

The Center sponsors a number of guest lectures, videoconference lectures, and workshops related to language research.

Videoconference Lecture: Dr. Kelly Spencer (Colgate U.). Feb 23, 2011, 12:00-1:15pm, Moore Hall 258
Spencer Kelly presents a talk on "Putting Language Back in the Body: The Role of Hand Gestures in Second Language Processing".

Workshop: Psyscope Tutorial. Dec 3, 2010, Mac lab (Moore Hall 153B).
Psyscope is a program to design and run experiments -- including but not limited to psycholinguistic experiments -- used by many experimental labs. Its code has been made public, under the GNU GPL license. Three graduate students in the SLS department have recently developed Psyscope scripts, and will present a brief structured tutorial: Daniel Jackson (PhD candidate), Hannah Jones (MA candidate), Prof. Yoko Uchida (AGC).

Videoconference Lecture: Dr. Doug Biber (Northern Arizona U.). Nov 19, 2009, 12:00-1:15pm
Douglas Biber and Bethany Graya present a talk with title "Challenging stereotypes about academic writing: Complexity, elaboration, explicitness".

Lecture: Dr. Michael Spivey (UC Merced). May 21, 2009, 12:00-1:15pm

Lecture: Dr. Ben Ambridge (U. Liverpool, UK). Nov 6, 2008, 12:00-1:15pm
Dr. Ben Ambridge  from the School of Psychology, University of Liverpool, UK presents: "Similarity to existing regular past-tense forms affects children’s judgments of novel past-tense forms." This lecture is a joint event with the Linguistics Department and the Brown-Bag Seminar in SLS.