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Past Workshops and Colloquia

Explore the workshops and colloquia previously given by the Linguistics Program at South Carolina. What are we up to now? Browse our upcoming events.


April 8
Graduate Students Linguistics Research Symposium

February 3
Professional Development Workshop Series: "Data Analysis Tools"
Paige Keuster, Drew Crosby, Hannah Catron, Sarah Wilson, Shana Scucchi


November 4-6
The 5th biennial conference of the American Pragmatics Association (AMPRA-5)

November 7
Lecture: The Scandal of the ‘How-To-Write’ Industry
Geoffrey Pullum

November 8
Lecture: Racism and the Relevance of African American English
Geoffrey Pullum

Lecture Series Highlighting Deaf Language: The Linguistics Program, with funding from the College of Arts and Sciences, hosted a lecture series highlighting deaf language. All lectures presented in both ASL and in spoken English. The event was open to all USC students/faculty and the greater Columbia and Deaf Communities.

  • November 21: Roger Williams “Introduction to Deaf Studies”
  • November 22: Sherry Williams “Deaf Culture and History”


March 19
Professional Development Workshop Series: "Online Presence"
Amanda Dalola & Nina Moreno

April 9
Professional Development Workshop Series: "Navigating Institutional Hierarchies and Networking"
Stan Dubinsky & Mila Tasseva

April 16
Colloquium: Martin Pickering

April 23
Colloquium: Ellen Bialystok

April 30
Colloquium: Lise Dobrin

May 27
Professional Development Workshop: CVs
3:00-4:30 pm
Location: Zoom

June 24
Professional Development Workshop: Job ads and cover letters
4:00-5:30 pm
Location: Zoom

July 22
Professional Development Workshop: Statements (teaching/diversity)
4:00-5:30 pm
Location: Zoom

October 1
Colloquium: “Little Words” in Context and in Contact: Pragmatic Markers in Kwéyòl Donmnik, English, and French [pdf]
Joy Peltier, Department of Linguistics, University of Michigan
2:00-3:30 pm
Location: Zoom

October 15
Professional Development Workshop: "Applying for Fellowships: When, Why, and How”
Matt Klopfenstein, National Fellowships Coordinator, University of South Carolina
3:00-4:00 pm
Location: Zoom

October 29
Colloquium: "Representing Events in Language and Cognition”
Anna Papafragou, Department of Linguistics, University of Pennsylvania
2:00-3:30 pm
Location: Zoom 

November 6
GSLING Student Research Symposium (SRS) Brown Bag [pdf]
9:00-4:00 pm
Location: Close-Hipp Building 008

November 12
Colloquium: Title TBD
Kanan Luce, Linguistics Program, University of South Carolina 
Time/Location TBD 


January 2 - 5
Linguistic Society of America Annual Meeting, New Orleans, Louisiana

March 19
World Languages Day

September 14
Ph.D. Defense: Brianna Cornelius, "Talkin’ Black and Sounding Gay: An Examination of the Construction of a Multiplex Identity via Intraspeaker Variation"

September 25
Professional Development Workshop: "How to Turn Your Course Paper into a Publishable Manuscript"
Amit Almor, Anne Bezuidenhout, and Kurt Goblirsch

October 23
Colloquium: “The Origin of Language and the Oldest Words in the World”
Anatoly Liberman, Visiting Scholar from the University of Minnesota

October 30
Professional Development Workshop: "Linguistics in the time of COVID"
Jennifer Reynolds and Mila Tasseva

November 6
Workshop, "The State of Historical Phonology" 
Anatoly Liberman, Visiting Scholar from the University of Minnesota

November 7
Student Research Symposium

November 13
PhD Defense: Danielle Fahey, The Shape of the Bilingual Mental Lexicon: Testing the Cognate Continuum

November 20
Colloquium, "Beating a willing horse: the origin of our idioms"
Anatoly Liberman, University of Minnesota


January 3 – 6
Linguistic Society of America Annual Meeting, New York, New York

February 8
Colloquium, “Linguistic Entrenchment and the Effect of Subjective Lexical Familiarity in Korean /n/-insertions”
Stanley Dubinsky and Jiyeon Song

February 22
Colloquium,“The effects of focus on quantifier scope in Korean negation” and Keiko Bridwell “Hwhat did you say?: An acoustic analysis of the whine-wine merger in unscripted Southern American speech”
Dennis Park

February 28
"Talking Black in America” screening and Q&A panel 
Tracey Weldon

April 12
Angelina Rubina, Mila Tasseva-Kurktchieva

August 30
Pete Nelson

September 9
Additive Dialect Workshop
Price L. Lassahn-Worrell

September 27
Colloquium, "Aural You Crazy? Revisiting Leow et al. (2008) in the Aural Mode"
Sam Hackworth

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