Speaker Series

The Linguistics Speaker Series is a series of invited talks, organized each semester by the grad students in the Penn Department of Linguistics. We invite students and professors from various subfields and various universities to speak about their current research. All talks are open to the greater Penn linguistics community.

Schedule

Talks are held on Thursday afternoons.  Please see the "upcoming events" entry on the Linguistics Department web-site for time and location. 

 

Speakers for Fall 2019:

October 3rd: Alec Marantz - NYU 

October 17th: Donka Farkas - UC Santa Cruz 

October 31st: Patrice Beddor - Univ. of Michigan

November 14th: Kirk Hazen - West Virginia Univ.

 

Speakers for Spring 2019:

Faculty Search candidate presentations replaced the Speaker Series for Spring, 2019.

 

Speakers for Fall 2018:

September 20th: Liina Pylkkanen - NYU 

November 1st: Laurel MacKenzie - NYU 

November 15th: Jim Wood - Yale

December 6th: Lisa Davidson - NYU

 

Speakers for Spring 2018:

January 18th: Laura Kalin - Princeton 

February 22nd: Juliette Blevins - CUNY 

March 29th: Christina Tortora - CUNY

April 5th: Mandy Simons - Carnegie Mellon

April 19th: Craige Roberts - Ohio State  

 

Speakers for Fall 2017:

October 12th: Jonathan Bobaljik - University of Connecticut 

November 2nd: Hadas Kotek - New York University 

November 16th: Jeffery Heinz - Stony Brook University

December 7th: Juliet Stanton - New York University 

 

Speakers for Spring 2017:

April 7th: David Lightfoot - Georgetown University

April 21st: Arthur Samuel - Stony Brook University 

April 28th: Andries Coetzee - University of Michigan

 

Speakers for Fall 2016:

September 16th: Abby Walker  (Sociolinguistics, Phonetics) - Virginia Tech.

September 30th: Željko Bošković (Syntax) - U-Conn 

October 21st: Mark Aronoff (Morphology) - Stony Brook

November 11th: Roger Schwarzschild (Semantics) - MIT

November 18th: Karlos Arregi (Syntax, Morphology) - U-Chicago

December 9th: Robert Berwick (Computational Linguistics) - MIT 

  

Speakers for Spring 2016:

March 31st: Aaron Rubin (Historical Ling) - Penn State

April 7th: Mark Tiede (Phonetics) - Haskins

April 14th: Rajesh Bhatt (Syntax/Semantics) - UMass

April 21st: Valentine Hacquard (Semantics/Pragmatics/Syntax) - University of Maryland 

May 5th: Angelika Kratzer (Semantics) - UMass

 

Speakers for Fall 2015:

October 1st: Richard Kayne (Syntax) - NYU

October 15th: Norvin Richards (Syntax) - MIT

November 5th: Abby Cohn (Phonology, Phonetics) - Cornell University

November 19th: Neil Myler (Morphology, Syntax) - BU

December 3rd: Andrea Beltrama (Semantics, Pragmatics, Sociolinguistics) - University of Chicago

 

Speakers for Spring 2015:

January 22nd:  Maria Gouskova; NYU

January 29th:  Elizabeth Zsiga; Georgetown

February 19th:  Susan Fischer; CUNY

February 26th:  Lisa Green; UMass

March 26th:  Raffaella Zanuttini; Yale

April 23rd:  Bill Haddican; CUNY

 

Speakers for Fall 2014:

September 11th: Gaurav Mathur (Sign language) - Gallaudet University

October 16th: Susi Wurmbrand (Syntax) - University of Connecticut

October 30th: Joseph Eska (Historical) - Virginia Tech

November 13th: Walt Wolfram (Sociolinguistics) - North Carolina State University

November 20th: Andrea Calabrese (Morphology/Phonology) - University of Connecticut

December 4th: Sarah Murray (Semantics/Pragmatics) - Cornell University