Events

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Marina Kalashnikova Talk, March 21, 10:30, Suedfeld Lounge
Dr. Marina Kalashnikova (Western Sydney University) will give a talk entitled “Learning to speak – learning to read: Early precursors of literacy skills” (abstract below) on Tuesday, March 21 at 10:30 am. The talk will take place in the Suedfeld Lounge (room 2510) in the Kenny Building (2136 West Mall). All are welcome! Abstract: Reading […]

Language Science Talks! Simon E. Fisher, March 28, 3:30 pm
The final talk in the Language Science Talks! Gold Medal Speaker Series lectures will take place on Tuesday, March 28 at 3:30 pm in the Beaty Biodiversity Museum (2212 Main Mall). Dr. Simon E. Fisher (Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics/Donders Brain and Language Institute) will be speaking on “A molecular genetic perspective on speech and […]

Language Science Talks! Sandra Waxman, March 14, 3:30 pm
The fourth of the Language Science Talks! Gold Medal Speaker Series lectures will take place on Tuesday, March 14 at 3:30 pm in the Beaty Biodiversity Museum (2212 Main Mall). Dr. Sandra Waxman (Northwestern) will be speaking on “What’s it all about: How (and how early) do infants link language and cognition?” (abstract below). If […]

Maite Taboada Talk, March 6, 12:00 pm, Dodson Room
On Monday, March 6, Dr. Maite Taboada (Simon Fraser University) will be speaking on “Sentiment Analysis and Online Content: How to Make Sense of Too Much Information” (full abstract below). This talk is jointly presented by the UBC Departments of Linguistics and Computer Science and the UBC iSchool. The talk will begin at 12 noon […]

Language Science Talks! Jenny Saffran, February 28, 3:30 pm
The third of the Language Science Talks! Gold Medal Speaker Series lectures will take place on Tuesday, February 28 at 3:30 pm in the Beaty Biodiversity Museum (2212 Main Mall). Dr. Jenny Saffran (Wisconsin) will be speaking on “Statistical learning and early language development” (abstract below). If you’re unable to make it to the talk […]

Jenny Saffran Talk, March 1, Suedfeld Lounge (Kenny Building), 3:30 pm
In addition to her Language Science Talks! series lecture, Dr. Jenny Saffran (Wisconsin) will be giving an additional talk entitled “Building a lexicon” in UBC’s Psychology department on Wednesday, March 1. The talk will begin at 3:30 pm in the Suedfeld Lounge (room 2510) in the Kenny Building (2136 West Mall). All are welcome!

Christos Papadimitriou talk, Feb. 16, 3:30, Life Sciences Centre 1002
Dr. Christos Papadimitriou (UC Berkeley) will be giving a talk titled “A Computer Scientist Thinks About The Brain” on Thursday, February 16 at 3:30 pm. The talk will take place in room 1002 of the Life Sciences Centre, and is hosted by UBC Computer Science. Full abstract is available here. All are welcome!

Gregory Hickok Talk, Feb. 9 POSTPONED
POSTPONED: Hopefully we’ll be able to reschedule with Dr. Hickok for May! On Thursday, February 9, at 3:30 p.m., Dr. Gregory Hickok (University of California, Irvine) will be speaking on “The computational neuroanatomy of speech production in the context of a dual stream framework for language”. The talk will be held in the Suedfeld Lounge […]

Language Science Talks! Michael C. Frank
The second of the Language Science Talks! Gold Medal Speaker Series lectures will take place on Tuesday, February 7 at 3:30 pm in the Beaty Biodiversity Museum (2212 Main Mall). Dr. Michael C. Frank (Stanford) will be speaking on “Bigger data about smaller people: Studying children’s language learning at scale” (abstract below). If you’re unable […]

Michael C. Frank Talk, February 8, 3:30 pm, Suedfeld Lounge (Kenny Building)
In addition to his ‘Language Science Talks!’ lecture on February 7, Michael C. Frank (Stanford) will be speaking on “Language use as social inference: Understanding pragmatics using the Rational Speech Act model” on Wednesday, February 8 at 3:30 pm. The talk will take place in the Suedfeld Lounge (room 2510) in the Kenny Building (2136 […]