Events

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Nancy Hornberger Talk, July 31, Ponderosa Commons Multipurpose Room
On Monday, July 31, Dr. Nancy H. Hornberger (University of Pennsylvania) will be giving a talk on “Teaching and Researching the Continua of Biliteracy”. The talk will begin at 1:30 pm in the Ponderosa Commons Multipurpose Room (room 2012); light refreshments will be served beginning at 1:15. All are welcome! For more information, visit http://lled.educ.ubc.ca/public-lecture-summer-scholar/.

Remembering Eric Vatikiotis-Bateson
On Wednesday May 31, a dear member of our Language Sciences community, Eric Vatikiotis-Bateson, passed away from complications of lymphoma. Eric was Professor of Linguistics and the former Director of the Cognitive Systems Program; he had been at UBC since 2003. The BC and UBC flags will be lowered tomorrow (June 2) in his honour; […]

Gregory Hickok Talk, May 1, Totem Field Studios
On Monday, May 1, 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 room 103, Totem Field Studios (2613 West Mall). All are welcome!

Sophia Malamud Talk, April 12, Totem Field Studios
On Wednesday, April 12, Sophia Malamud (Brandeis) will give a talk on “What English reverse-polarity tags can tell us about Mandarin particle ‘ba’ and vice versa: from corpus data to a model of conversation”. The talk will begin at 12:15 pm, and will be held in room 103 of Totem Field Studios (2613 West Mall). […]

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!