Linguistics Studies Seminar Series


Jane Simpson
Linguistics Studies Seminar Series

Seminars in this series are held weekly during teaching weeks, in the Basham Seminar Room of BPB on Level 1, from 3:3 - 4:30pm.

These lectures are free and open to staff, students, fellows and friends.

Past events

CoEDL Linguistics Seminar : Katerina Naitoro, Going against the trend: Degrammaticalization of reflexes of POc *paka in Southeast Solomonic

13 Sep 2019

One of the most important constraints on morphosyntactic change is the unidirectionality of changes seen in grammaticalization (Haspelmath, 2004). The...

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CoEDL Linguistics Seminar : Nay San, A constraint-based approach to text-setting in Kaytetye

6 Sep 2019

Singing is a universal human activity. Across the vast range of song traditions across the world, native speakers have consistent intuitions about how the...

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CoEDL Linguistics Seminar : Hedvig Skirgård, Language Diversification in Remote Oceania

28 Aug 2019

Why are there so many languages in some parts of the world and so few in others? In this talk, I will suggest some answers to this question as it pertains to...

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CoEDL Linguistics Seminar : Judith Irvine, After Shaka: IsiZulu language in ideology and social history

23 Aug 2019

IsiZulu, a major language of South Africa, is not a static monolith, except as some people’s ideologies of language have so imagined it. This presentation...

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