Faculty News

Honors Seminar: Julie Boland

"Is conversation our superpower?"

Conversation usually seems effortless, but the rapid transitions between speakers entail multi-tasking that challenges our understanding of attention and working memory. In Professor Julie Boland's lab, they've been conducting experiments to better understand this puzzle. Professor Boland will describe some of their recent results during an Honors Seminar talk on Wednesday, October 7, at 2 p.m. Register for the event here.

Linguistics Colloquium: Antonella Sorace

"The ecology of L2 learning and L1 change in adult bilingualism”

Please join us for a virtual colloquium by Antonella Sorace, Professor of Developmental Linguistics, University of Edinburgh, who will present “The ecology of L2 learning and L1 change in adult bilingualism” on Friday, October 9. The virtual colloquium begins on Zoom at 4 pm. 

Graduate Student News

Emily Sabo Successfully Defends Dissertation

Linguistics graduate candidate Emily Sabo successfully defended her dissertation, “Social factors in the production, perception and processing of contact language varieties: Evidence from bilingual corpora, evaluations of perceived nativeness, and real-time processing (EEG) of Spanish-accented English,” on Friday, September 18. Co-chairs of Emily’s committee are Marlyse Baptista and Jonathan Brennan. Congratulations, Emily!

Webinar: Being a Linguist on Social Media


Kelly Wright to participate on panel giving webinar on social media

Registration is now open for an October 16th webinar on Being a Linguist on Social Media. Graduate student Kelly Wright is among several panel members giving the webinar, which takes place from 3:00 - 4:15 PM EST on Friday, Oct. 16. Sponsored by the Linguistic Society of America, the LSA webinar will provide a brief introduction to social media, with a particular focus on Linguist Twitter. Attendees will come away with an overview of some of the benefits and pitfalls of social media, as well as pointers for social media etiquette. Register for the webinar.

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Upcoming Events

Wednesday, Oct. 7
Honors Seminar
Julie Boland
2 PM

Friday, Oct. 9
Phondi Discussion Group
1 PM

HistLing Discussion Group
Ben Fortson
2 PM

SynSem Discussion Group
3 PM

Linguistics Colloquium 
Antonella Sorace, University of Edinburgh
4 PM

Thursday, Oct. 15
State of the College Address
3 PM

Friday, Oct. 16
Golden Apple Award Lecture

Lorenzo Garcia-Amaya
4 PM

October 23
Linguistics Colloquium
Matt Wagers, UCSC
4 PM

October 26
2020 DEI Summit
10-11:30 AM

Kelly Wright Gives Talk at Fordham University

On September 24, PhD student Kelly Wright gave a virtual talk at Fordham University titled "Raciolinguistic Ideologies and Justice in the Writing Classroom." Watch the video.

Flu Shot Information

Flu shot appointments are available on select days until November 14 at four campus locations – Michigan Union, Michigan League, Palmer Commons and Pierpont Commons. Schedule a flu shot appointment.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

As the largest college in the university, LSA celebrates its role in Michigan's deeply rooted commitment to diversity.


2020 Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Virtual Summit

Monday, October 26, 10-11:30 AM

Provost Susan M. Collins and
Vice Provost and Chief Diversity Officer Robert M. Sellers
are pleased to invite you to attend the
Arts+Social Change:
Building an Anti-Racist World Through the Arts

A Virtual DEI Summit Experience
Join us online for performances, a panel session and discussion. Additional details
and ways to engage available at
Department of Linguistics
University of Michigan
611 Tappan Street, 440 Lorch Hall
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1220
phone: 734.764.0353     email:

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