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Friday Colloquium Series

About the Friday Colloquium

The UNC Linguistics Friday Colloquium series (not to be confused with the annual Spring Colloquium) serves three purposes:

  • a place for UNC graduate students and faculty to present current work for feedback and discussion in a friendly, supportive atmosphere
  • an opportunity for our department to host talks by speakers from other UNC departments or elsewhere
  • a venue for professional-development workshops for linguistics graduate students

All events this Fall of 2020 will take place from 5:00-6:00 pm, instead of the customary 3:30–4:30 pm, and will be held virtual, over Zoom, instead of Smith Building 107. If anyone is interested in giving a Friday Colloquium talk, please contact the organizer, David Mora-Marín (


Friday Colloquium Schedule — Fall 2020

FridaySpeaker(s)Title of Lecture/Workshop
8/21Linguistics FacultyWorkshop: Creating An Academic Website
8/28Jennifer SmithHow productive is core-periphery structure in the Japanese lexicon? Empirical results and theoretical implications
9/4David Mora-Marín Paleography of Mayan Hieroglyphs
9/11Sean FoleyNaruo: an endangered Ngwi language spoken in Yunnan, China
9/18Jon HennerWhose Modality Counts?
9/25Linguistics FacultyWorkshop: Abstract-writing
10/2Leah Marie DudleyAccent accommodation in American students studying in the UK
10/9Tiffany JudyResidual Effects of Instruction on L2 Acquisition of Aspect
10/16Lamar GrahamCastilian influence on the development of personal(ized) infinitives in Ibero-Romance
10/23Brian HsuHarmonic Grammar in phrasal movement: an account of probe competition and blocking
10/30Megan GotowskiChildren's Comprehension of Comparatives
11/6Emily PaceCareers for Linguists, Linguists for Careers
11/13Linguistics FacultyHow to prepare a literature review

Friday Colloquium Schedule — Spring 2020


Friday Colloquium Schedule — Fall 2019

FridaySpeaker(s)Title of Lecture/Workshop
8/30No talk
9/6No talk
9/13David Mora-MarínIzapan Writing: Yet Another Undeciphered Mesoamerican Script
9/20Interest meeting for Linguistics Outreach Group
9/27Elliott Moreton et al.Personal statements and cover letters for PhD programs and private sector employment
10/4No talk
10/11Important non-FLC event: Difficult Discourse workshop in Hyde Hall University Room, 1:00-5:00 pm
10/25Tristan Bavol and Victoria JohnstonDivergent Principles of Numeral Formation in P'urhepecha
11/1Jen SmithStatistics workshop: Interactions
11/8Peter BaumgartnerApplied NLP: Lessons from the Field
11/15Yunchuan ChenAn experimental approach to the L2 acquisition of the head noun phrase in Japanese relative clauses
11/22Adam AlbrightSpeakers avoid saying improbable words, but not exceptional words