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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 2021 will take place from 3:30-4:30 pm, over Zoom, instead of Smith Building 107. If you are interested in attending or giving a Friday Colloquium talk, please contact the organizer, Michael Terry (


Friday Colloquium Schedule — Fall 2021

FridaySpeaker(s)Title of Lecture/Workshop
8/20Ling FacultyGrad Student
8/27No Colloq
9/3David Mora-MarinLinguistics Outreach Group Orientation
9/10Monica Lopez Vazquez and Lemar GrahamEmoji selection as prosody markers
9/17Amy ReynoldsTBA
10/8Simon WolfTBA
10/15Laura Jacox, Jeff Mielke, and David ZajacTBA
11/5David Mora-Marin TBA
11/12Hugo Rodriguez SalgadoTBA

Friday Colloquium Schedule — Spring 2021

FridaySpeaker(s)Title of Lecture/Workshop
1/22Welcome back!Organization
1/29David F. Mora-MarínAdditional Comparanda for Testing the Mayan-Mijesokean Hypothesis
2/5No event
2/12Ling FacultyGraduate Student Workshop
2/19Katya PertsovaOn morphological productivity and lack thereof: evidence from verbal borrowings into Russian
2/26Jennifer ArnoldAdaptation Effects in Pronoun Comprehension
3/5-3/6SLINKI 2021—No FLC
3/19Kathryn LeechInput and Interaction: The role of caregiver speech in children’s early language and literacy development
3/26Phil EdwardsCourse Design and Critical Pedagogy
4/9Jeffrey BournsCherokee Philology: Methods and Discoveries
4/23Sean FoleyRevisiting Proto-Central Ngwi Tones
4/30Joshua FennellSearching for phonological amelioration

Friday Colloquium Schedule — Fall 2020

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