Fall 2018 Schedule

Welcome back to another year of the Language Variation and Change Workshop!

This quarter’s schedule is below. All meetings will take place at 3:30 pm in Rosenwald 301, unless otherwise noted.

Week 2 (10/12): Fieldwork Recap

Week 3 (10/19): Joanne Vera Stolk (University of Oslo) — Joint with the Morph&Syn workshop (1:00pm in RO 208)

Week 7 (11/16): Jacob Phillips (UChicago)

Week 9 (11/30): Natalia Bermudez (UChicago)

Week 10 (12/7): Sofia Torallas-Tovar (UChicago)

Spring 2018 Workshop Schedule

Please find the schedule for this quarter’s Language Variation & Change meetings below. All meetings will take place at 3:30 pm in Rosenwald 301.

Week 1, 3/30: Savithry Namboodiripad (University of Michigan)

Week 2, 4/6: Alan Yu (Linguistics, UChicago)

Week 3, 4/13: Emily Smith (NELC, UChicago)

Week 4, 4/20: Ashwini Deo (OSU)

Week 7, 5/11: Robert Lewis (Linguistics, UChicago)

Week 8, 5/18: Andrew Ollett (NELC, UChicago)

Winter 2018 LVC Schedule

Below is the schedule of talks for Winter 2018. All talks will be at 3:30 PM in Rosenwald 301, unless otherwise noted.

Week 2 (1/12): Yaroslav Gorbachov (UChicago), “Slavic ‘animacy’/’virility’ as a contact phenomenon?”

Week 3 (1/19 at 12:30 PM in Classics 110): Isaac Bleaman (NYU), “Hasidic Yiddish Syntax on the Internet: Competing Trends in Language Change” — Joint with Comparative Literature

Week 4 (1/26): Rebecca Hasselbach-Andee (UChicago), “Dative or no dative: The function of the morpheme -iš in Akkadian and other Semitic languages”

Week 5 (2/2): Britta Ingebretson (UChicago)

Week 7 (2/16): E-Ching Ng (UChicago)

Week 8 (2/23): Jack Martin (William and Mary)

Week 10 (3/9): Tran Truong (UChicago)

LVC Fall 2017 Schedule

Welcome to another year of the Language Variation and Change workshop! The current schedule for this quarter is given below; check back here for updates throughout the quarter and also look for individual announcements.

If you would like to be added to the LVC mailing list, please email jkantarovich@uchicago.edu.

Friday, October 6th at 3:30 PM (Rosenwald 301): Jessica Kantarovich (UChicago)

Friday, November 3rd at 1:00 PM (Cobb 119): Adam Singerman (UChicago) — joint with the Morphology&Syntax workshop

Friday, November 17th at 3:30 PM (Rosenwald 301): Fieldwork Recap Part 1

Monday, November 20th at 3:30 PM (Cobb 202): Tatiana Nikitina (CNRS, Paris)

Friday, December 1st at 3:30 PM (Rosenwald 301): Fieldwork Recap Part 2


Spring 2017 Meeting Schedule

Please find below the preliminary spring schedule for the Language Variation and Change workshop. All talks will be held in Rosenwald 011, unless otherwise noted.

Friday, 4/14 at 3:30: Lev Michael (UC Berkeley), Lexical homology in computational phylogenetics: A comparative Tupí-Guaraní case study
Friday, 4/28 at 3:30: Cécile Vigouroux (Simon Frasier University)
Monday, 5/8 at 3:30: Friederike Luepke (SOAS)
Friday, 5/12 at 3:30: Hilary McMahan (UChicago)
Friday, 5/19, time TBD, in Harris 319: Grammar-Writing Workshop
Friday, 6/2 at 3:30: Cherry Meyer (UChicago)

Winter 2017 LVC Schedule Changes

There have been some changes to the LVC schedule for this quarter.

  1. Adam Singerman’s March 10th talk has been cancelled due to other ongoing events in the Linguistics Department. Instead, please join us for a joint meeting of the LVC and Syntax&Morphology workshops this Friday, February 24th at 1PM, where Adam will talk about his work. Details to follow.
  2. Emmanuel Ngue Um’s visit has been delayed until the first week of March.
  3. Brian Joseph’s talk will take place on March 3rd as expected.

Winter 2017 LVC Schedule

The schedule for the rest of the quarter has more or less been finalized. Hope to see you there!

Friday, January 27 at 3:30 PM in Rosenwald 301 — Robert Lewis (UChicago)
Late February
(exact date TBD) — Emmanuel Ngue Um (University of Yaounde and CERDOTOLA)
Friday, March 3 at 3:30 PM in Rosenwald 301 — Brian Joseph (OSU)
Friday, March 10 at 3:30 PM in Rosenwald 301 — Adam Singerman (UChicago)


Finalized Fall Workshop Schedule

Here is the complete schedule of the remaining Language Variation & Change workshop meetings for the rest of this quarter:

October 27, 12 PM in the Landahl Center — Fieldwork Recap Session Part 2 (Betsy Pillion, Natalia Pavlou, Robert Lewis, Hannah McElgunn)

October 31, 12 PM in Haskell 101 — Denny Moore (Museu Paraense Emílio Goeldi)

November 11, 3:30 PM in Cobb 116 — Nicole Rosen (UManitoba)

December 2, 3:30 PM in Rosenwald 301 — Jacob Phillips (UChicago)

Hope to see you there!

Spring 2016 Schedule

LVC is pleased to announce the following talks for the Spring quarter! All talks will be at 3:00-4:30, unless otherwise noted. Locations TBA!

April 12 – Adam Singerman – joint with Morphosyntax workshop
“Negation in Tupari”

April 21 (12:15 PM) – Hans Boas (UT Austin) – joint with CLS
“What can Texas German tell us about the role of internal vs. external factors in language change?””

April 29  – Daniel Chen (Institute for Advanced Study, Toulouse School of Economics)
“Covering: Mutable Characteristics and Perceptions of (Masculine) Voice in the U.S. Supreme Court”

May 4 (4:30 PM) – Barbra Meek (University of Michigan) – joint with Semiotics workshop
“Linguistic Manifestations and/in Encounters of Loss”

May 20 – Lindsay Whaley (Dartmouth)
Title TBA

June 3 – Julia Thomas Swan
Title TBA


Updated Schedule for Winter 2016

LVC is pleased to announce the following updated schedule for our remaining talks of the Winter quarter. All will be held on Fridays from 3:00-4:30 in Rosenwald 015.

February 12th: Betsy Pillion, Sarah Kopper & Lenore Grenoble (University of Chicago & MSU)
“Is ‘huh’ really a universal word? Clicks, kisses & whistles in Cameroon”

March 1st (TUES): Yukinori Takubo (Kyoto University) – alternate time & place, TBA
Title TBA

March 11th: Britta Ingebretson (University of Chicago)
Title TBA