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Regular Meetings & Talks

The linguistics department hosts regular meetings and talks that bring together linguists and cognitive scientists from our campus community and beyond. Students and faculty have the opportunity to present new work and research. 

General Meeting

Friday afternoons the department meets to share work across the various constituencies of our department. The content may range over any subfield of linguistics: syntax, semantics, phonology, language acquisition, computational, neuro- and psycho-linguistics. GM meets on Fridays at 3:00.

Contact person: Ellen Lau and Valentine Hacquard

Linguistics Colloquium

Every fall and spring semester, the linguistics graduate students organize a colloquium series. They bring linguists from all over the world to present their most current work. Often, the Maryland Colloquium Series is the first public presentation of groundbreaking research. The colloquium takes place Fridays at 3 p.m. about five times per semester. To receive announcements about the linguistics colloquia, please subscribe to the linguistics colloquium listserv. View the event calendar to see upcoming colloquium talks.

Cognitive Science Colloquium

The Cognitive Science Colloquium series is designed to provide a focus for all those on campus who have interests in the cognitive sciences by bringing leaders in the field to present their work. There are approximately eight talks per semester, Thursdays at 3:30 p.m.
Organizing Committee: Peter Carruthers (philosophy), Jeffrey Lidz and Naomi Feldman (linguistics), Jonathan Beier and Robert Slevc (psychology).

Computational Linguistics and Information Processing (CLIP) Colloquium

The CLIP laboratory at Maryland is engaged in designing algorithms and building systems which allow computers to effectively and efficiently perform human language-related tasks.
Contacts: Hal Daumé III, Marine Carpuat 

Psycholinguistics Workshop

Graduate students and faculty meet weekly, Fridays at noon, to present work-in-progress on language processing (acquisition, psycholinguistics and neurolinguistics).
Contact person: Colin Phillips


Students and faculty meet twice a month to present work-in-progress on syntax and related topics.

Contact person: Howard Lasnik

Meaning Meeting

Student and faculty from linguistics and philosophy who are interested in meaning meet weekly to present their own work or discuss that of others. 

Computational psycholinguistics lab meetings

Graduate students and faculty meet biweekly, Fridays at 9 a.m. in Room 1108B of Marie Mount Hall, to present work-in-progress or read recent articles related to computational models of how people learn and process language.
Contact person: Naomi Feldman

Acquisition Lab

Acquisition of syntax and semantics (and occasionally phonology) lab meetings each week to discuss ongoing research in the lab, dealing with issues at all levels of the research process. The lab meeting is Fridays from 9:30 to 11:00 a.m. in Marie Mount Hall 1108B and doubles as an activity for undergraduate students in LING 248/448, an undergraduate lab research course for students working in language acquisition.
Contact Person: Jeffrey Lidz

Neuro Reading Group

Graduate students and faculty meet weekly to present work-in-progress on research using cognitive neuroscience methods.
Contact person: Ellen Lau

Phonology Circle

Students and faculty meet several times a month on Friday to discuss work in phonology and computational modeling. 

Language Science Lunch Talks

Most weeks, members of the Maryland language science community meet for Language Science Lunch Talks. These provide an opportunity for students and faculty to present ongoing work related to the language science program's goals of investigating the biological and computational foundations for language diversity.
Contact person: Shevaun Lewis