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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. 

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.
2020-2021 Committee: Aaron Doliana, Tyler Knowlton, Jéssica Mendes, Sigwan Thivierge

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 

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

CNL lab meetings

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

Syntax/Semantics (S-LAB) lab meetings

Graduate students and faculty meet twice a month to present work-in-progress on syntactic and semantic phenomena. 

Contact person: Howard Lasnik

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

LingBrains meetings

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

General Linguistics Lab Meeting (GLLaM)

During COVID-19, we are consolidating our larger lab meetings, including CNL and SLAB, into a single online meeting, whose content may range over any subfield of linguistics: syntax, semantics, phonology, language acquisition, computational, neuro- and psycho-linguistics. GLLaM meets on Fridays at 12:15, via Zoom. The schedule can be found here

Contact person: Dan Goodhue