Linguistics Colloquium - Past Talks

Semester Date and Location Topic Speaker Department/School Abstract
Fall 2008 December 17 (Wed)
4:00 p.m.
Taylor 106 
Hainan Cham Tones, Register and Vowel Quality Ela Thurgood English, CSU, Chico Abstract
Spring 2008 February 15 (Fri)
3:00 p.m.
Taylor 210 
The Uniqueness Marker in Mandan Sara Trechter English, CSU, Chico Abstract
Fall 2006 October 27 (Fri)
3:00 p.m.
Taylor 210 
The Formation of the Chinese Locative "Collostruction" Chaofen Sun Center of East Asian Studies, Stanford University Abstract
Spring 2006 February 24 (Fri)
3:00 p.m.
Taylor 210 
Phonological Cues Predict Gender of Unfamiliar Names Saundra Wright English, CSU, Chico Abstract
  April 20 (Thurs)
4:00 p.m.
Ayres 120
(Anthropology Forum) 
The End of the Sentence in Siouan? Sara Trechter English, CSU, Chico Abstract
Fall 2005 A Special Guest Acquisition of English Fricatives by Japanese Native Speakers Katsura Aoyama Department of Communication Disorders, Texas Tech University
Spring 2005 January 28 (Fri)
3:00 p.m.
Taylor 210 
Name Popularity and Feminization Trends Saundra K. Wright CSU, Chico Abstract
  April 15 (Fri)
3:00 p.m.
Taylor 210
Discovering Burundi's Cultural History Through Language Ellen Eggers CSU, Chico Abstract
  April 29 (Fri)
3:00 p.m.
Taylor 210 
From Proto-Chamic to Tsat: Insights from Zheng 1997 and from Summer 2004 Fieldwork Graham Thurgood CSU, Chico Abstract
Fall 2004 September 17 (Fri)
3:00 p.m.
Taylor 210 
Pronunciation and Phonology: A Survey of Gendered Typology Sara Trechter CSU, Chico Abstract
Spring 2004 January 30 (Fri)
3:00 p.m.
Taylor 206 
Who is Yo' English Teacher? Tracy Butts CSU, Chico Abstract
  March 26 (Fri)
3:00 p.m.
Taylor 206 
The Use of Phonation Types in Javanese Ela Thurgood CSU, Chico Abstract
  A Special Guest Anong, The Grammar of an Endangered Language Sun Hongkai Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, Beijing
Fall 2003 October 17
3:00 p.m.
PAC 206 
"First I unbuild it, ok?": Innovations in Un-Prefixation Saundra K. Wright CSU, Chico Abstract
  November 14
3:00 p.m.
PAC 206 
Language Contact, Structural Shift and Structural Borrowability: Evidence from Oroqen, Qiang and Tsat Frank Li CSU, Chico Abstract
  December 12
3:00 p.m.
PAC 206 
The Socialization of Taste Margaret A. DuFon CSU, Chico Abstract
Spring 2003 January 24
3:00 p.m.
PAC 206 
Thai Speakers of English in Different Language Communities: A Phonological Comparison of Word-initial Stops Kate Wray MA Student, CSU, Chico Abstract
  February 21
3:00 p.m.
PAC 206 
The Sonority Hierarchy and the Typology of Geminate Consonants Katsura Aoyama Department of Communication Disorders, Texas Tech University Abstract
  March 5 (Wed)
4:00 p.m.
Ayres 120 
Ditransive Constructions in the world's languages: alignment types, alignments splits, and inverse patterns Martin Haspelmath Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig, Germany Abstract
Fall 2002 September 6
3:00 p.m.
PAC 206 
Language Death and Native American Languages: The Case of Sauk Algonquian Michael Reinschmidt Department of Anthropology, CSU, Chico Abstract
  October 11
3:00 p.m.
PAC 206 
Phonetic Realizations of Geminate Affricates: A Study of Production Ela Thurgood Department of English, CSU, Chico Abstract
  November 15
3:00 p.m.
PAC 206 
The Tall and the Short of It: An Analysis of Children's Ability to Acquire Gradable Adjectives Saundra Wright Department of English, CSU, Chico Abstract
Spring 2002 January 22
3:00 p.m.
Taylor 210 
Transitivity and Change of State Verbs Saundra Wright Department of English, CSU, Chico Abstract
  February 8
3:00 p.m.
PAC 206 
The Value of 'Pi' Sara Trechter Department of English, CSU, Chico Abstract
  March 8
3:00 p.m.
PAC 206 
A Cross-Linguistic Examination of Causation, Intensive, and Reciprocal Frank Li Department of English, CSU, Chico Abstract
  April 5
3:00 p.m.
PAC 206 
The Influence of Chinese on Tsat, an Austronesian Language of Hainan Graham Thurgood
and Frank Li
Department of English, CSU, Chico Abstract