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Date

Fri Dec 01, 2017

Time

06:00 PM - 07:30 PM


			

Location

CAS B18

Category

Undergraduate events

Title

"How to Create Your Own Language"

Description

Join BULA for a workshop where you'll be given a quick guide on how to create a constructed language (along the lines of Klingon from Star Trek, Dothraki from Game of Thrones, etc.), and then you'll get to work on creating the basic elements of your very own conlang, with guidance from Prof. Neil Myler. Pizza will be provided!

This is also a Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/688546351335903/

Sponsored by

BU undergraduate Linguistics Association (BULA)

Date

Thu Dec 07, 2017

Time

05:30 PM - 06:45 PM


			

Location

LSE B01

Category

Lectures

Title

LINGUISTICS COLLOQUIUM:
"How Phonetic Learners Should Use Their Input"

Description

Abstract: Children have impressive statistical learning abilities. In phonetic category acquisition, for example, they are sensitive to the distributional properties of sounds in their input. However, knowing that children have statistical learning abilities is only a small part of understanding how they make use of their input during language acquisition. This work uses Bayesian models to examine three basic assumptions that go into statistical learning theories: the structure of learners' hypothesis space, the way in which input data are sampled, and the features of the input that learners attend to. Simulations show that although a naïve view of statistical learning may not support robust phonetic category acquisition, there are several ways in which learners can potentially benefit by leveraging the rich statistical structure of their input.

This is also a Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/846247092203474/ .

Speaker(s)

Naomi Feldman (University of Maryland (and MIT))

Sponsored by

BU Linguistics Program

For more information

Carol Neidle (BU Linguistics )

Date

Thu Mar 22, 2018

Time

05:15 PM - 06:30 PM


			

Location

LSE B01

Category

Lectures

Title

LINGUISTICS COLLOQUIUM:
"Large-scale Studies of Segmental and Prosodic Variation in Speech"

Description

Abstract to be provided.

Speaker(s)

Morgan Sonderegger (McGill University)

Sponsored by

BU Linguistics Program

For more information

Carol Neidle (BU Linguistics)

Date

Thu Apr 12, 2018

Time

05:15 PM - 06:30 PM


			

Location

TBA

Category

Lectures

Title

LINGUISTICS COLLOQUIUM:
"Development and Variation in Child African American English"

Description

Abstract to be provided.

Speaker(s)

Lisa Green (University of Massachusetts, Amherst)

Sponsored by

BU Linguistics Program

For more information

Carol Neidle (BU Linguistics)