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Reading Groups

In addition to our colloquium series, the Department of Linguistics (and CLS) hosts or participates in several reading groups which meet on a weekly or bi-weekly basis for discussion of topics of interest to the community. All are welcome to attend. Some of the groups are long term, some come together for special topics. New groups may form during any year. Check back for changes and new groups.

  • ESP Experimental syntax and pragmatics (Thursday from 11:30-12:30 in Mel 418 (BCS)) Amanda Pogue.
  • Morphology Reading Group (Fall 2017 Wednesday at noon), focused on reading and discussion around topics in Word and Paradigm morphology.
  • The Rochester Accent Project. We are working to collect historical background and linguistic data on the dialect spoken in the Rochester area, to contribute to our understanding of the social forces that affect language variation and change. (Thursday 10-11Am Lattimore 513) .Contact Maya Abtahian.
  • Iconicity Group A reading group on iconicity focused on acquiring data and references on iconicity in language to foster potential research and collaborations, meets every other Thursday 11-noon Humanities Center Conference Room B.  Contact Solveiga Armoskaite.
  • Phonetics. Phonetics and Phonology Reading Group Various topics of interest in current phonetic research. This fall: layngeal articulation. Wednesday 2PM Phonetics Lab. Contact Peter Guekguezian
  • Ad Lab every Thursday 3:30-4:30, Humanities center room A . Contact Solveiga Armoskaite.