The Department of Linguistics holds a weekly talk series throughout the academic year. The regular time and place for colloquia is Thursdays at 4:00 p.m. in Herring Hall 125. Presentations are given by current doctoral students, Rice faculty, visiting scholars, and a number of distinguished visitors brought from outside the university. The schedule for upcoming colloquia is below.

The department has an e-mail list called lingcolloq-l which distributes colloquium announcements and associated talk abstracts. Graduate students are automatically subscribed to this list, and others interested can be added too. Don't worry--there is no spam sent on this list, and generally only one message per week. If you wish to be kept informed of Linguistics colloquia at Rice, and to receive a weekly e-mail message containing speaker, title, and abstract for each week's talk, you can subscribe to the distribution list at Lingcolloq-l.

Colloquium Schedule for Spring 2015 Semester

The colloquium organizer for Spring 2015 is Robert Englebretson. If you have schedule questions or would like to volunteer to give a colloquium presentation during that semester, please contact Robert at Talk, titles and links to abstracts will be added as we receive them. All talks are on Thursdays at 4:00 p.m. in Herring Hall 125 unless otherwise indicated in the schedule.

Department of Linguistics Colloquium Schedule Spring 2015

Colloquium meeting dates are in bold. Talk titles are tentative. 

Date Speaker-Affiliation Title
  01/15/2015 No colloquium  
  01/22/2015  Dingfang Shu- Shanghai International Studies University Metaphorical Pre-emptiveness in Non-literal Linguistic Interpretation
02/05/2015  Chris Koops- University of Mexico New perspectives on an old variable: The case of /dh/
02/12/2015      Philip Stempel- Rice University      Semantic Prosody- A Constructional Account
03/12/2015 Wambui Wa-Ngatho- Rice University  
04/09/2015 Nancy Niedzielski- Rice University  
04/16/2015 Sandy Thompson- University of California at Santa Barbara What can conversation tell us about negative scope in English and Japanese?

Colloquium Organizer: Robert Englebretson

* Reception to follow