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Faculty and Students in the Field

Mary Pastor

Last fall, students in Professor Mary Paster’s Fieldwork in Linguistics class had the unique opportunity to conduct fieldwork with Somali immigrants, an experimental approach to the class, which proved a valuable variation on studying language.

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2014

Professor Michael Diercks
Ling/Cog Sci professor Michael Diercks co-authors successful NSF grant for work on African languages
http://coas.missouri.edu/news/2014/marlo.shtml

2013

Indigenous Language Symposium
Bringing together community language activists and linguists [pdf]
November 9, 1:45-6:00pm in Rose Hills Theater

Robert Efron Lecture: Judith Kroll
Being Bilingual: What Juggling Two Languages Tells Us About the Mind and the Brain [pdf]
October 31, 4:15pm in Seaver Auditorium North

Joel Fishbein
Ling/Cog Sci alumnus Joel Fishbein's work on a biosensor featured in Pomona College Magazine

Rodrigo Ranero
Ling/Cog Sci major Rodrigo Ranero's work on an endangered language featured in Pomona College Magazine and YouTube video

Rebekah Cramerus
Ling/Cog Sci major Rebekah Cramerus featured in article on Pomona's summer internship program

Haley Brown
Linguistics alumna Haley Brown wins Watson Fellowship

Rodrigo Ranero
Ling/Cog Sci major Rodrigo Ranero wins Davis Peace Grant

Ruth Kramer
Clitic Doubling vs. Object Agreement: The View from Amharic (and Beyond) [pdf]
March 28 at 4:15pm in 1135 Lincoln

2012

Laura McPherson
Linguistics alumna Laura McPherson strives to preserve fading languages through her work at UCLA

Robert Efron Lecture: Brent Henderson
More Than Words: The Need for a Development-Based Approach to Language Revitalization
September 13 at 4:15pm in Rose Hills Theater

Brent Henderson
Department colloquium: Chimiini Instrumentals and the Syntactic Typology of Applicatives
September 14 at 4:15pm in 217 Edmunds

Anne-Michelle Tessier
Deriving Variations in Phonological Learning: Interactions between grammars and errors in L1 and L2 child phonology
April 9 at 4:15pm in 217 Edmunds.

Lunch for majors to welcome Jesse Harris, new faculty member
Monday, January 30 at 12:30pm in the Linguistics and Cognitive Science Department suite.

Summer Opportunities Panel
Hear from students about summer jobs/internships they have done relating to linguistics and cognitive science.
Monday, February 13 at 4:15 in Edmunds 217.

Mary Paster
Phonologically Conditioned Morphology
Monday, February 20 at 4:15 in Edmunds 217

2011

David Odden and Michael Marlo
Finding Order in Chaos: Tonal Variation in East African Language [pdf]
Monday, April 11, 2011

Michael Marlo
Me, Myself & I: On the Exceptional Properties of 1sg and Reflexive Object Markers in Bantu [pdf]
Tuesday, April 12, 2011

David Odden
Aspects of Llogoori Tone [pdf]
Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Simanique Moody
Cultural Diversity and Linguistic continuity of African Americans in Southeast Georgia
Tuesday, October 4, 2011 at 4:15pm in Edmunds 101

2010

Mark Liberman
The Golden Age of Speech and Language Science
Thursday, March 25, 2010

David Harrison
"The Linguists" Film Screening, followed by discussion with David Harrison, a linguist featured in the film.
Friday, April 2nd, 2010

David Harrison
Endangered Languages: Local and Global
Friday, April 2nd, Noon

2009

Two-Day Event: Robert Efron Symposia in Linguistics & Cognitive Science
David Rosenthal and Ned Block
Consciousness: Higher-Order Theories
Monday February 9, 2009

Ned Block and David Rosenthal
Consciousness, Brain and Mental Qualities
Tuesay February 10, 2009

Steven Clarke
Aging, Cognition and Rejuvenation: A Battle Between Chemistry and Biology
Tuesday, November 10, 11am, Rose Hills Theater, Pomona College

2008

SCOPHO
Southern California Workshop on Phonetics/Phonology
Saturday, November 1, 2008

Sharon Inkelas
Public Lecture: On (Un)Naturalness in Child Phonology
Monday, March 21, 2008
Colloquium: The Morphology-Phonology Connection: A Case for Cophonologies
Tuesday April 1, 2008

Edwin Williams
Public Lecture: You Didn't Hear it From Me
Monday, January 28, 2008
Colloquium: Derivational Prefixes Are Projective, Not Realizational
Tuesday January 29, 2008

2007

Geoffrey K. Pullum
Modeling Human and Non-Human Languages
Monday, April 16, 2007
Colloquium: The Elusive Concept of Sytematicity
Tuesday April 17, 2007

2006

Elissa Newport, Stephen Crain, Susan Goldin-Meadow
How is the Mind Prepared to Learn Language? [pdf] -  Symposium
March 31, 2006 (Sponsored by the Hart Institute for American History)

John Searle
Cognitive Science as Applied Philosophy
March 1, 2006 (Sponsored by the Hart Institute for American History)

2005

Jerry Fodor
What We Still Don't Understand About Cognition
November 15, 2005
Current Views About Concepts
November 16, 2005

Asserting, Meaning and Implying: A Conference in Linguistics and Philosophy in honor of Jay D. Atlas.
April 1-2, 2005