Friday Research Talks

The Department invites scholars in Linguistics to present their research most Fridays throughout the academic year. Lectures on cutting-edge research are followed by a Q&A session.

The Friday Speaker Series takes place at 3:30 pm in Poulton 230. For more information, including access to Zoom links, please reference this flyer.

Spring 2024

Feb. 23 – Daniel Ginsberg
American Anthropological Association
School for Linguists: Revisited

Mar. 15 – Matthew Kelley
George Mason University
Acoustic absement in spoken word recognition

Mar. 22 – Marije Michel
Rijksuniversiteit Groningen
The dynamics of language learning and well-being in highly-educated newcomers in the Netherlands

Apr. 5 – Nick Fleisher
University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee
The semantics and pragmatics of norm erosion

Apr. 12 – Biljana Cubrovic
University of Belgrade
Some observations on the development of L2 English varieties: in the 21st century: Between a rock and a hard place

Apr. 19 – Maria Kouneli
Rutgers University
Marked nominative as a type of ergative

Apr. 26 – Bryan Smith
Arizona State University
Language learning ‘in the wild’: Evidence from app-based extramural Spanish learning

Fall 2023 speakers:

Sept. 15 – Laura Tan
Georgetown University
Towards Including Second Language Varieties of English on High-stakes International Tests of English Proficiency: A Perceptual Adaptation Study

Sept. 22 – Jessie Sams
LangTime Studio
Delicious Ambiguity: Circuitous Careers

Sept. 29 – Francis Tyers
Indiana University
Codex to corpus: Processing and annotation for an open and extensible edition of the Florentine Codex

Oct. 13 – Laura Gurzynski-Weiss
Indiana University, Bloomington
24k tasks and counting: Reconceptualizing exposure-track L2 Spanish in the US

Oct. 20 – Akiko Fujii
International Christian University, Tokyo
Overcoming challenges in promoting interaction in L2 language and content classrooms: Learners, tasks, teachers, and community

Oct. 27 – Matt Hewett
Georgetown University
The precedence component to intervention effects: Evidence from English passives

Nov. 3 – Lacey Wade
University of Kansas
Expectations, Experience, and Linguistic Convergence

Nov. 10 – Danni Shi
Georgetown University
The effects of repeated viewing of video-based lectures on L2 learners’ processing and acquisition of technical vocabulary

Nov. 17 – Elisabeth Camp
Rutgers University
Title TBD, Co-sponsored with the Department of Philosophy

Dec. 1 – Géraldine Walther
George Mason University
Grammar as information

Spring 2023 speakers include:

Jan. 20 – Kelly E. Wright
PhD, Virginia Tech
Prioritizing the Language User: Expectation, Ideology, Policy, & Labor

Jan. 27 – Nicole Holliday
PhD, Pomona College
Sociophonetic Variation and Human Interaction with Digital Voice Assistants

Feb. 3 – Alayo Tripp
PhD, University of Minnesota
Critical Developmental Psycholinguistics: Connecting Metalinguistic Knowledge and Social Power

Feb. 10 – Kendra Calhoun
Black Discursive Resistance Online: Intersections of race, language, power, and technology

Feb. 24 – Galine Bolden
Rutgers University
Corrections and epistemics in conversation

March 24 – Shannon Sauro
University of Maryland, Baltimore County
Digital storytelling & fanfic

April 14 – Carolyn Rosé
Carnegie Mellon University
Exploring the Interplay Between Explicit & Implicit Knowledge in Hybrid NLP

April 21 – Kathryn Franich
Harvard University
The Role of Metrical Prominence in Coordinating Speech and the Body

April 28 – Anne Charity Hudley
Stanford University
Inclusion and Decolonization in Linguistics

Fall 2022 speakers include:

Oct. 21 – Ana Oskoz
University of Maryland Baltimore County
Digital Writing for Second Language Development

Oct. 28 – Amy Rose Deal
University of California, Berkeley
On Ditransitive Person Restrictions in Primary Object Languages

Nov. 4 – Pia Sundqvist
University of Oslo
Young Learners and Digital Gaming

Nov. 11 – Malihe Alikhani
University of Pittsburgh
Towards Inclusive and Equitable Human Language Technologies

Nov. 18 – Diti Bhadra
University of Minnesota

Dec. 2 – James Essegbey
University of Florida

Spring 2022 speakers include:

Jan. 14 – Mary Paster
Pomona College
Homophony Avoidance in Suppletive Allomorphy and its Theoretical Implications

Jan. 21 – Nadja Tadic
Georgetown University
A Microanalytical Approach to Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity in Interaction

Jan. 28 – Darcey K. deSouza
Children’s Participation in Family Life: Co-Present & Mediated Settings

Feb. 11 – Milenafds Šereikaite
Yale University
Nominalizations vs. Passives: Are They the Same?

Feb. 25 – Michael Obiri-Yeboah
Georgetown University
Grammatical Tone in Verb Complexes in Gua

Mar. 18 – Gemma Boleda
Pompeu Fabra University
When Do Languages Use the Sam Word for Different Meanings? The Goldilocks Principle in Colexification

Fall 2021 speakers include:

Nov. 5 – Aynat Rubinstein
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
On the Semantics and Pragmatics of Diachronic Pathways in Modality

Nov. 12 – Ryan Lepic
Gallaudet University
A “Comparative Concepts” Approach to American Sign Language Verbs

Nov. 19 – Kirby Conrod
Swarthmore College
What Nonbinary They Tell us about DP

Dec. 3 – Christopher Potts
Stanford University
Socio-pragmatic Analyses of Functional Morphemes

Fall 2020 speakers include:

Aug. 28 – Shohini Bhattasali
University of Maryland

Sept. 11 – Pia Lane
University of Oslo

Sept. 18 – Kate Lindsey
Boston University

Sept. 25 – Ella Rabinovich
University of Toronto

Oct. 2 – Kira Hall
University of Colorado

Oct. 9 – Harold Torrence

Oct. 16 – Anne Charity Hudley
UC Santa Barbara

Oct. 23 – Sharese King
University of Chicago

Oct. 30 – Enoch Aboh
University of Amsterdam

Nov. 13 – Tracy Ventura
West Virginia University

Nov. 20 – Shondel Nero

Fall 2019 speakers include:

Sept. 6 – Victor Fernández-Mallat
Georgetown University
Forms of Address in Interaction: Evidence from Chilean Spanish

Sept. 13 – Júlia Barón
University of Barcelona
Teaching Pragmatics to Advanced EFL Learners Through Podcasts

Sept. 20 – Vivek Srikumar
University of Utah
Natural Language Processing in Therapy: What Is and What Can Be

Sept. 27 – Geoff Pullum
University of Edinburgh
The Humble Preposition and the Sins of Traditional Grammar

Oct. 4 – Byron Ahn
Princeton University
(Mis-)Alignment of Semantic Focus and Focus Marking

Oct. 18 – Amelia Tseng
American University
Unpacking Positive Attitudes: The Intergenerational Social Life and Consequences of Reductivist Language Ideologies

Oct. 25 – Julia Goetze
Pennsylvania State University
FL Teacher Emotions and Instructed SLA: Why Do They Matter? What Do We Know? Where Do We Go From Here?

Nov. 1 – Marianne Mithun
UC Santa Barbara
Refining Our Explanations

Nov. 8 – Gabriela Caballero
UC San Diego

Nov. 15 – Andrea Beltrama
University of Pennsylvania

Nov. 22 – David Bamman
UC Berkeley

Dec. 6 – Meg Malone
AELRC, Georgetown University

Spring 2019 speakers include:

Jan. 11 – Laura Kalin
Princeton University
Word formation and derivational timing: A case study or Turoyo

Jan. 18 – Dan Isbell
Michigan State University
Connecting SLA, Language Teaching, and Language Testing: A Focus on L2 Pronunciation

Jan. 25 – Minjin Lee
Yonsei University
Tasks, cognitive processes and individual differences in second language acquisition

Feb. 1 – Dustin Crowther
Oklahoma State University
Promoting Comprehensibility in Second Language Speech: Bridgin Monologic- and Interactive-base Scholarship

Feb. 8 – Lara Bryfonski
Georgetown University
Task-based language teaching: Implementation and L2 outcomes

Feb. 22 – Youssef Haddad
University of Florida
Syntax and pragmatics, their interplay and respective independence: Evidence from Arabic attitude datives

March 1 – Abdulkafi Albirini
Utah State University
Standard Arabic: between typology and proficiency

March 15 – Naomi Feldman
University of Maryland
Modeling early phonetic learning from spontaneous speech

April 12 – Scott Kiesling
University of Pittsburgh

April 19 – Atiqa Hachimi
University of Toronto, Scarborough

April 26 – Marjorie Harness Goodwin

Fall 2018 speakers include:

Sept. 7 – Brendan O’Connor
University of Massachusetts Amherst
Demographics bias in social media language analysis: A case study of African-American English

Sept. 14 – Coptic Scriptorium
Rebecca Krawiec (Canisius College)
Christine Luckritz Marquis (Union Presbyterian Seminary)
Beth Platte (ReedCollege)
Caroline T. Schroder (University of the Pacific)
Amir Zeldes (Georgetown University)

Sept. 21 – Omri Abend
Hebrew University of Jerusalem
UCCA: A computational approach to cross-linguistic semantic representation

Sept. 28 – Dongsook Whitehead
President and Co-Founder of Connect 4 Education (C4E) and CEO and Chief Instructional Designer of C4EIS

Oct. 5 – Alastair Pennycook
University of Technology, Sydney
Semiotic assemblages: The pros and cons of trying to cover everything

Oct. 12 – Jeffrey Punske
Southern Illinois University, Carbondale
Compounding in Ewe

Oct. 19 – Tal Linzen
Department of Cognitive Science, JHU
On the syntactic abilities of recurrent neural networks

Nov. 2 – Harim Kwon
George Mason University
Speech accommodation in the first and second languages

Nov. 9 – Kai von Fintel
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Conditional Desires

Nov. 16 – Joel Gomez
Key Contemporary Challenges for Applied Linguistics in the USA

Nov. 30 – Dan Goodhue
University of Maryland
Speaker Bias in Polar Questions

Dec. 7 – Paula Winke
Michigan State University
Using Eye-tracking and Cognitive Interviews as Windows into L2 Assessment Processes

Spring 2018 speakers include:

Jan. 19 – Nic Subtirelu
Georgetown University
Language education and racial economic justice: Who cashes in on bilingualism?

Jan. 26 – Elizabeth Coppock
Boston University
Proportional MOST is more than MANY plus -EST: Evidence from typological universals and variation

Feb. 2 – Bal Krishna Sharma
University of Idaho
Meeting the ‘other’: Communication training and intercultural encounters in tourism

Feb. 9 – Stephen Skalicky
Georgia State University
Language and Creativity: Insights from Multiple Perspectives

Feb. 16 – Rebecca Hwa
University of Pittsburgh
Separating the Sheep from the Goats: On recognizing the Literal and Figurative Usages of Idioms

Feb. 23 – Mark Steedman
University of Edinburgh
Bootstrapping Language Acquisition

Mar. 16 – Adam Ussishkin
University of Arizona
Roots, or consonants? On the early role of morphology in lexical access

Mar. 23 – Claire Bonial
Army Research Laboratory

Apr. 6 – Crispin Thurlow
University of Bern

Apr. 13 – Rachel Mayberry
University of California – San Diego

Apr. 20 – Maite Taboada
Simon Fraser University

Apr. 27 – Ahmad Alqassas
Georgetown University

Fall 2017 speakers include:

Miyuki Sasaki
Nagoya City University
Measuring L1-L2 Writing Development with a New Longitudinal Cluster Analysis Statistics

Walt Wolfram
North Carolina State University
Film Screening: Talking Black in America

Florian Lionnet
Princeton University
Phonological Subfeatures: a Phonetically Grounded Account of Cumulative Effects in Phonology

Nelson Flores
University of Pennsylvania
Raciolinguistic Ideologies and the Ideological Architecture of Whiteness as Property

Cristian Danescu-Niculescu- Mizil
Conversational Markers of Social Dynamics

Anjali Pandey
Salisbury University
“When Size Matters”: Multimodality, Material Ethnography and Signage in Trump’s Race to the White House

Staci Defibaugh
Old Dominion University
Nurse Practitioners and Patient-Centered Care: What Linguistics Can Tell Us

Michael Krzyzanowski
University of Liverpool
Discursive Shifts, Recontextualisation & Multi-Level Critique: Challenging Discourses of Neoliberalism and Populism

Scott AnderBois
Brown University

Ahmad Alqassas
Georgetown University

Sylvia Schreiner
George Mason University

Suzanne Evans Wagner
Michigan State University

Spring 2017 speakers include:

Janet M. Fuller
Southern Illinois University
Linguistic Landscapes and the Making of an Imagined Community in Berlin, Germany

Wataru Suzuki
Miyagi University of Education, Japan
Hyeonjeong Jeong
Tohoku University, Japan
Using fMRI in Second Language Interaction Research: An Empirical Study

Fred Erickson
Learning How to Look as Well as Listen: Highlights from a Conference on Video-based Interaction Analysis

Naoko Taguchi
Carnegie Mellon University
Theories of Pragmatics and L2 Comprehension of Indirect Meaning

Jacob Eisenstein
Georgia Tech
Social Networks, Social Meaning

Mark Norris
University of Oklahoma
The Compatibility of Imperatives and Negation: Insights from Estonian

Fall 2016 speakers include:

Rhonda Oliver
Curtin University
Translanguaging: Using Technology-Enhanced Environments to Develop Multilingual Competence

Stefano Rasteli
University of Greenwich (UK)
The Discontinuity Hypothesis: Gemination and Superposition between Statistics and the Grammar in Second Language Acquisition

Stephen Wechsler
University of Texas
Self-Ascription in Egophoric Constructions and Infinitives

Mary Jane Curry
University of Rochester
The Push for Academic Publishing in English in Chile: Policy Pressures and Scholars’ Responses

Tracey Derwing
Simon Fraser University
A Longitudinal Study of L2 Pronunciation: Naturalistic Development and Challenges Along the Way

Richard Kayne
New York Professor
What is Suppletive Allomorphy? The Case of English went and English *goed

Yulia Tsvetkov
Stanford University
On the Synergy of Linguistics and Machine Learning in Natural Language Processing

Marine Capuat
University of Maryland
Toward Natural Language Inference Across Languages

Spring 2016 speakers include:

Kara Morgan-Short
University of Illinois at Chicago
The Interplay of Individual Differences and Contexts of Learning in Second Language Acquisition

Ute Rӧmer
Georgia State University
Constructions in Usage and Acquisition: What Determines Second Language Learners’ Emerging Knowledge of Verb Patterns in English?

Luke Plonsky
University College London
The N Crowd: Sampling, Generalizability, and Statistical Power in L2Research

Marine Carpuat
University of Maryland
Modeling Semantic Divergence in Bilingual Corpora

Satoshi Tomioka
University of Delaware
Purposeful Questions in Japanese and Korean: A New Embedding Strategy

Margaret Thomas
Boston College
The Significance of Missionary Grammars

Colin Phillips
University of Maryland
Speaking, Understanding, and the Architecture of Language

David Poeppel
New York University
Speech is Special and Language is Structured

Hotze Rullmann
University of British Columbia
On the Interaction Between Modality and Tense/Aspect

Fall 2015 speakers include:

Cristiana Sanz & Joe Cunningham
Georgetown  University    
Globalizing Language Learning: The Roles of Telecollaboration and Study Abroad
Amir Zeldes
Georgetown University
Digital Coptic: What, why, and how?

Ioanna Sitaridou
Cambridge University 
Word Order in Old Spanish: (non-)V2, Participle Fronting and Information Structure

Scott Jarvis
Ohio University 
Crosslinguistic Influence in the Domain of Meaning

Stefan Gries
University of California, Santa Barbara 
On the Application of Statistical Methods in Linguistics: Lexico-grammar, Morphology, and Phono-syntax

Gareth Roberts
University of Pennsylvania
Experimental Simulations of Sociolinguistic Change

Ian Roberts
Cambridge University
A Parameter Hierarchy for Passives

David Reitter
Pennsylvania State University 
Alignment in Dialogue: Beyond Syntax

Meredith Tamminga
University of Pennsylvania
When Factors Interact: Making Sense of the Conditions on Variation

Celeste Kinginger
Pennsylvania State University
Identity and Language Socialization in Study Abroad Settings

Colleen Fitzgerald
University of Texas, Arlington
Why Phonology Matters to Language Revitalization

Spring 2015 speakers include:

Cynthia Gordon
Georgetown University
“We Were Introduced to Foods I Never Even Heard of”: Parents as Consumers on Reality TV 

Terra Edwards
Gallaudet University
Tracking a Grammatical Divergence between Visual and Tactile American Sign Language: Movement, orientation, and geometries of reference in the Seattle DeafBlind Community             

Kirk Hazen
West Virginia University
From Community Engagement to Public Outreach: Historical Analysis and Future Goals

Ruth Wodak
Lancaster University
Analyzing Narratives of Persecution, Flight, and Survival Children of Austrian Holocaust Survivors

Carmen Muñoz
University of Barcelona
Time and Input in Second Language Learning 

Jennifer Leeman
Michigan State Unive
Sociolinguistic Perspectives on Race and Racialization in the US Census

Adrian Brasoveanu
University of California Santa Cruz
Incremental and Predictive Interpretation: Experimental Evidence and Possible Accounts

Michal Marmorstein 
Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Getting to the point: The discourse marker yaʕni in unplanned discourse in Cairene Arabic

Fall 2014 speakers include:

Graeme Porte
University of Granada
Lessons From the Laboratory: Should Applied Linguists Wear White Coats?

Amir Zeldes
Georgetown University
Compounding in Advanced L2 German Writing – A Corpus Study              

Claire Nance
Lancaster University
The Phonetics of Language Revitalisation: A Case Study of Scottish Gaelic

Omer Preminger
University of Maryland College Park
The Syntax (and Morphology) of Non-Valuation

Charlene Polio
Michigan State University
Linguistic Development in Second Language Writing

Charles Yang
University of Pennsylvania
On Grammar and Usage

Panel on issues and trends in linguistics publishing

John Bitchener
Auckland University of Technology
The Contribution of Written Corrective Feedback to Second Language Development: The Theoretical Case and the Status of Empirical Evidence 

Jason Kandybowicz
University of Kansas
Two Probes, One Goal, Different Copies:  There’s No Wrong Way to Front a Predicate in Karachi

Fred Erickson
Whatever Happened to the Ethnography of Communication, Especially Regarding Listening During Speaking?

Aneta Pavlenko
Temple University
Language Commodification in the New Economy or How Russian became the Third Language in Cyprus, Finland, and Montenegro   

Christo Kirov
Georgetown University
Competition and Bias in Speech Production: A Bayesian Approach

Kathryn de Luna
Georgetown University
“Historical Linguists and Linguistic Historians”: the Comparative Method in African History

John McWhorter
Columbia University
Is the Creole Prototype Hypothesis Wrong?

Claudia Brugman
University of Maryland-College Park
Semantic Typology and Usage-Based Models

Ruth Wodak
Lancaster University & Davis Chair Fellow, Georgetown University
Resemiotizing Politics – Old wine in new bottles?

Kees de Bot
Riksuniversiteit of Groningen
Foreign Accent and Foreign Gesture

Karlos Arregi
University of Chicago
The Syntactic and Postsyntactic Derivation of Agreement

Steven Pinker
Harvard University
The Better Angels of Our Nature: Why Violence has Declined

Otto Santa Anna
The Cowboy and the Goddess: Television News Mythmaking about Immigrants

Ellen Woolford
University of Massachusetts, Amherst
No Object Agreement Without Subject Agreement

Mark Sicoli and Hiroto Uchihara
Georgetown University
The Zapotec-Chatino Linguistic Survey: A Family-Level Language Documentation and its Application to Comparative Linguistics

Wander Lowie
Riksuniversiteit of Groningen
Second language development as a journey through state space: perspectives from Another Planet? 

Elena Semino
Lancaster University
Corpus Linguistics and Health Communication

Joe Grady
Salve Regina University
Cultural Logic

Pia Lane
University of Oslo
Minority Language Standardisation and the Role of Users

Marcin Morzhcki
University of Michigan
The Origins of Nominal Gradability

Panel on Future in Publishing
Panelists include:
Heidi Byrnes, Editor-in-Chief, The Modern Language Journal (MLJ)
David Lightfoot, Publications Advisor, Linguistics Society of America (LSA)
Alison Mackey, Editor, Annual Review of Applied Linguistics (ARAL)
Lourdes Ortega, Journal Editor, Language Learning

Young Ah Do
Georgetown University
Biased Learning of Phonological Alternations

Hiroto Uchihara
University at Buffalo, SUNY
How Tonal is an Incipient Tone? A Case in Oklahoma Cherokee

Matthew Wolfgram
University of Alabama
Metaphors of Participation in Classroom Discourse:  Language, Body, and Cognition

Daniel Jurafsky
Stanford University
Extracting Social Meaning from the Everyday: The Computational Linguistics of Dating, Restaurants, and the Spread of Scientific and Linguistic Innovation

Roy Lyster
McGill University
The Effects of Biliteracy Instruction on Morphological Awareness

Terry Odlin
Ohio State University
Determinism, Individual Variation, and Theories of Acquisition

Dan Johnson
Lancaster University
Variation won’t give the ghost up: Verb-Particle Constructions in and out of grammar

Elissa Newport
Georgetown University, Neurology Department
Statistical Language Learning: Computational, Maturational, and Linguistic Constraints

Leticia Boda
Georgetown University, CCT Program
Political Information 2.0: Learning Politics Through the Lens of Social Media

Marta Gonzalez-Lloret
University of Hawaii
Conversation Analysis of Computer-Mediated Communication for L2 Learning

John McEwan Davis
University of Hawaii
Impacts of accreditation-mandated assessment in college foreign language programs

Mandy Simons
Carnegie Mellon University
Not All in the Family: A careful look at the Family of Sentences Diagnostic for Projection

Jonathan Bobaljik
University of Connecticut
Syncretism, Person, and a Chukotkan Inverse? *næ-

Jean-Marc Dewaele
Birkbeck, University of London
Emotion in Applied Linguistics Research

Xiamoing Xi
Educational Testing Service
Research Supporting the TOEFL Test and Future Innovations

Sal Attardo
Texas A&M University
Humor in Discourse: Historical Overview and Current Issues

Lucy Pickering
Texas A&M University
The Role of Discourse Intonation in Comprehensibility & Interactional Success in NS-NNS & NNS-NNS (ELF) Spoken Interaction

Daniel Casasanto
The New School for Social Research
The Hands of Time

Benjamin Bruening
University of Delaware
Word Formation is Syntactic: Adjectival Passives in English

Luke Plonsky
Northern Arizona University
Assessing Quantitative Methods in L2 Research: Empirical Evidence and a Case Reform

Rebecca Rubin-Damari and Aubrey Logan-Terry
Georgetown University
“Why are you cuffing me? I’m the victim!” Authority-based institutional discourse

Natalie Schilling, Ana Nylund, Patrick Callier, Jessica Grieser, Jermay Jamsu, Jinsok Lee, Sinae Lee, Mackenzie Price, and Amelia Tseng
Georgetown University
Linguistic perspectives on social change in Washington, DC: The Language and Communication in Washington, DC, project

Asli Akkaya
University of Illinois – Carbondale
Devotion and Friendship through Facebook: An Ethnographic Approach to Language, Community, and Identity Performances of Young Turkish-American Women

Ted Supalla
Georgetown University, Center on Brain Plasticity and Recovery
The Role of Historical Research in Understanding Sign Language Typology, Variation, and Change

Shirley Brice Heath
Stanford University
Book Discussion: Words at Work and Play: Three Decades in Family and Community Life

Tammy Gales
Hofstra University
Interpersonal Stancetaking in Threatening Discourse: A Corpus and Discourse Analytic Approach

Michael Erard
FrameWorks Institute
What’s a Good Metaphor?

Florian Schwarz
University of Pennsylvania
Presupposition Projection in Online Processing – Negation and Conditionals

Michael Bamberg
Clark University
From Small Stories and Confessions to Narrative Practices

Terry Wiley
Center for Applied Linguistics
Linguistic landscapes as multi-layered representation: Suburban Asian communities in the Valley of the Sun

One Boyer
Georgetown University
Variability in the realization of voiced and voiceless stops in Sengwato

Ruth Wodak
Lancaster University
Analyzing Political Discourse – ‘Politics as Usual’

Alex Housen
Vrije University of Brussels
Re(de)fining the Noticing Construct – insights from eye-tracking about the role of attention and awareness in SLA

Maria Polinsky
Harvard University
The Tale of Two Ergatives

Robin Lakoff
Who are We and What are we Doing Here? Some Problems About Indexicality and Intertextuality (and Probably Much More) or Whaddaya Mean ‘We,’ Paleface?

Michael Israel
University of Maryland
The Logic of Emotional Involvement: Affective Operators and the Feeling of Entailments

Teun van Dijk
University of Pompeu Fabra
Discourse and Knowledge

Fabrizio Cariani
Northwestern University
Three Grades of Decision-Theoretic Involvement (in Semantics)

Terry Wiley
Center For Applied Linguistics
A Brief History of the Struggle for Educational Language Rights in the United States: Three Steps Forward, Two Back

Julie Anne Legate
University of Pennsylvania
VoiceP: Lessons from Acehnese

Aubrey Logan-Terry and  Rebecca Rubin-Damari
Georgetown University
Getting “Punked” in Afghanistan: A discussion of military cross-communication

John Wilson
University of Ulster
The Catholic, The Mormon, and The Alaskan: Pragmatics, Religion, and the Presidency

Daniel Lassiter
Stanford University
Is a unified semantics of modality possible? Modal scales and the additive/ intermediate distinction

Aynat Rubinstein
Georgetown University
Figuring out what we ‘ought’ to do: on weak necessity modals and modal discourse

Steve DeRose
Corpus Linguistics and the Web: Then and Now

Fred Erickson
Microethnography as an approach to the study of listening and speaking: Its aims and methods