Events

Upcoming Events

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Linguistics Alumni Panel

Red Square at Western Washington University
Feb. 29, 2024

Come and see the cool things our alumni are doing with their linguistics degrees.

Illuminating language processing by leveraging linguistic diversity

Samantha Wray
March 7, 2024

A talk by WWU LING alum Samantha Wray.

Past Events

Building a Linguistic Time Machine

Dr. Chris Carignan
Feb 22, 2024

A talk by WWU alum Chris Carignan

It's not as if researchers can very well build a TIME MACHINE in order to visit the past and gather data about the interaction between a speaker and listener… or can we?

Research on the Acquisition of Spanish as a Heritage Language

Dr. Elizabeth Goodin-Mayeda
Nov. 9, 2023

A virtual talk by Western alum Dr. Elizabeth Goodin-Mayeda

Aspects of school grammar in Norway

Dr. Mari Nygård
May 4, 2023

Visiting scholar Dr. Mari Nygård will discuss implicit and explicit grammatical competence among Norwegian students.

Linguistics for Language Revitalization

Dr. Samantha Prins
April 20, 2023

This talk explores the intersections of linguistics and language revitalization, drawing on the perspectives of stakeholders and practitioners in both fields.

Libations with a Linguist

Dr. Jordan Sandoval
April 12, 2023

Dr. Jordan Sandoval, an Assistant Professor in Western’s Linguistics Department, will present “tough, cough, through, bough: What a linguist has to say about why English spelling is so weird."

Linguists in Tech Career Panel and Q & A

Several coworkers surrounding a computer, collaborating.
Feb. 21, 2023

Are you interested in how linguistics is utilized in tech fields? Come hear what it’s like to be an “industry linguist”!

How to Market Your Linguistics Degree

A person holding a resume and in the background we see another person who is out of focus using a laptop.
Feb. 7, 2023 FREE PIZZA

Applying for a job? Graduate school? Scholarships? Join us and learn how to market your LINGUISTICS education for the future of your dreams.

Libations with a Linguist

Prof. Virginia Dawson
Feb. 2, 2023

Dr. Virginia Dawson, an Associate Professor in Western’s Linguistics Department, will present “Did you really say that? What a linguist has to say about literal and non-literal meaning.”

Trans knowledges and gender-just pedagogies

A blue and pink background with the words "him," "her," and "they" spelled out in Scrabble pieces.
Oct. 20, 2022

Trans knowledges and gender-just pedagogies in the language classroom: More than language forms alone

Linguistics in Education Career Panel

Boggle game pieces lined up spell "TEACH." Books can be seen in the background.
May 11, 2022

Are you considering a career in education? Join us at our Linguistics in Education Career Panel.

Language Attitudes of Speakers of a Critically Endangered Philippine Creole Spanish

Manila Bay in the Philippines.
May 13, 2021

Featuring the research of Western Washington University Assistant Professor of Modern and Classical Languages Sheryl Bernardo-Hinesley 

Moving in the Salish world: investigating directional serial verbs in Hul’q’umi’num’

Panoramic view of Ladysmith shoreline from top of a mountain, Vancouver Island, BC, Canada. Photo by roxxyphotos.
Feb. 24, 2022

Featuring the research of Western alum Lauren Schneider

Shaping conversation through gesture

People making different hand gestures.
Oct. 14, 2021

Featuring the research of Schuyler Laparle of University of California – Berkeley.

To (use) be or not to (use) be: Non-Verbal Predication Strategies in Eastern Bantu

Rainforest in the Democratic Republic of Congo
April 28, 2022

Featuring the research of Western alum Aron Finholt

Talking about kin in Tiwa

Western Washington University off of Bellingham Bay at dusk, Mount Baker can be seen in the distance.
March 4, 2021

Featuring the research of Western Washington University Assistant Professor of Linguistics Virginia Dawson.

Pragmatic Detachability of English Discourse Markers in San Diego Spanish

A beach at sunset.
Oct. 29, 2020

Featuring the research of Western Washington University Assistant Professor of Modern and Classical Languages R. Mata