UIC TiL Talks for the Current Year


Talks in Linguistics is funded with generous support from:
Department of Hispanic&Italian StudiesSchool of Literature

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Time: Fridays, 4 pm

Location: 1750 University Hall

DateSpeakerAffiliationTitle of Abstract
September 2, 2016TiL Meet & Greet
Jose Sequeros-Valle
University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC)Clitic­-doubled Left Dislocation in L2 Spanish: Speeded Production Data
September 16, 2016Christine SheaUniversity of IowaVariability and lexical activation in L2 processing
September 30, 2016James BartolottiNorthwestern UniversityPrevious Language Experience Shapes Novel Language Learning
October 14, 2016 Laura BatterinkNorthwestern UniversityContributions to language from implicit and explicit memory
October 28, 2016David AbugaberUniversity of Illinois at Chicago (UIC)Face Recognition and Bilingual Lexical Access: Viewing familiarized faces primes performance in a Spanish-English language-selection task
November 11, 2016

Andrew Lynch

University of MiamiPlacing accent marks in the Spanish heritage language classroom
December 1, 2016
LICO lab
Kathy EscamillaUniversity of ColoradoTBA
January 20, 2017

Vicki CarstensSouthern Illinois University Carbondale ONLY and antisymmetry in Zulu and Xhosa
Februrary 3, 2017Jennifer ColeNorthwestern UniversityTBA
February 17, 2017Giovanni BennardoNorthern Illinois UniversityTBA
March 3, 2017Janet van HellPenn State UniversityTBA
March 31, 2017 Lewis GebhardtNortheastern Illinois UniversityTBA
April 7, 2017Carrie PichanUniversity of Illinois at Chicago (UIC)Phonological Transfer in L3 Initial Stages Italian and Portuguese
April 21, 2017Tue TrinhUniversity of Wisconsin-MilwaukeeTBA


Past Talks


Date, Time, and Location* Speaker Title / Abstract
Sept 4, 2015Meet and Greet
Sept 18, 2015HLS Presentations
October 2, 2015Isabelle Darcy
(Indiana University)
Executive functions predict individual differences in second language phonological processing
October 16, 2015
*UH 1501
Silvina Montrul
Structural Differences and Similarities in Three Heritage Languages in the USA
November 13, 2015Patxi Laskurain
(Illinois State University)
The Linguistic Landscape of Chicago’s La Villita
November 18, 2015
*Wednesday, 10-11 am.
Eve HigbyNative language adaptation to novel verb argument structures by Spanish-
English bilinguals: An electrophysiological investigation
December 3, 2015
*LICO sponsored talk
Naomi Shin
(University of New Mexico)
Does English impact Spanish in the U.S.? Evidence from bilingual children’s patterns of morphosyntactic variation
January 22, 2016Rhonda McClain (Northwestern)Neural mechanisms of second language speech production and cognitive control as revealed by event-related potentials
Februrary 5, 2016Emily CibelliTargeting the acquisition of L2 production categories with explicit articulatory instruction
February 19, 2016Daniel VergaraLicensing N-words Across Domains
March 4, 2016
*UH 1501
Heidy Harley
(University of Arizona)
A syntactic alternative to deficiency approaches to the manner-alternation parameter
March 18, 2016David Durian
(College of Dupage)
Revisiting the Development of the Northern Cities Shift in Late 19th and Early 20th
Century Chicago: Another Look at Pederson's PEMC Data, DARE, and LANCS
April 8, 2016Szymon Zuberek (UIC)The Effectiveness of Pronunciation Training Software in ESL Fluency Development
April 22, 2016Jill Jegerski
Bilingual sentence processing: Relative clause attachment in heritage speakers of Spanish


Date, Time, and Location* Speaker Title / Abstract
September 5th Linguistics meet and greet
September 19thBarbara Di Eugenio
Computational Models of Multimodal Referring Expressions in the ELDERLY-AT-HOME Corpus
October 21stAlessandro Benati
(U of Greenwich)
The effects of re-exposure to instruction and the use of discourse-level interpretation tasks on processing instruction and the Japanese passive
November 14thJeanne Heil
Great Aspect-actions: Morphological encoding in Second Language Acquisition
January 16thBernard Issa
Investigating the role of attention in second language grammar learning: An eye-tracking study
January 30thMatt Goldrick
Unifying the continuous and the discrete in theories of bilingualism: Insights from Gradient Symbolic Computation
February 6th Rosana Ariolfo
(Universidad de Génova)
La lengua española en el contexto escolar genovés: Niños y jóvenes de origen latinoamericano entre integración y discriminación
February 27thLillian Gorman
Ethnolinguistic Contact Zones: Identity and Language Use within Mixed Mexican-Nuevomexicano Families in northern New Mexico
March 3rdTammer Castro
(University of Tromso, Norway)
Bilingualism or bidialectalism? Empty Categories in Brazilian and European Portuguese
March 13thJonathan MacDonald
Spanish aspectual se as an indirect object reflexive: evidence from bare nouns and leísta PCC repairs
April 3rdScott Schwenter
(Ohio State University)
Priming and (Non-)Obsolescence in Morphosyntactic Variation
April 10thJanet Fuller
(Southern Illinois University)
Minority Languages in the Linguistic Landscapes of Chicago and Berlin
April 24th TBA

*All talks take place from 3 PM to 5 PM in room 1750 (south elevators) in University Hall (map or directions) unless otherwise noted.