A Space for Language
10 Years of Linguistics at 10 Washington Place
The NYU Linguistics Department is celebrating 10 years in 10 Washington Place! Join us on this commemorative evening to learn about child language development, social uses of language, meaning and interpretation, language and the brain, endangered languages, and more. A faculty forum will be followed by food, drink and a Linguistics Science Fair in 10 Washington Place.
THIS EVENT IS FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
6:00-7:30: Faculty Forum in 5 Washington Place, Room 101
Laurel MacKenzie (NYU): What’s in a name? Linguistic richness in the study of names
Ailís Cournane (NYU): How children learn to talk about the mind
Lucas Champollion (NYU): Two switches and a light: what a logic puzzle tells us about language
Patricia Irwin (Swarthmore, PhD ‘12): What a swear word reveals about grammar and social context
7:30-9:00: Reception and Linguistics Science Fair in 10 Washington Place
English Dialects class: How we talk from coast to coast: Regional dialects of American English
Alicia Chatten: Language in Space
Maddie Gilbert: I say frijoles, you say porotos: Regional differences in Spanish words
Laura Gwilliams: Transforming acoustic input into a hierarchy of linguistic representations
Greg Guy: Changing accents: Why don't New Yorkers sound like they used to?
Alicia Mason: Guess the Accent
Naomi Lee: From the riders of Essos (Dothraki) to the ones who hope (Esperanto): Identities and ideas through constructed languages
Soo-Hwan Lee: Expressing politeness in Korean
Kate Mooney: Linguistic Fieldwork: Making generalizations about an unfamiliar language
Guy Tabachnick: When did languages borrow words, and how do we know?
Zvjezdana Vrzic: An endangered Romance enclave in Istria, Croatia: Documenting and preserving the Vlashki/Zheyanski language
Interactive demonstration: "Ultrasound: the inside story of pronunciation"
...and more stations TBA!