Regular meetings and talks
The linguistics graduate students organize a colloquium series every fall and spring semester. They bring linguists in from all over the world to present their most current work. Often, the Maryland Colloquium Series is the first public presentation of ground-breaking research. The colloquium takes place Fridays at 2:00, about five times per semester. To receive announcements of the linguistics colloquia, please subscribe to the linguistics colloquium listserv. A catalog of our colloquium talks, including upcoming talks, is here. Colloquia before 2011 are archived here.
2012-2013 Committee: Dustin Chacón, Carolina Petersen, Rachel Richardson, Alexis Wellwood
The Cognitive Science Colloquium series is designed to provide a focus for all those on campus who have interests in the cognitive sciences by bringing leaders in the field to present their work. There are approximately eight talks per semester, Thursdays at 3:30. The organizing committee consists of Peter Carruthers (Philosophy), Jeff Lidz (Linguistics), and Thomas Carlson (Psychology).
The CLIP laboratory at Maryland is engaged in designing algorithms and building systems which allow computers to effectively and efficiently perform human language-related tasks.
Contact person: Jimmy Lin (UMIACS)
On most weeks members of the Maryland language science community meet for IGERT lunch talks. These provide an opportunity for students and faculty to present ongoing work related to the IGERT program's goals of investigating the biological and computational foundations for language diversity.
Contact person: Megan Sutton
Graduate students and faculty meet weekly, Fridays at noon, to present work-in-progress on language processing (acquisition, psycholinguistics, and neurolinguistics).
Contact person: Colin Phillips
Graduate students and faculty meet weekly, to present work-in-progress on syntactic and semantic phenomena. For Fall 2012, S-LAB meets alternately on Tuesdays 10-11:30 and Wednesdays 12:30-2:00.
Contact person: Howard Lasnik
Graduate students and faculty meet biweekly, Fridays at 9am in Room 1108B of Marie Mount Hall, to present work-in-progress or read recent articles related to computational models of how people learn and process language. You can go here to add yourself to the mailing list.
Contact person: Naomi Feldman
PHLING is a reading and research group comprising students from both Philosophy and Linguistics. PHLING meets on alternate weeks to discuss issues at the intersection of the two fields, for example in semantics, cognitive science, metaphysics, or mathematical modeling.
Contact person: Rachel Dudley
Graduate students and faculty meet weekly to present work-in-progress on research using cognitive neuroscience methods.
Contact person: Allison Fogel