March 8, 2017 (All day) - March 11, 2017 (All day)
Charleston, South Carolina

The abstract deadline for the 2017 SECOL conference in Charleston, South Carolina, has been extended to December 31. The link to the call for papers is given below: 

SECOL (SouthEastern Conference on Linguistics) will be meeting in Charleston, South Carolina, from March 8-11 of 2017.

Here is the URL for the conference website that also contains the call for papers:

Even though the theme of the conference is "Underrepresented and minorized linguistic varieties in the Lowcountry and beyond," SECOL welcomes abstracts in all areas of linguistics.

February 10, 2017 - 5:00pm
Rec Center

We will be having our first meeting of the semester this Friday, the 10th at 5pm at the Rec Center. The meeting will be held in one of the meeting rooms upstairs. We will get to know each other and discuss our semester goals. There will be snacks and board games.

February 9, 2017 - 5:30pm
F285 (Computer Science & Engineering), Discover Park

Dr. Damir Cavar, Associate Professor of Computational Linguistics at  Indiana University will give a talk "An infrastructure for Global Open Resources and Information for Language and Linguistic Analysis (GORILLA)". 

January 23, 2017 - 5:45pm - 6:45pm
The Agora Space at Discovery Park (first floor, G150)

Language: Generative Grammar and Machine Learning


“As a linguist who is committed to generative grammar and as a researcher who believes that machine learning is one of the most important areas for linguists to pay attention to, I have frequently had to convince myself that there is no inherent contradiction in these two views. I will explain why generative grammar and machine learning seem on the face of things to be antagonists, and why each can learn a lot from the other.”


John A. Goldsmith is the Edward Carson Waller Distinguished Service Professor in the Departments of Linguistics and Computer Science at the University of Chicago. His principal areas of research are phonological theory, computational learning of natural language, and the evolution of the mind sciences in the 19th and 20th centuries. He is the author of Battle in the Mind Fields: The First Four Generations with Bernard Laks, to appear in 2018.

October 21, 2016 (All day)
The Activity Center @ Graduate Insitute of Applied Linguistcs (GIAL) 

The Graduate Insitute of Applied Linguistcs (GIAL) will host the Eighth Annual DFW Metroplex Linguistics Conference on Friday, 21 October 2016, in the Activity Center on the GIAL Campus.  Information about the conference can be found in the following link: 

October 14, 2016 - 12:00pm - 2:00pm
University Union

Let's get profesh. Bring your résumé, cover letters, and curriculum vitae - if you don't have one yet, sketch one up! We'll get some pointers on how to present yourself wisely and prepare your skillset for your dream job. As always, bring in any cool podcasts, blogs, etc that you want to share and homework you're struggling with.


February 19, 2015 (All day) - February 20, 2015 (All day)
Arlington, TX, USA

The University of Texas at Arlington Student Conference in Linguistics & TESOL is a student-led conference specifically designed to give graduate students a chance to present their original research. This is a great opportunity to join students from across America and around the world to present research on language.

The University of Texas at Arlington (UTA) is located in Arlington, Texas, situated between Dallas and Fort Worth. Arlington is easily accessible by two major airports: DFW and Love Field. Discounted hotels in Arlington will be available for the conference, and some limited space will be available to stay with students on a first come, first served basis.