- Stefan Engelberg (Universität Mannheim) & Irene Rapp (Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen). Metaphor, Metonymy, and Grammar.Wednesday 23rd August at 12noon in Locke 104a.
- Cathi Best (Western Sydney University) How toddlers develop the ability to recognise familiar words when they are spoken in unfamiliar regional accents. Friday 25th August at 1pm in Locke104a
Upcoming seminars - 2017
- Cathi Best (Western Sydney University) 25 August 2017
- Doreen Hansmann (University of Canterbury) 15 September 2017
- Catherine Theys (University of Canterbury) 29 September 2017
- Dean Sutherland (University of Canterbury) 13 October 2017
- Alan Wisler (University of Canterbury) 3 November 2017
- Dan Villarreal (University of Canterbury) 10 November 2017
- Darcy Rose (University of Canterbury) 1 December 2017
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Past seminars - 2017
- Sarah Wallace (Duquesne University)Multimodal Communication Treatment for People with Aphasia. 18 August 2017.
- John Everatt (University of Canterbury) Dyslexia assessment and intervention in non-Latin-based orthographies. 11 August 2017
- Kathleen Wermke (University Hospital, Julius-Maximilians-University , Würzburg, Germany and UC Erskine Fellow) The influence of sex hormones on infant babbling. 8 August 2017.
- Paul Foulkes (University of York) Voice and Identity: exploring the contribution of voice quality. 28 July 2017
- Rolando Coto-Solano (Victoria University of Wellington) Tonal Reduction, Tonal Awareness and Literacy in Me'phaa Vathaa. 16th June 2017.
- Donald Derrick (NZILBB, University of Canterbury) Effects of speech air flow on 2AFC word identification in Mandarin and English. May 26th 2017.
- Susan Foster-Cohen, Viktoria Papp and Anne van Bysterveldt (University of Canterbury) Identifying pragmatic triggers for multi-word expressions in children with complex developmental delays. 12th May 2017.
- Matthias Heyne (University of Canterbury) The influence of native language on playing brass instruments: An ultrasound study of Tongan and Kiwi trombone players. 28th April 2017.
- Alison Cook (University of Canterbury) Outer hair cell auto-regulation and measurement of slow basilar membrane movements in the living ear. 7th April 2017.
Marco Congedo (Centre National de la recherche Scientifique (CNRS), Université Grenoble Alpes) Time-domain analysis of electroencephalographic event-related potentials (ERP). 24th March 2017.
Yoon Mi Oh (NZILBB Post-Doc) Assessing trade-offs between linguistic subsystems and the equal overall complexity hypothesis. March 3rd 2017.
Monica Axelsson (University of Stockholm and Visiting Canterbury Fellow) Disciplinary literacy – Multilingual students’ meaning-making in school biology and physics – an interdisciplinary study on subject and language.17th February 2017.
- Jessie Nixon (NZILBB) Effects of acoustic cue variance on perceptual uncertainty and prediction error during native and non-native speech perception. 3rd February 2017.
Past seminars - 2016
- Becky Tollan (University of Toronto) Ergative case and the role of the transitive object in sentence processing. 9th December 2016.
- Abby Walker (Virginia Tech) The consequences of long term variability in linguistic input. 2nd December 2016.
- Sarah Hawkins (University of Cambridge and NZILBB Strategic Fellow) Rhythmic entrainment in spoken and musical interaction. 25th November 2016.
- Simon Todd (Stanford University) Word Frequency Effects in Push Chains as a Consequence of Perceptual Asymmetries: A Computational Model. 4th November 2016.
Jen Hay (NZILBB), Katie Drager (University of Hawaii) and Andy Gibson (University of Canterbury) Hearing /r/-sandhi: The role of past experience. October 28 2016.
- Bethany Townsend (Rice University) Any Man, Any Time: How Opposition to the Houston Equal Rights Ordinance Created Media Discourses That Support the Heterosexual Matrix and Sex Hierarchy. October 21 2016
- R. Malatesha Joshi (Texas A & M University and NZILBB Strategic Fellow) Componential Model of Reading applied to different orthographies. 14 October 2016.
- Esther Janse (Radboud University Nijmegen and NZILBB Strategic Fellow) Contextually-constrained speech processing: predictability effects in younger and older adults. 7 October 2016.
- Brigid McNeill (University of Canterbury) A comparison of the metalinguitics performance and spelling development of children with inconsistent speech errors and their age-matched and reading-matched peers.16 September 2016.
- Siene Moris (KU Leuven) Development of a coding scheme with facilitative parameters for the interaction between a primary caregiver and a normal hearing child. 26 August 2016.
- John Everatt (School of Teacher Education, University of Canterbury) Orthography and language-related neurological learning difficulties. 12 August 2016.
- Deryk Beal (Bloorview Research Institute, University of Toronto and NZILBB Strategic Fellow) Stuttering: A neurodevelopmental perspective. 8 August 2016.
- Annalise Fletcher (NZILBB) Predicting Intelligibility Gains in Dysarthria through Speech Feature Analysis. 5 August 2016.
- Ahmad Haider (Department of Linguistics, UC) Combining critical discourse analysis and corpus linguistics to examine the representation of the 2011 Arab uprisings in English and Arabic newspapers. 18 July 2016.
- Ksenia Gnevsheva (Fluent Scientific and Department of Linguistics, UC) Variation in passing for a native speaker: accentedness in second language speakers of English in production and perception. 24 June 2016.
- Alan Wisler (Arizona State University) Acoustic and linguistic biomarkers for neurological health. 17th June 2016.
- Keyi Sun (PhD candidate, Department of Linguistics, UC) Pointing, swaying, and walking towards tomorrow: the link between spatial metaphor and body movements in Mandarin and English. June 10th 2016.
- Dean Sutherland (Communication Disorders, University of Canterbury) The language development of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. May 13th 2016.
- Julia Zimmermann (University of Dusseldorf) Morphological Status and Acoustic Realization: English S and D Morphemes. 8th April 2016.
- Katie Drager (University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa and University of Canterbury Erskine Fellow) Languages in Contact: Variation among quotatives in Hawaiʻi. 1st April 2016.
- Sigrid Beck (University of Tubingen) Comparing the interpretive possibilities of scalar particles: noch/still. 5th January 2016.
- Paul Foulkes and Vincent Hughes (University of York) To errrr is human, for guilt divine. 1st February 2016
- Marton Soskuthy (University of York) and Jen Hay (University of Canterbury) The coevolution of word usage patterns and word durations in New Zealand English. 22nd January 2016.
Past seminars - 2015
- Daniel Burkle (University of Central Lancashire) Animacy, length, and number in the English dative alternation. 17th December 2015.
- Rory Turnbull (Laboratoire de Sciences Cognitives et Psycholinguistique) Explaining probabilistic phonetic reduction: Speech production, theory of mind, and conceptual unity. 23rd November 2015.
- Anne van Bysterveldt (School of Health Sciences, UC) Children with Down syndrome sharing personal event
narratives with teacher aide: who says what. 2nd November 2015.
- Patrycja Strycharczuk (Queen Margaret University and NZILBB Strategic Fellow) Morphological effects on pronunciation - perspectives from sound change. 19th October 2015.
- Harald Baayen (University of Tübingen) Age of acquisition and subtitle frequencies: A critical assessment. Thursday 24th September 2015.
- Erez Levon (Queen Mary University and NZILBB Strategic Fellow) On stereotypes and thresholds: Teasing apart social and cognitive factors in sociolinguistic perception. Monday 21st September 2015.
- Joan Bresnan (Stanford University and NZILBB Strategic Fellow) "Is" contraction: the garden and the bush. 17th September 2015.
- Douglas Bagnall New methods for uncovering anonymous authors. 11 September 2015.
- Maarten De Vos (Oxford University and NZILBB Strategic Fellow) Decoding brain activity in real-life scenarios with mobile EEG. 10 September 2015.
- Donna Rose Addis (School of Psychology and Centre for Brain Research, University of Auckland) Constructive Episodic Simulation of Future Events. 31st August 2015.
- Barbara Cone (Erskine Fellow, CMDS and University of Arizona) Cortical Auditory Evoked Potentials Estimate Speech Feature Detection and Discrimination Capacity in Infants.17th August 2015.
- Susan Foster-Cohen (Director, Champion Centre and University of Canterbury) Modifying child-directed speech: A relevance theory analysis of clinical interaction strategies. 10th August 2015.
- Graeme Trousdale (University of Edinburgh and Linguistics Erskine Fellow) Change in language and music: a constructional outline. 27th July 2015.
- Peter Racz (NZILBB Post-Doctoral Fellow) Morphological convergence as on-line lexical analogy. 23rd June 2015.
- Peter Culicover (Ohio State University) and Linguistics Erskine Fellow. Freezing in Simpler Syntax. 26 May 2015.
- Christopher Dromey (Brigham Young University) Speech and language divided attention studies in healthy young adults and in people with Parkinson’s disease. Tuesday 19 May 2015.
- Kathleen Currie Hall (University of British Columbia) Phonological CorpusTools and its Applications. 28 April 2015.
- Gareth Baxter (University of Aveiro, Portugal) Modeling language change across the lifespan: Individual trajectories in community change. 21 April 2015.
- Dr Donald Derrick (NZILBB) Aero-tactile Speech. 24 March 2015.
- Prof Janet Pierrehumbert (Northwestern) Paying attention to and replicating social features in phonetics. 2 March 2015.
- Jeremy Needle (Northwestern) PseudoMatic: A flexible pseudoword generator with triphones. 10 March 2015.
Past seminars - 2014
- Douglas Pulleyblank (University of British Columbia) Emergent morphophonology: vowel harmony and tone in Nata. 12 December 2014.
- Dave Kleinschmidt (Rochester University) The Ideal Adapter: Robust speech perception in the presence of talker variability. 8 December 2014.
- Anne Cutler (University of Western Sydney) The speech perception Big Data family: DADDY, EDDY, NINNY, NANNY and BALDEY
(with little DOS coming along). 1 December 2014.
- Kumar Yogeeswaran (University of Canterbury) Conceptions of Nationhood in Pluralistic Societies: Psychological Processes and Implications. 17 November 2014.
- Susan Foster-Cohen (Champion Centre) Parent and professional observations of language and communication in four-year-old children with multi-system developmental delays. 10 November 2014.
- Mari Jones (University of Cambridge) 1204 and all that: variation and change in contemporary Norman. 22 September 2014.
- Beth Hume (University of Canterbury) Modelling Perceptual Similarity: Effects of Phonetics, Phonology, and Frequency on the Perception of French Vowels. 25 August 2014.
- Márton Sóskuthy (University of York) Word-specific and sub-phonemic representations: yod-dropping and /u/-fronting in Derby. 18 August 2014.
- Jacqui Nokes (Linguistics, University of Canterbury) Dolls are prissy: Preschoolers’ toy preferences predict medial /t/ production. 4 August 2014.
- Jayne Newbury, Thomas Klee, Stephanie Stokes and Catherine Moran (University of Canterbury) Early identification of language impairment: A longitudinal study of typically developing and late talking toddlers. 28 July 2014.
- Andreea Calude (University of Waikato) Modelling word evolution within and across languages. 8 July 2014.
- Phil Carr (Université Paul-Valéry Montpellier) RP influences on Standard Scottish English, and unconscious accent modification.14 July 2014.
- Tracy Melzer (New Zealand Brain Institute) Mapping cognitive decline in Parkinson's disease with MRI. 26 May 2014
- Enric Vallduvibotet (Universitat Pompeu Fabra) Information Structure in Context: The role of theme and contrast. 19 May 2014.
- Katie Drager (University of Hawai'i at Manoa) Sociolinguistic Variation in Pidgin and Hawai‘i English: Ideology, Perception, and Production. 28 April 2014.
- Stephanie Borrie (Arizona State) Disorders of Conversation. 14 April 2014.
- Una Cunningham (University of Canterbury) Language Learning and Liminality. 7 April 2014.
- Amanda Lee (University of Canterbury) Communication Behaviour in Adults who Stutter. 31 March 2014.
- Tom de Rybel (University of Canterbury) Smart Grids: Technical and Human Factors. 24 March 2014.
- Kate Nation (University of Oxford) Form-meaning connections and learning to read words. 17 March 2014.
- Stephen Bier (University of Auckland) Using the perturbation of the Contact quotient of the EGG waveform to analyse age differences in adult speech. 13 March 2014.
- Margaret Maclagan (University of Canterbury) and Boyd Davis (UNCC-Charlotte) When much is taken, what remains? The language of people with Alzheimer’s disease. 27 February 2014.
- Peter Racz (University of Canterbury) The social learning of the gendered diminutive using chicken. 20 February 2014.
Past seminars - 2013
- Suzanne Purdy (University of Auckland) Hearing and auditory processing in school aged children. 12 December 2013.
- Alex Schumacher (Northwestern) Learning of Grammatical Number in an Artificial Language. 6 December 2013.
- Chigusa Kurumada, Meredith Brown and Michael K. Tanenhaus (University of Rochester) A probabilistic approach to intonational interpretation: It LOOKS like speech adaptation. 5 December 2013.
- Clay Beckner (University of Canterbury) Quantitative determinants of prefabs: Experimental studies of multiword units in the lexicon. 26 September 2013.
- Greg O'Beirne (University of Canterbury) Speech, noise, and the Matrix: Tests of hearing and auditory processing at UC. 12 September 2013.
- Amir Sadeghi (University of Canterbury) Language, orthography and text comprehension: Investigations into Persian monolingual and English-Persian bilingual speakers. 5 September 2013.
- Rachel McKee (Victoria University of Wellington) Is Maori identity linguistically indexed in New Zealand Sign Language? 29 August, 2013.
- Lynn Clark and Kevin Watson (University of Canterbury) The transmission and diffusion of /t/-debuccalisation. 22 August 2013.
- Scott Seyfarth (University of California, San Diego) Word informativity affects acoustic duration. 8 August 2013
- Jen Hay (University of Canterbury) Word memory and regular sound change. 13 June 2013.
- Kourosh Saberi (University of Canterbury) Routine politeness formulae in Persian: A socio-lexical analysis of greetings, leave-taking, apologizing, thanking and requesting. 30 May 2013.
- Mark Sagar (Director, The Laboratory for Animate Technologies at the Bioengineering Institute, University of Auckland) Neurobehavioural Animation. 23 May 2013.
- Andrew MacFarlane (University of Canterbury) Voices, attitudes and behaviours: a whistle-stop tour. 16 May 2013.
- Andrew Carstairs-McCarthy (University of Canterbury) Latvian nouns and language evolution. 9 May 2013.
- Tim Connell (University of Canterbury) Matéq: A Land Dayak Language of West Kalimantan, Indonesia. 2 May 2013.
- Victor Friedman (University of Chicago) Linguistic endangerment and revival in the Balkans. 23 April 2013.
- Brigid McNeill (University of Canterbury) A longitudinal examination of inconsistent speech production errors in children with severe speech disorder. 11 April 2013.
- Ghada Khattab (Newcastle University) Early word shapes in Lebanese Arabic: challenging universal tendencies in the acquisition of syllable structure. 4 April 2013
- Paul Foulkes (University of York) and Jen Hay (University of Canterbury) The evolution of medial /t/ over real and remembered time. 28 March 2013
- Anne Cutler (MARCS, University of Western Sydney) Segmentation is where it all begins. 21 March 2013
- Richard Kayne (New York University) Comparative Syntax. 14 March 2013
- Susan Duncan (University of Chicago) Co-production of gesture and speech in natural discourse: some implications for theories of language production. 11 March 2013.
- Anna Siyanova (Victoria University of Wellington) Activating gender stereotypes: A life-span perspective. 7 March 2013.
- Janos Nemeth (University of Canterbury) Iterated Learning, Relevance Theory and Innate Grammar.21 February 2013.
- Catherine Theys (KU Leuven & University of Canterbury) Unraveling the enigma of neurogenic stuttering: prevalence, behavioral characteristics and brain correlates. 14 February 2013.
- Vince Hughes (University of York) The Bayesian approach to forensic voice comparison: applications and limitations. 7 February 2013.
- Cathi Best (MARCS, University of Western Sydney) World War of Words: Visual world eye-tracking results in L1 and L2 English listeners' recognition of words spoken in familiar and unfamiliar regional English accents. 31 January 2013
- Anita Szakay (University of British Columbia) The time-course of processing sociophonetic information: Insights from cross-dialect priming. 24 January 2013.