Seminars and Colloquia

Linguistics Circle Colloquium Series

The Department of Linguistics is pleased to present regular colloquia, on Thursdays, 11:30 am-1:00 pm (unless otherwise specified).

Upcoming talks include:

  • Thursday, September 29, 2016: Alex Motut (Linguistics, U of T) "Revisiting locality in non-obligatory control: Experimental evidence and a new 'structural' account
  • Thursday, October 13, 2016: Hanne Wacher Kjaergaard (VIA University College & Aarhus University, Denmark)  "Technology-mediated, interactive, written corrective feedback in the lower-secondary EFL/SLA classroom: An intervention study"
  • Thursday, October 20, 2016: Cole Peterson (Computer Science, UVic) "Patterns in Poetry: Computing Language"
  • LANSDOWNE LECTURES - Dr. Walt Wolfram (William C. Friday Distinguished University Professor of English, N Carolina State U)
    • Monday, October 31, 2016, 1:00 - 2:30 pm *FILM* "First Language: The Race to Save Cherokee" (followed by Q & E period) in COR A229
    • Tuesday, November 1, 2016, 2:30 - 4:00 pm "The Significance of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr." in CLE A127
    • Tuesday, November 1, 2016, 7:00 - 8:30 pm "Language and the Institutional Diversity Canon" in DTB A110
  • Thursday, December 8, 2017, 12:30 - 2:00 pm: Heather Bliss (Linguistics, UVic) "Blackfoot's Soundless Vowels and Ghosts: Phonetic Variation and its Implications" in CLE A207
  • Thursday, January 19, 2017: Lisa Matthewson (Linguistics, UBC) "Yes, there IS variation in the semantics of verum" in CLE A314
  • Thursday, January 26, 2017: Marianne Huijsmans (Linguistics, UBC) "The scalar exclusive operator ʔut in ʔayʔǎju θ em: 'No more than' and no exceptions!"
  • Thursday, February 9, 2017: Panayiotis Pappas (Linguistics, SFU) "Teaching linguistic argumentation through a writing-intensive approach" in CLE A314
  • Thursday, February 23, 2017: Suzanne Robillard (Linguistics, U of Ottawa) "The underlying structure of a (speech) community: francophones in Victoria" in CLE A314
  • Thursday, March 9, 2017: Peter Jacobs (Linguistics, UVic), Onowa McIvor (IED, UVic), Adar Anisman (PhD student, Linguistics), and Barbara Jenni (MA student, Linguistics) "TBA"
    in CLE A314
  • Thursday, March 16, 2017: Clarissa Forbes (Linguistics, U of T) "TBA"  in CLE A314
  • Thursday, March 23, 2017: Colette Moore (English, U. Washington) "TBA" in MAC D103
  • Thursday, March 30, 2017: John Archibald & Marziyeh Yousefi (Linguistics, UVic) "TBA" in CLE A314
  • Thursday, April 13, 2017: Carla Hudson Kam (Linguistics, UBC) "TBA"
  • Thursday, April 20, 2017: Derek Nurse (Linguistics, Memorial U) "TBA"

Everyone is welcome to attend. If you wish to be added to the email list for announcements of UVic Linguistics colloquia and/or seminars, please contact the .

Applied Linguistics Seminar Series

Every spring, the Applied Linguistics Seminar Series offers new insights into language teaching and learning from experienced instructors from around Victoria. These free seminars take place every Monday evening from January to April, 6:30 - 8:00 pm, in CLE A303, at the University of Victoria. Instructors are encouraged share their classroom expertise in practical and interactive seminars. Students, language instructors, and the general public are welcome at this unique forum for language teaching in Victoria.

Instructors with an interest and experience in a specific area of language teaching are encouraged to propose a seminar topic for the 2016 Seminar Series. Please contact the .

The current schedule for the Applied Linguistics Seminar Series is as follows:  

  • January 16, 2017: Cam Culham (University of Victoria) "Music and Drama as L2 Teaching Methodologies"
  • January 23, 2017: Theresa Leask (Real English) "Teaching and Living Abroad"
  • January 30, 2017: Jennifer Peachy (Global Village) "Welcome to the Classroom: Now What?"
  • February 6, 2017: William Acton (Trinity Western University) "Haptic Cognition and pronunciation teaching: Train the body first"
  • February 13, 2017: Reading Break (no seminar)
  • February 20, 2017: Todd Kitzler (Inter-Cultural Association) "ESL Teaching Methods and Techniques"
  • February 27, 2017: Nick Travers (Camosun College) "Soft Skills for Hard Talks: Job Interview Training for ESL Speakers"
  • March 6, 2017: Frances Foster & Suja Laminen (Inter-Cultural Association) "LINC classes and Portfolio Based Language Assessment"
  • March 13, 2017: Gerry Luton (University of Victoria) "Recycling and Reinforcing Vocabulary in the ESL Classroom"
  • March 20, 2017: LING 476 Student Presentations
  • March 27, 2017: LING 476 Student Presentations
  • April 3, 2017: LING 476 Student Presentations