Seminars and Colloquia

Linguistics Circle Colloquium Series

The Department of Linguistics is pleased to present this lecture series.  They are held during the Fall and Spring terms on Thursdays, 11:30 am-1:00 pm (unless otherwise specified). All students, faculty and the public are very welcome to attend. If you wish to be added to the email list for announcements of our colloquia and/or seminars, please contact the .

Upcoming colloquiums-

  • Thursday, September 7, 2017 in CLE A118: Ulf Schuetze (Germanic & Slavic, UVic) 'Why we need a Holodeck: Language learning as the final frontier' 
  • Thursday, September 28, 2017 in CLE C112: Marisa Brook (Linguistics & SLRL, UVic) 'Cascaded changes: The case of complementizer like in Canadian English' 
  • Thursday, October 19, 2017 in CLE C112: Chiharu Uda Kikuta (Doshisha University, English) 'Why is it possible to say 'if it tries to rain' and mean 'if it rains' in Japanese: A usage-based analysis of semantic change'
  • Thursday, October 26, 2017 in DSB C128: Sophia Chan (Linguistics, UVic) 'Ensemble Methods for Native Language Identification'
  • Thursday, November 30, 2017 in CLE C112: Daisy Rosenblum (Anthropology, UBC) 
  • **NOTE Post-poned** date TBA: Ewa Czaykowska-Higgins (Linguistics, UVic) Nxaʔamčín Salish Particles: what do they do and where do they go?
  • Thursday, January 25, 2018 in CLE A203: Mihoko Teshigawara (English, Komazawa University) 'Toward fostering confidence and pride in English pronunciation among Japanese learners of English as a foreign language'
  • Thursday, February 8, 2018 in CLE A203: John Lyon (Linguistics, UVic) 'Subject Raising and Null Copula Head-Raising in Okanagan DP-DP Structures, and Syntactiv Parallels with Future 'mi' Sentences'
  • Thursday, February 22, 2018 in CLE C108: Khalsa al-Aghbari (English, Sultan Qaboos University) 'Exploring the Formation of Plural Nouns in Jibbāli'
  • Thursday, March 8, 2018 in CLE C108: Jonathan Culpeper (Lancaster, LING: Corpus Linguistics, Politeness), in collaboration with the UVic Department of English 'Some reflections on linguistic impoliteness'
  • Thursday, March 22, 2018 in CLE C108: Jasmine Spencer (Linguistics, UVic) TBA
  • Thursday, April 12, 2018 in CLE C108:  Eva Zimmerman, TBA

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 Tuesday evenings from January to April, 6:30 - 8:00 pm, in CLE A308, 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 2018 Seminar Series. Please contact the .

The schedule for the 2018 Applied Linguistics Seminar Series is as follows:

  • January 9 - First day of class
  • January 16 - Trish Hannigan, Camosun College, 'The Lesson Plan'
  • January 23 - Mice Albano, Camosun College, 'The Warm-up'
  • January 30 - Todd Kitzler, Inter-Cultural Association, 'The Delivery'
  • February 6 - Nan Ami, UVic, CAC, 'Classroom Management'
  • February 13 - Reading Break (no class)
  • February 20 -  Marilyn Crump, ICA, 'The Student and Sponsor Teacher Relationship: Tips for a Stress-free and Successful Practicum'
  • February 27 - Gerry Luton, UVic, ' Reinforcing and Recycling Vocabulary'
  • March 6 - Carolyn Sadowsky, Global Village Victoria, 'Teaching Abroad'
  • March 13 - UVic taught student Lesson: UVic Beginner ESL Class Lesson
  • March 20 - Group Taught Student Lesson: UVic Intermediate ESL Class
  • March 27  - Group Taught Student Lesson: UVic Advanced ESL Lesson
  • April 3 - Group Taught Student Lesson: LINC Real World Task Lesson