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)
  • Thursday, December 14, 2017 in CLE A127: Ewa Czaykowska-Higgins (Linguistics, UVic) Nxaʔamčín Salish: what do they do and where do they go?
  • Thursday, January 25, 2018: Mihoko Teshigawara (English, Komazawa University) TBA
  • Thursday, February 8, 2018: John Lyon (Linguistics, UVic) TBA
  • Thursday, February 22, 2018: Khalsa al-Aghbari (English, Sultan Qaboos University) TBA
  • Thursday, March 8, 2018: Jonathan Culpeper (Lancaster, LING: Corpus Linguistics, Politeness), in collaboration with UVic Department of English - TBA
  • Thursday, March 22, 2018: Jasmine Spencer (Linguistics, UVic) TBA
  • Thursday, April 12, 2018:  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 every Tuesday evening 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 2016 Seminar Series. Please contact the .

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

  • TBA