Fundamentals & Applications of EEG

Electroencephalography for Linguists introduces the electroencephalogram (EEG) and summarizes the state of the art in psycho– and neurolinguistic EEG research. Participants will study the neuronal substrate, recording, and analysis of scalp-level EEG data. They will learn about the timeline of event-related brain potentials (ERPs) from auditory perception to higher-level language comprehension—focusing on those ERPs that relate to sentence processing, highlighting the potential of the ERP methodology for experimental syntax research.

Crossroads: Graduate Student Interdisciplinary Conference

The Crossroads Conference is an interdisciplinary conference focused on Romance Languages topics organized annually in February by the graduate students of the Department of Romance Languages. The conference brings together students from the University of Georgia and universities throughout the Southeastern United States.

Febraury 21st - 23rd, UGA Rare Books Library

'Pass the puck, eh!': SC Stingray study suggests hockey players adopt Canadian accent

Hockey

Andrew Bray, UGA Linguistics Graduate Student studying sociolinguistics, had an interview with ABC News 4 - Charleston, SC. Andrew's research suggesting hockey players adopt Canadian accents is discussed.

"They have this Canadian aspect to their speech," Bray said. "I'm finding it’s happening everywhere. In my preliminary study, I’ve talked to players from Texas, California, Alaska, North Carolina."

Dr. Sofia Ivanova, a graduate of UGA Linguistics, joins the University of Georgia Russian Flagship Program as Program Coordinator

Alumni Spotlight

Dr. Sofia Ivanova, a graduate of UGA Linguistics, joins the University of Georgia Russian Flagship Program as Program Coordinator. The Language Flagship provides students with intensive coursework, individualized tutoring, and generously funded study abroad opportunities to rapidly develop superior professional proficiency in critical languages as well as intercultural competency. A native of St. Petersburg, Russia, Sofia holds a Ph.D. in Linguistics from the University of Georgia (2018) and an M.A. in Anthropology from the Ohio State University (2010).

Linguistics Faculty Exchange with Leipzig

Lars Meyer Lecture

Under the auspices of the Franklin College International Faculty Exchange Program, the Linguistics Department will host Dr. Lars Meyer from the Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences in Leipzig, Germany. The visit includes a public lecture on February 20th at 4pm entitled "The Neural Oscillations of Language Processing: Examples from German." Dr. Meyer has a research collaboration at UGA with John Hale; Hale will reciprocally visit Leipzig later in the year.

Lecture: The Neural Oscillations of Language Processing: Examples from German

Under the auspices of the Franklin College International Faculty Exchange Program, the Linguistics Department will host Dr. Lars Meyer from the Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences in Leipzig, Germany. The visit includes a public lecture on February 20th at 4pm entitled "The Neural Oscillations of Language Processing: Examples from German." Dr. Meyer has a research collaboration at UGA with John Hale; Hale will reciprocally visit Leipzig later in the year.

Publications: The syntax, information structure, and prosody of German 'VP'-fronting

Article

Congratulations to Dr. Vera Lee-Schoenfeld, Linguistics, University of Georgia and Dr. Anya Lunden, English, College of William & Mary on their paper: "The syntax, information structure, and prosody of German 'VP'-fronting" which was published in The Linguistic Review. https://doi.org/10.1515/tlr-2018-2012

The paper explores fronted verb phrases in German, drawing attention to the difference between passive/unaccusative VPs and fronted agentive vPs.