LINGUIST List 32.212

Thu Jan 14 2021

Confs: Anthro Ling, Applied Ling, Cog Sci, Lang Acquisition, Socioling/Online

Editor for this issue: Lauren Perkins <>

Date: 14-Jan-2021
From: Charles Chang <>
Subject: Emerging Scholars in Linguistics at BU
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Emerging Scholars in Linguistics at BU

Date: 15-Sep-2020 - 15-May-2021
Location: Boston, MA (Online), USA
Contact: Charles Chang
Contact Email: < click here to access email >
Meeting URL:

Linguistic Field(s): Anthropological Linguistics; Applied Linguistics; Cognitive Science; Language Acquisition; Sociolinguistics

Meeting Description:

The Department of Linguistics at Boston University invites (self-)nominations of junior scholars from underrepresented minority (URM) groups for a new speaker series to be held in the academic year 2020-21. (Note: by junior scholars, we mean advanced doctoral students, postdoctoral fellows, and early-career faculty, and by URM, we mean racial/ethnic groups historically underrepresented in the academy -- people of Black/African American, Native American/Alaska Native, Latinx, and/or Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander descent.)

This speaker series will bring emerging scholars in linguistics to Boston University to share their work with our department and the broader academic community. We are particularly interested in scholars working on topics in the area of language acquisition and/or language variation and change. Invited scholars will be guests of the Department of Linguistics for two days, to include individual and small-group meetings with faculty and students as well as a public research colloquium. All travel and accommodation expenses and a modest honorarium will be covered by Boston University.

Program Information:

The Department of Linguistics at Boston University is delighted to announce an Emerging Scholars Speaker Series this spring! This series of virtual talks consists of six speakers:

- Feb. 26, 2021 (3:30pm ET / UTC-5): Megan Figueroa (U. of Arizona), ''Rethinking English past tense overregularizations''

- Mar. 19, 2021 (3:30pm ET / UTC-4): Jhonnatan Rangel (INALCO Paris), ''Words like the wind: Documenting variation in critically endangered languages''

- Mar. 26, 2021 (3:30pm ET / UTC-4): Nandi Sims (Ohio State U.), ''The effects of ethnic and social group identities on the linguistic variation of Black middle schoolers''

- Apr. 2, 2021 (3:30pm ET / UTC-4): Gladys Camacho-Rios (UT Austin), ''Morphological variation in South Bolivian Quechua: A new approach to Quechuan typology''

- Apr. 16, 2021 (3:30pm ET / UTC-4): Megan Burkhardt-Reed (U. of Memphis), ''Exploring the roles of voice and gesture in early communication development''

- Apr. 30, 2021 (3:30pm ET / UTC-4): Rachel Elizabeth Weissler (U. of Michigan), ''How do our experiences influence perception? Exploring the intersection of sociolinguistics and cognitive processing''

All talks are free and open to the public. Select talks will be livestreamed on the BU Linguistics YouTube channel:

To participate in the Q&A, advance registration is required at:

These events are made possible by the financial support of BU's Office of the Provost and CAS Dean's Office. Questions may be directed to the Chair of the Emerging Scholars Organizing Committee (Charles Chang) at

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