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This page contains multimedia resources from presentations at the LINGUIST List office and tutorials about some of the technology that we use. Click on one of the links below to jump to a desired section.




Małgorzata Ćavar's Presentatation on the Influence of L1 on the L2 Perception

On April 13, 2012 at the Institute for Language Information and Technology, Dr. Małgorzata Ćavar presented the results of a series of experiments pertaining to the perception of the English vocalic contrast in high vowels by learners with different L1 backgrounds. The goal of this and similar studies was to determine how perceptual strategies of L2 learners differ from those of English native speakers and what these differences depended on. In the long run, the aim is to predict "customized" areas of difficulty for learners with different backgrounds and to help develop curricula and teaching aids that would actually respond to learners' needs.

Posters from the LSA 2012 Tech Tools: Increasing Technology Training in the Curriculum of Graduate Students in Linguistics

Andrea Berez's Presentation on LINGUIST List

At the LSA 2012 conference, Andrea Berez (University of Hawai`i at Manoa) presented on "Confessions of a Former LINGUIST Lister: Technology Training and Professional Development at the Discipline's Largest Online Resource." Download her presentation here.

Olivia Sammons' Talk on Linguistic Fieldwork

On October 20, 2011, Olivia Sammons came and talked to the staff about the different approaches to using linguistic fieldwork during graduate studies. Her talk was entitled "Working Your Way into the Field: Approaching Graduate Studies and Linguistic Fieldwork. Download her presentation here.

Sally Thomason's Talk on Language Documentation (Audio)

Sally Thomason, linguistics professor at the University of Michigan, gave a talk at the LINGUIST List office on March 23, 2008 about language documentation and her work on Salish. You can download and listen the talk here (copyrights reserved).

Gary Holton's Talk on Athabaskan Language Relationships (Audio)

Gary Holton, a documentary linguist at University of Alaska Fairbanks, gave a talk at The LINGUIST List office about Athabaskan language relationships and language change. Download or stream his talk below (subject to copyrights).