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  • LingLangLunch Seminar Series Download LingLangLunch Seminar Series to my desktop calendar

    April 1, 2015 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM Friedman Family Lecture in Cognitive, Linguistic & Psychological Sciences. Speaker: Junwen Lee, Brown University. Title: Lah revisited - A modal analysis. Abstract: The linguistic function of the Colloquial Singapore English (CSE) particle lah has been characterized variously as a marker to convey solidarity, warmth and informality; an attenuation or emphasis marker; an assertion marker; and an accommodation marker. As the particle can be pronounced using several pitch contours, the particle has generally been analyzed as either a set of homonymic variants that are distinguished by pitch and function, or a unitary particle that has the same meaning despite tonal differences. However, I argue against both approaches – the former conflates pragmatic function and semantic meaning, while the latter ignores the systematic differences in function that correlate with tonal differences. Instead, I propose that lah is a modal particle that conveys the not-at-issue comment that the lah-marked proposition is entailed by the conjunction of all factors that make a difference to its truth, which is then interpreted by the addressee as justification for the speaker's lah-marked assertion. In other words, if we consider all the factors that affect the likelihood of the lah-marked proposition p being true to be the set of evidence that together underwrite the speaker’s assertion of p, then lah indicates that this set of evidence is completely reliable in predicting p. However, unlike previous unitary analyses, I propose that this single particle meaning then interacts with a separate effect of intonation to produce the different pragmatic functions that have been observed in the literature. PLEASE NOTE: THIS EVENT WILL BE HELD IN METCALF, ROOM 031. http://brown.edu/Departments/CLPS/events Metcalf Research Laboratory, Room 101, Friedman Auditorium Dept: CLPS, Lectures, Conferences, and Meetings, Departments, Seminars
  • Perception Action Seminar Series Download Perception Action Seminar Series to my desktop calendar

    April 2, 2015 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM Friedman Family Lecture in Cognitive, Linguistic & Psychological Sciences. Speaker Santani Teng, MIT. Title: TBA http://brown.edu/Departments/CLPS/events Metcalf Research Laboratory, Room 305 Dept: CLPS, Lectures, Conferences, and Meetings, Departments, Seminars
  • Social Cognitive Science Seminar Series Download Social Cognitive Science Seminar Series to my desktop calendar

    April 3, 2015 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM Friedman Family Lecture in Cognitive, Linguistic & Psychological Sciences. Speaker: Justin Martin, Harvard University. Title: TBA http://www.brown.edu/Departments/CLPS/events Metcalf Research Laboratory, Room 305 Dept: CLPS, Lectures, Conferences, and Meetings, Departments, Seminars
  • Cognition Seminar Series Download Cognition Seminar Series to my desktop calendar

    April 3, 2015 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM Friedman Family Lecture in Cognitive, Linguistic & Psychological Sciences. Speaker: Heather Bortfeld, University of Connecticut. Title:How flexible is perceptual tuning?: Insights from typically developing infants and pediatric cochlear implant users. Abstract: Cochlear implants improve the ability of profoundly deaf children to understand speech by allowing a way for sound to be transmitted to the brain despite the lack of a working conduction system in the inner ear. Much of what we know about the course of auditory learning following cochlear implantation in young children is based on behavioral indicators that they are able to perceive sound. However, congenitally-deaf children have no concept of what sound is, and thus have highly variable behavioral responses when initially exposed to it. In recent work, my collaborators and I have been using near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) as a tool to track changes in speech-evoked cortical activity following cochlear implantation in prelingually deafened infants and young children, as well as in post-lingually deafened adults. We have also been testing how flexibly typically developing infants are able to process degraded auditory speech given crossmodal support. Results from both lines of research have theoretical and practical implications for understanding speech processing in a multimodal world. PLEASE NOTE: THE DATE OF THIS TALK HAS BEEN CHANGED TO APRIL 3. http://brown.edu/Departments/CLPS/ Metcalf Research Laboratory, Room 305 Dept: CLPS, Lectures, Conferences, and Meetings, Departments, Seminars
  • LingLangLunch Seminar Series Download LingLangLunch Seminar Series to my desktop calendar

    April 8, 2015 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM Friedman Family Lecture in Cognitive, Linguistic & Psychological Sciences. Speaker: Magdalena Kaufmann, University of Connecticut. Title: TBA PLEASE NOTE: THIS EVENT WILL BE HELD IN METCALF, ROOM 031. http://brown.edu/Departments/CLPS/events Metcalf Research Laboratory, Room 101, Friedman Auditorium Dept: CLPS, Lectures, Conferences, and Meetings, Departments, Seminars
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    April 9, 2015 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM Friedman Family Lecture in Cognitive, Linguistic & Psychological Sciences. Speaker: Karen Schloss, Brown University. Title: TBA http://brown.edu/Departments/CLPS/events Metcalf Research Laboratory, Room 305 Dept: CLPS, Lectures, Conferences, and Meetings, Departments, Seminars
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    April 10, 2015 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM Friedman Family Lecture in Cognitive, Linguistic & Psychological Sciences. Speaker: Matt Goldrick. Title: TBA http://brown.edu/Departments/CLPS/events Metcalf Research Laboratory, Room 305 Dept: CLPS, Lectures, Conferences, and Meetings, Departments, Seminars
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    April 17, 2015 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM Friedman Family Lecture in Cognitive, Linguistic & Psychological Sciences. Speaker: Ezra Markowitz, UMass, Amherst - tentative. Title: TBA http://www.brown.edu/Departments/CLPS/events Metcalf Research Laboratory, Room 305 Dept: CLPS, Lectures, Conferences, and Meetings, Departments, Seminars
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    April 22, 2015 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM Friedman Family Lecture in Cognitive, Linguistic & Psychological Sciences. Speaker: Ryan Bennett, Yale University. Title: TBA PLEASE NOTE: THIS EVENT WILL BE HELD IN METCALF, ROOM 031. http://brown.edu/Departments/CLPS/events Metcalf Research Laboratory, Room 101, Friedman Auditorium Dept: CLPS, Lectures, Conferences, and Meetings, Departments, Seminars
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    April 24, 2015 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM Friedman Family Lecture in Cognitive, Linguistic & Psychological Sciences. Speaker: Mark Ho, Brown University. Title: TBA http://www.brown.edu/Departments/CLPS/events Metcalf Research Laboratory, Room 305 Dept: CLPS, Lectures, Conferences, and Meetings, Departments, Seminars
  • A Public Forum On The Marijuana Regulation, Control & Taxation Act Download A Public Forum On The Marijuana Regulation, Control & Taxation Act to my desktop calendar

    April 28, 2015 7:30 AM - 12:30 PM The Providence Marriott | 1 Orms Street, Providence, RI Seating is Limited, Register Early! Registration Fees Register On or Before April 10, 2015: $75.00 Register After April 10, 2015: $95.00 Register online: https://apps.biomed.brown.edu/cme_registration Program Description The Rhode Island General Assembly is considering the Marijuana Regulation, Control and Taxation Act, which will regulate rather than prohibit marijuana use by adults. Use of marijuana for recreation has been approved in Colorado, Oregon, Washington, Alaska and the District of Columbia while the debate is gaining momentum throughout the rest of the United States. The goal of this forum is to provide the Rhode Island community a platform for a thoughtful discussion regarding the issues surrounding marijuana legalization and to encourage further discussions among public stakeholders and the general public. Both proponents and opponents will present research and data so as to raise awareness while educating and dispelling myths on: health impacts, social justice, public safety impacts, taxation, revenue, and regulatory and social costs resulting from legalization. At the end of each session, audience members will have the opportunity to engage presenters in a moderated question and answer session. Who Should Attend Healthcare Professionals, Business Leaders, Educators, Legislators, Public Officials, Public Policy Leaders, Public Safety Officials and others interested in learning about these issues. Learning Objectives At the conclusion of this activity, participants should be able to: • Describe health risks and benefits of marijuana use including effects of marijuana on brain development & co-morbidities related to adolescent and adult marijuana use • Realize the responsibility of society in educating youth about the hazards of substance use and giving them the tools to make good decisions • Identify impacts of the proposed legislation on the justice system, public safety and civil liberties • Describe how the State’s marijuana market will be regulated under the proposed bill • Understand the amount of revenue that is expected and how the funds will be appropriated to benefit Rhode Islanders Accreditation The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Credit Designation Physicians: The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University designates this live activity for a maximum of 4 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits(TM). Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Physician Assistants/Nurse Practitioners: Participants will receive a Certificate of Attendance for up to 4 hours. Psychologists: The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University has been approved by the Rhode Island Psychological Association to offer continuing education credits for Psychologists. The Alpert Medical School maintains responsibility for the program. This program is approved for 4 Category 1 CE Credit. (Credits available to RI licensed psychologists only. Social Workers: This activity has been submitted to the NASW, Rhode Island. Credit approval is pending. https://apps.biomed.brown.edu/cme_registration/product_info.php?products_id=255 >> OFF CAMPUS LOCATION: see description for details PoliticalScience, PublicSafety, EnvironmentSociety, Watson Institute, Medical School, Dept: Continuing Medical Education, Dept: Swearer Center, Dept: Environmental Health and Safety, Dept: Neuroscience, Dept: CLPS, Brain Science Program, Biology and Medicine, Dept: TaubmanCtr, Global Health Initiative, Dept: Chemistry, Dept: Sociology, Dept: MCB, Dept: Economics, PSTC, ScienceTechnologyStudies, Dept: Science Center, Institutional Diversity, Dept: MPPB, Dept: EEB, BioMed: Gerontology, BioMed: PathoGrad, EduOutreach, AMS: ConfClinic, AMS: GenSurgery, AMS: ColonRectal, AMS: Pediatric, AMS: SurgeryOrtho, AMS: Trauma, AMS: Urology, AMS: Anesthesiology, BioMed Division Calendars, BioMed: Pathology, BioMed: EmergencyMedicine, PsychBehavior, CCMB, JNBC, CCI, EthicalInquiry, Departments, Health Services
  • Harold Schlosberg Colloquium Download Harold Schlosberg Colloquium to my desktop calendar

    April 29, 2015 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM Harold Schlosberg Colloquium. Speaker: Gregory Hickok, University of California, Irvine. Title: TBA. http://www.brown.edu/Departments/CLPS/events Metcalf Research Laboratory, Room 305 Colloquia, Dept: CLPS, Lectures, Conferences, and Meetings, Departments
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    May 8, 2015 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM Friedman Family Lecture in Cognitive, Linguistic & Psychological Sciences. Speaker: Joanna Korman, Brown University. Title: TBA http://www.brown.edu/Departments/CLPS/events Metcalf Research Laboratory, Room 305 Dept: CLPS, Lectures, Conferences, and Meetings, Departments, Seminars

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