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  • Dec
    2
    12:00pm - 1:30pm

    LingLangLunch

    Michael S. Goodman ’74 Memorial Seminar Series.

    Speaker: Misha Oraa Ali (PhD student, Brown)

    Title:  (When) do children learn the distributivity of “each”?

    Abstract: TBA

    Bio: Hi! I’m currently a PhD student in the Brown Language and Thought Lab , where I do research with Roman Feiman

    I was a research assistant at the Harvard Lab for Developmental Studies, working with Elizabeth Spelke and Rhea Howard. Before that, I was a research support associate in the LanguageLab (TedLab) with Edward A Gibson and Paula Rubio-Fernandez at the Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences at MIT. I have also been involved with Project Prakash , an initiative from the Sinha Lab for Vision Research at MIT.

    I received my Bachelor’s degree in May 2017 from Mount Holyoke College , with a major in Neuroscience and Behaviour and a special minor in Graphic Narrative and Visual Storytelling. In college, I did my thesis research with Mara Breen where I used ERP to study auditory imagery and implicit prosody - specifically, by investigating the effects of rhythm and metrical structure on poetry during silent reading.

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  • Dec
    11

    Speaker: Brittany Baxter, Brown University

    Title: Are you ‘shore’ it looks farther away: Does the energetic cost of walking on sand influence perceived spatial layout or what the layout affords for action?

    Advisor: Bill Warren

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    If you are not part of the CLPS Department and would like to attend, please contact the department’s graduate student coordinator with at least a 24 hour notice.

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  • Jan
    27
    12:00pm - 1:30pm

    LingLangLunch

    Michael S. Goodman ’74 Memorial Seminar Series.

    Speaker: Nicole Holliday (Assistant Professor UPenn)

     

    Bio: 

    I study sociolinguistics, specifically, how individuals interact with language to conceptualize and construct identity of both self and others. I’m especially interested in how individuals who cross traditionalracial/ethnic boundaries reflect multiple social identities through linguistic practices. Specifically, I examine the use of suprasegmental features that speakers may employ in the performance of their ethnic identities. The focus of my dissertation was intra- and interspeaker prosodic variation in the sociolinguistic behavior of American black/biracial young men.

    In April 2016, I defended my dissertation entitled “Intonational Variation, Linguistic Style, and the Black/Biracial Experience” at New York University. My dissertation chair was Renee Blake, and my committee consisted of Lisa Davidson, Greg Guy, John Singler, and Erik Thomas (NCSU). In 2016-2017, I was a Chau Mellon Postdoctoral Scholar in the Department of Linguistics and Cognitive Science at Pomona College. From 2017-2020, I was an Assistant Professor of Linguistics in the Department of Linguistics and Cognitive Science at Pomona College. Since July 2020, I have been an Assistant Professor in the Department of Linguistics at the University of Pennsylvania.

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  • Feb
    3
    12:00pm - 1:30pm

    LingLangLunch

    Michael S. Goodman ’74 Memorial Seminar Series.

    Speaker:Yoolim Kim (Postdoc, Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History)

    Bio: My research focuses on the psycholinguistic processing of writing systems, with specific interest in the Korean alphabet, Hangul. As a postdoctoral researcher at the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History in Jena, my work is on developing ways to quantify visual distinctiveness of characters within a graphic system.

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  • Apr
    14
    12:00pm - 1:30pm

    LingLangLunch

    Michael S. Goodman ’74 Memorial Seminar Series.

    Speaker: Youtao Lu (PhD student, Brown)

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