Arabic Language & Culture at Jordan Language Academy

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Reed Ling Softball Team!

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CWSL Conference

We had a successful CWSL conference! Thanks to our organizers and participants!  photo credit: Alexandra D’Arcy

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3 post-bac research positions at U of Maryland

The Department of Linguistics at the University of Maryland, is looking to fill up to 3 full-time positions for post-baccalaureate researchers.
Starting date for all positions is Summer/Fall 2018. Salary is competitive, with benefits included. The positions would be ideal for individuals with a BA degree who are interested in gaining significant research experience in a very active research group as preparation for a research career. Applicants must already have permission to work in the US, or be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident, and should have completed a BA or BS degree by the time of appointment. The ability to interact comfortably with a wide variety of people (and machines) is a distinct advantage. Applicants may request to be considered for all four positions.
The positions are open until filled. For best consideration, applications should be submitted by April 13th, 2018. However, review of applications will begin immediately.
Positions #1–#2: Baggett Research Fellowships 
Baggett Fellowships are full-time positions. Fellows can pursue research in linguistics, cognitive (neuro-)science of language, language acquisition, or computational modeling. 1–2 positions are available for 2018-2019, subject to confirmation of funds. Positions are for one year and are not renewable. Information on the program and faculty mentors is at
Contact: Dr. Andrea Zukowski
Position #3: Research Assistant in Psycholinguistics/Cognitive Neuroscience 
This person will be involved in all aspects of studies of language comprehension using behavioral and neuroscientific techniques, including electrophysiological brain recordings (training provided). The person will also contribute to Maryland’s Language Science program ( Previous experience in (psycho)linguistics preferred. 1 year initial appointment, possibility of extension.
Contact: Dr. Colin Phillips
Application Requirements
Applicants may request to be considered for all three positions, or any subset. Applicants for any of the positions should submit a cover letter outlining relevant background and interests, including potential faculty mentors (having multiple mentors is both possible and fruitful for the Baggett Fellowships), a current CV, and names and contact information for 3 potential referees. Reference letters are not needed as part of the initial application. Applicants should also send a writing sample. All application materials should be submitted electronically to the following recipients:
Positions #1–#2 – Andrea Zukowski; Put ‘Baggett Fellowship’ in the subject line.
Position #3 – Colin Phillips; Put ‘Research Assistantship’ in the subject line.
The Department of Linguistics has shared facilities for testing of infants, children and adults, eye-tracking labs, an ERP lab and a whole-head MEG facility, as part of the Maryland Neuroimaging Center. The department is part of a vibrant language science community under the umbrella of the Maryland Language Science Center ( that numbers 200 faculty, researchers, and graduate students across 17 academic units. The Language Science Center coordinates many interdisciplinary projects, including a research field station in Guatemala, and partnerships with school districts and various (inter)national organizations.
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Harvard Lab for Developmental Studies seeking Research Assistant in Language Development

Job Description:
Professor Jesse Snedeker is seeking an energetic and intellectually-engaged research assistant for studies of language comprehension in typically-developing children and adults at the Harvard Lab for Developmental Studies.

This is a two-year, full-time, limited-term position with the possibility of renewal. Review of applications will begin immediately for a flexible start date between June 20th and July 6th 2018.

Responsibilities include: preparing stimuli, contacting families, testing children and adults, coding data, assisting with data analysis, training undergraduate assistants, managing a summer internship program, maintaining equipment, coordinating the use of space, organizing meetings, and assisting with grant management.

Necessary qualifications:
· An undergraduate degree in psychology, linguistics or cognitive science
· Availability for flexible scheduling, including evenings and weekends, to facilitate data collection
· A strong interest in the psychology of language, language acquisition, and conceptual development
· Prior experience working with young children
· Comfortable with technical trouble shooting
· Well-organized, attentive to detail, calm under pressure, and comfortable juggling half a dozen things at once

Skills that would be put to good use include:
· Experience with eye tracking
· Experience with EEG
· Experience with R, Matlab and Eprime
· Experience with CHILDES and corpus analyses
· Coursework in semantics, pragmatics and syntax
· A sense of humor

Our lab is embedded in larger communities both within Harvard and in the wider Boston area, which offer rich resources for students interested in developmental psychology, psycholinguistics and linguistics. Research assistants are encouraged to make use of these resources. Folks who have held this position in the past have gone to graduate programs in psychology, linguistics, speech and hearing sciences, and clinical linguistics.

Potential applicants should email a letter of interest, a CV, and three references (email addresses and phone numbers are best). Please feel free to write with questions as well.

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The Institute for Linguistics, Image and Text

The Institute for Linguistics, Image and Text
June 4 – 29, 2018

Returning for its second summer, this four-week intensive summer program will explore central topics in semantics, psycholinguistics, and the philosophy of language and mind by applying influential theories to poetic and literary verse, graphic novels, comics, film, and other forms of visual art. The program will consist of class discussions, focused group work, and local field trips to museums, cinemas, and other cultural sites in the Five College consortium.

At the conclusion of the program, students will have the opportunity to present their work in a professional conference setting, in which they will create and analyze their own narrative art in terms of the theory taught in the class, while applying acquired skills of effective presentation.

This program is designed for students who are intrigued by the linguistic workings of the human mind and artistic expression. Students will learn to synthesize theories of linguistic narration with the practices of artistic creation.

Paid internships: Students will also have the opportunity to apply for paid internships. The internships will run July 2 – August 3, 2018, after the completion of LIT. On-campus housing will be provided. Students must apply to the four-week LIT program in order to be considered for an internship.

Apply by Friday, April 6th for discounted tuition!

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12th annual Cornell Undergraduate Linguistics Colloquium (CULC 12)

My name is Kalen Chang, the current Secretary of Cornell’s Undergraduate Linguistics Club (Underlings). On behalf of all of us, I cordially invite you and Reed College Linguistics Program to participate in the 12th annual Cornell Undergraduate Linguistics Colloquium (CULC 12), which will take place from April 27th-29th, 2018 at Cornell University’s Department of Linguistics in Morrill Hall.

The yearly conference has included student presenters from around the U.S., Canada, and Great Britain. This year, our internal keynote speaker will be Prof. Abigail Cohn, and our external keynote speaker will be Prof. Lauren Clemens from SUNY Albany. We are very excited to hear back from departments such as yours and from your students’ latest research projects in a variety of subfields of linguistics, including but not limited to phonetics, phonology, syntax, historical linguistics, sociolinguistics, psycholinguistics, and language acquisition.

We encourage students pursuing a B.A., B.S., or equivalent degree to submit an abstract for a talk of no more than twenty minutes in length or for a poster presentation at our poster session by February 28th. Abstracts must be at most two pages long, including data and references, on letter-size or A4 paper with 1 inch margins on all sides and at least 11 point font. Abstracts should have a clear title and should be anonymous. Abstracts must be submitted electronically to in PDF format.

For more information, our page is, but feel free to email me or José Armando Fernández Guererro ( if you have any questions.

Thank you,

Kalen Chang
Underlings Secretary
Linguistics and Mathematics Major
Arts & Sciences, Cornell University 2020

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Stony Brook University’s faculty-led Study Abroad Program “Explore St. Petersburg!”

Dear Linguistics Program Director,

Please tell your advanced Linguistics undergraduate and graduate students about the incredible opportunity to study with some of the world’s leading Linguists while gaining invaluable overseas Internship experience through Stony Brook University’s faculty-led Study Abroad Program “Explore St. Petersburg!”; earning 1-6 credits from Stony Brook, while choosing from a range of available Internships.

The program is hosted by St. Petersburg State University, and works closely with the NY-St. Petersburg Institute of Linguistics, Cognition and Culture (NYI-2018), which will be held this summer for the 16th consecutive year in St. Petersburg.

Program dates are July 7-August 5, 2018  For more information, click here

**Fellowships now available through Stony Brook International Programs.**

NYI’s lineup of Linguistics and Cognitive Psychology faculty for summer 2018:

Daniel Altshuler (Hampshire College)
John F. Bailyn (Stony Brook University)
Ioana Chitoran (Université Paris Diderot)
John E. Drury (Stony Brook University)
Maria Kuvaldina (Farmingdale State College)
Andrew Nevins (University College London)
Omer Preminger (University of Maryland)
Christina Tortora (CUNY Graduate Center & College of Staten Island)
Susi Wurmbrand (University of Connecticut)
(There are also 10 faculty in Cultural and Media Studies, see website for details)

***All seminars are in English***  

This year’s Linguistics/Cognitive Studies program features seminars in:

• Generative Syntax (introductory and advanced)
• Formal Semantics
• Phonological Theory
• Morphological Theory
• Real Spoken English
• Language Universals
• Musical Cognition
• The Language of Comics: Modularity and Mind
• Bioethics

Click here for pdf brochure

To apply click here

The application deadline is April 1, 2018, but applications received before March 15, 2018 will have highest priority.

Thank you for spreading the word of this unique Study Abroad opportunity for Linguistics and CogPsych students!


John Frederick Bailyn
Professor of Linguistics
Director, Stony Brook St. Petersburg Programs

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Fifth Annual UC Davis Symposium on Language Research

May 25th, 2018, UC Davis Conference Center

Keynote Speakers:

Dr. Bernard Comrie (Distinguished Faculty Professor of Linguistics, UC Santa Barbara)

Dr. Lal Zimman (Assistant Professor of Linguistics, UC Santa Barbara)

The UC Davis Cluster on Language Research is pleased to announce the Fifth Annual UC Davis Symposium on Language Research. The purpose of this symposium is to showcase current investigations on language, and to cultivate a community of language researchers throughout the country. We welcome a wide array of topics across all languages and disciplines related to linguistics, as it is our goal to create an open and inclusive symposium to promote dialogue between all types of language research.

Eligibility: All graduate and undergraduate students, lecturers, postdoctoral and visiting scholars currently investigating language in some capacity are encouraged to submit their research, preliminary or otherwise.

Submission deadline: March 30th, 2018

If you are interested in presenting, please submit an abstract of no more than 300 words in .pdf format to this Google form. Do not include any identifying information in your abstract or file name. In the Google form please include your name, academic affiliation, degree objective, title of the paper, and whether you wish to present an individual presentation or in a panel. Panels are limited to 3 presentations. If you wish to present as a panel, please submit all three abstracts together in one Google form submission, with a brief justification as to why they form a cohesive panel. Each presentation is limited to 15 minutes, plus an additional five minutes for questions.

Each abstract, unless requested otherwise, will be considered for the Award for Most Innovative Research. In order to receive award consideration, you must be currently enrolled at a postsecondary institution and submit your abstract by March 30th, 2018.

For more details regarding the conference, abstracts, and awards please visit our website at:
or send questions to:

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Call for submissions: Undergraduate Research in Linguistics


CLAUSE (Canadian Linguistics Annual Undergraduate Conference) is a conference for undergraduate research ran by the Society of Linguistic Undergraduates of McGill (SLUM) and the Concordia Linguistics Student Association (LSA).

Any current undergraduate student who is completing/has completed original research in linguistics and related fields (psycholinguistics, speech pathology, computational linguistics, sociolinguistics, etc.) is encouraged to submit, as are recent graduates who completed research while completing their degree. We are emailing in the case that students at the University would be interested in attending or presenting their work.

Although we are based in Montreal, we do have a few presenters travelling every year. It’s a wonderful opportunity to network, learn about academic research and what conferences are typically like, and to broaden your knowledge of the field. Presenting your work to peers is a valuable skill if you plan on continuing in research, and a large part of our mandate is to provide undergraduates with the opportunities and resources to practice. We also welcome attendees who have not yet done research, or who are looking for inspiration for a capstone/honours thesis– this is a great place to scout potential research questions and areas of interest.

CLAUSE will be on Friday, March 23rd. Call for submissions (15 minute oral presentations as well as poster submissions) will be open from February 5th – March 5th. For more information, or to submit your abstracts, go to our website:

If you have any questions don’t hesitate to email us at

Thank you so much!

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