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May 19, 2020

Online, BC V6T 1Z4


Join us for our first online Language Sciences flash talks: three five minute talks using only one slide by three of our members from different research themes.

The theme of these flash talks is 'Language Repositories <=> Language as a Repository'. Anthropology Associate Professor Mark Turin will introduce the talks, and serve as moderator.

Our speakers are:

  1. Department of Linguistics Associate Professor Kathleen Currie Hall will present her work on corpus-based phonological research, including various software tools that she’s been developing to aid in the creation and analysis of corpora of both spoken and signed languages (The Communicating Mind and Body).
  2. Department of Asian Studies Associate Professor and co-Director of UBC's Centre for India and South Asia Research Anne Murphy will discuss her work on Punjabi language advocacy efforts both here in Canada, and in India and Pakistan - and the important role the literary and performance arts have in the preservation of Punjabi (Language, Sustainability and Transnationalism).
  3. Susan Atkey, Humanities and Social Sciences Librarian at UBC Library, will talk about the wide range of language resources and supports available through the library including texts, language corpora, and data repositories (Evolving Language in an Information Economy). 

Everyone is welcome at these online flash talks. Maybe you’ll find a partner to apply for a grant (or LangSci funding). Or maybe you’ll just hear about the very different fields and perspectives of the Language Sciences membership.

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