Linguistics Circle Lecture Series 2017 - 2018

The Linguistics Circle is a research talk series that includes speakers from within and outside the university. The talks are open to all members of Bangor University and to the public in general.

Abstracts for the different talks can be seen by clicking on the respective titles.

All Welcome. 4:00pm - 5.00pm on Wednesdays, Lecture Room 2, New Arts (unless otherwise stated)

(Unless stated otherwise)

Alan Wallington

Semester 2

24th January 2018

The pace of grammaticalization in non-standardized Romance  languages  (and in comparison to major Romance languages)

Emanuele Miola - University of Milan-Bicocca


7th February 2018


'David Crystal Day'

Talk 1: ‘Language BLANK Literature: from Conjunction to Preposition.’
Talk 2: ‘Where have all the dialect words gone?’
Professor David Crystal

Main Arts Lecture Theatre at 2pm

14th February 2018

Using linguistic prior knowledge in deep learning
Nina Dethlefs - University of Hull

21st February 2018

Chwedl y Llodrau (A Tale of the Trousers): Pluralia tantum and agreement in Welsh

Silva Nurmio - Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies

Room A0:01 - Alun Building

14th March 2018

Metaphor and the experience of illness.

Elena Semino - Lancaster University

21st March 2018

Meaning: Before and Beyond

Tim  Wharton - University of Brighton

18th April 2018

Is there Phonology without Meaning? The case of jargon aphasia

Honorary Professor Martin Ball - Bangor University

25th April 2018

Less Is More? Surprising suggestions from studying spatial language

Clare Davies - University of Winchester

2nd May 2018

Borrowing and semantic change in early Modern English

Kathryn Allan - University College London

Previous Seminars

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