Welcome back LLD Spartans…and alumni!

Greetings to all from the LLDSA!

Here, in chronological order, are a few timely reminders about key upcoming events in LLDworld:

1.  Are you looking for something for the weekend to make the Panthers and the Broncos quake in their collective jerseys?  Just eight years shy of their own golden anniversary, it’s the 42nd annual meeting of Berkeley Linguistics Society.  The program is, as ever, as broad as it is deep, and as fascinating as it is accessible.  BLS or NFL?  Pick the three letters that are going to define your weekend!

2.  The LLDSA meetings are back in full swing!  We’ll be in one of the Clark Hall Fishbowls from 11.00-12.00, every Monday morning.  This semester, we have planning meetings every even week (starting next week: 8 February) and fun meetings every odd week (next one: 15 February).  Drop us a line at lldsasec@gmail.com for further details or just turn up on the day!

3.  Not long to go until the 1st LLD Alumni Event on Friday February 19th, 2.30-4.30 p.m.  Join us for a late lunch in the Student Wellness Center (SWC), Conference Room 122A/B.  RSVP: annika.ronay@me.com

4.  Are you graduating this semester?  The LLD Departmental Graduation Ceremony is on Friday May 27th, ceremony 5.00-6.30 p.m., refreshments and mingling from 4.30 p.m., in the Engineering Building 189.  Save the date – more details to follow!


Check back soon for details about our first LLD mixer of Spring 2016 or send us an email at lldsasec@gmail.com to be added to our mailing list!

Wishing you all a very successful semester,

Juliet Solheim

LLDSA Director of Communication


Calling all LLD alumni…join us for lunch in February!

Dear LLD alumni –

You are most warmly invited to a late lunch on the SJSU campus on Friday 19 February. For further information, please see the attached (click on it!) and/or contact Annika Ronay, our wonderful LLDSA Alumni Relations Officer, at annika.ronay@me.com

We do hope that you can be there for the first annual reunion at the beginning of this special year that marks the 25th anniversary of the LLD Department!

With best wishes,

Juliet Solheim

LLDSA Director of Communications



LLD Graduation 2016

Here are the first key bits of information about the most wugderful event of the semester! Details will be firmed up and posted here and on our FB page over the coming weeks.
We are going to need a little help from our linguistics and TESOL friends to make this happen, so if you’d like to volunteer, please contact us at: lldsasec@gmail.com
And a belated Happy New Year to all…!

— Juliet Solheim, LLDSA Director of Communications


TESOL & Linguistics Upcoming Conferences Round-Up

Be part of the wider California TESOL & Linguistics community!
Coming to a Californian city near you…

4 December 2015: SFSU TESOL Graduating Class Conference 2015

5-7 February 2016: Berkeley Linguistics Society

23 April 2016: Monterey Bay Foreign Language Symposium Call for abstracts coming soon!

16 May 2016: California State University, LA. English Graduate Student Association 2016 Conference. Deadline for abstracts: 15 January 2016

Good luck to all LLD students for the last 3 weeks of Fall 2015!

Juliet Solheim
– LLDSA, Director of Communications