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

Workshop: Sublexical Statistics and Loanword Detection

We are delighted to announce details about Hahn Koo’s workshop which will take place tomorrow – Wednesday November 4th, 2.00-3.00 pm, in Clark Hall 445:

Hahn discusses how sublexical statistics can be used to characterize difference in sound patterns between native words and loanwords. To demonstrate the effectiveness of the approach, Hahn also presents a computer program that automatically identifies loanwords in unlabeled monolingual corpora. In the process, he reviews the basics of n-gram models, naive Bayes classifiers, and the expectation-maximization algorithm.

Staff and all students welcome!

A Post-Symposium Thank You

A huge thank you to all the speakers, audience members and volunteers who came from near and far to make yesterday’s 2015 Symposium such a fabulous event! We were delighted to have such a diverse program of topics (from cricket commentary and long consonant clusters, to a comparative dictionary and copular verbs in ESL grammars) involving a range of languages (from Bernese German to Blackfoot, and Standard Spoken Tamil to Urban Jordanian Arabic) – to mention but a few… As the program was subject to a few last-minute twists and turns, here is the full and final version of the day’s proceedings.

– Juliet Solheim, on behalf of the LLDSA

P.S. The 2016 Symposium will be the fifth annual event which will coincide with the 25th anniversary of the LLD Department. Watch this space…!!

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