September 29, 2008

UBC Linguistics Colloquium

If you will be in Vancouver this Friday (although I hope you'll be here at our meeting/meet-and-greet/movie night), the UBC colloquium series will be hosting Amanda Miller (UBC Linguistics), who will be presenting "Phonetic and Phonological Evidence for Posterior Place Contrasts in Click Consonants". The colloquium takes place at 3:30pm in Room 103 of the new Linguistics building (Totem Field Studios) at 2613 West Mall, at the southwest corner of the UBC campus.

September 23, 2008

Pizza Meeting & Movie - Friday Oct. 3

What: Pizza Meeting & Movie
When: Friday Oct.3 @ 3:30pm
Where: Clearihue (room TBA)

Next Friday, Oct. 3, we will be having our second Underlings meeting of the semester. There will be pizza! After the meeting we're going to watch Ball of Fire, one of the few films to feature a linguist as the main character ( It should be lots of fun. I hope to see you all there.

September 22, 2008

Linguistics Department Research Forum

This Thursday, September 25th, the UVic Linguistics Department is holding a research forum at 11:30am in Clearihue A127. Graduate students, sessional lecturers, and professors will be making short presentations about their current research projects. The topics are:
  1. Carolyn Pytlyk: "Are Verbs Tough to Classify?"
  2. Tom Hukari: "Hul'q'umi'num' Language Revitalization Videos from the CURA Project"
  3. Scott Moisik: "An Interactive 3D Model of the Larynx and Laryngeal Constrictor Mechanism"
  4. Pauliina Saarinen: "Finnish in Post-Utopian Sointula: Effects of Frequency on Consonant Gradation"
  5. Sonya Bird: "The New and Improved Speech Research Lab Space"
Everyone is welcome to attend. Hope to see you there!

Meeting Minutes

A pdf of the minutes from last Friday's meeting can be read here.

I hope you can all make it to the next meeting, which is scheduled for Oct. 3.

September 19, 2008

Underlings 2008-2009

Thank you to everyone who came to the meeting today. It looks like we're going to have a great year. I will be posting meeting minutes soon, but this semester you can look forward to bi-monthly meetings and socials, movie night, and new t-shirts. We will hopefully have more events to announce as well, so please do check this site for updates. There is a calendar at the bottom of the page, and you can send an email to uvicunderlings at gmail dot com and we will add you to the mailing list.

I am also pleased to announce this year's executive:
Vanessa McCumber, chair
Chad Laidlaw, vice-chair
Lauren Macdonald, secretary
Sam Bellion, treasurer
Nathan Hoffart, social coordinator

If you have questions or items to suggest for the next meeting, please email them or reply in the comments thread.

I look forward to seeing you all soon.