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Linguistics Research Seminars (LRS)

Linguistics Research Seminars is a series of research talks from members of the School, open to all linguistics topics. The seminars are held in an informal and friendly setting, and everybody from the School is welcome to present their work.

The series is open for general registration; you do not need to be a School member to attend. Meetings are announced by email to interested people. If you want to be added to the mailing list or you are a School member interested in presenting, please email Dr Valentina Colasanti (valentina.colasanti@tcd.ie).

LRS series are held Wednesdays 12:30-14:00 during term time in person or hybrid.
Irish Sign Language interpretation is provided for all talks.

This schedule is subject to change; please check back for changes.

Schedule Michaelmas Term 2022/23

21st September 2022

Speaker: Nathan Hill (Trinity College Dublin) 
Title: The syntax of subordination with verba dicendi matrix verbs in the Old Tibetan Ramayana
Time: 12:30-2pm Neill Theatre, Trinity Long Room Hub

28th September 2022

Speaker: Caitriona O’Brien (Trinity College Dublin) 
Title: Parents of deaf children in Ireland: Language and identities in transformation
Time: 12:30-2pm TRISS seminar room, Arts Building

5th October 2022

Speaker: Connor McCabe (Trinity College Dublin) 
Title: Exploring prosody in Munster Irish - why and how?
Time: 12:30-2pm Neill, Trinity Long Room Hub

12th October 2022

Zhu Honghui (Trinity College Dublin)
Title: Multilingualism and language policy in Sino-foreign tertiary education
Time: 12:30-2pm Neill, Trinity Long Room Hub

19th October 2022

Speaker: Isabelle Heyerick (Trinity College Dublin)
Title: The strategic nature of (signed language) interpreting
Time: 12:30-2pm Neill, Trinity Long Room Hub

2nd November 2022

Speaker: Linda Badan (Ghent University)
Title: Information Structure and beyond: A comparison between Italian and Chinese
Time: 12:30-2pm TRISS seminar room, Arts Building *Hybrid meeting*
Zoom Link: https://tcd-ie.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJAudemqqjoiH9f2b7UuWyXR9JFQ8NCjM4FZ

9th November 2022

Speaker: Anna Giovannini (Trinity College Dublin) 
Title: Exploring the prosody of affective speech
Time: 12:30-2pm Neill, Trinity Long Room Hub

16th November 2022

Speaker: Maria Dimitropoulou (Trinity College Dublin) 
Title: Bi-/multilingual parenting in Europe: exploring speaker identities in a foreign and a minority language context
Time: 12:30-2pm Neill, Trinity Long Room Hub

23rd November 2022

Speaker: Yunfan Lai (Trinity College Dublin) 
Time: 12:30-2pm Neill, Trinity Long Room Hub

30th November 2022

Speaker: Shihua Li (Trinity College Dublin)
Time: 12:30-2pm Neill, Trinity Long Room Hub


Previous Seminars

Hilary Term 2021/22

Wednesday 9 February 2022

Speaker: Nathan Hill (Trinity College Dublin) 
Title: Changes to Old Tibetan compound internal sandhi
Time: 14:15-15:30 (online)

Abstract:
Previous discussions of Tibetan phonology do not distinguish between prescript and superscript consonants. In fact, the use of prescripts and superscripts may show a different sandhi behavior. This behavior can be summarized in two rules, a pre script rule and a superscript rule. According to the prescript rule, a prescript consonant falls out in the following syllable if a preceding syllable ends in a consonant, and the superscript elision rule, where (1) if the final consonant of a preceding syllable is acute, and the consonant of the word in question would be deleted according to the superscript rule, a following superscript would also be deleted, then the superscript is also deleted, and (2) in the anlaut, the superscript is also deleted, although the prescript remains.

Registration link:  https://tcd-ie.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJMuc-upqz0uH9f1Hfx5zIjEP1HS1b9A1WQ5

Wednesday 23 February 2022

Speaker: Breffni O’Rourke (Trinity College Dublin) 
Title: What does it mean to be engaged in a discussion?
Time: 14:15-15:30 (online)

Abstract:
Discussion plays a key role in education, not least in the language classroom. In this talk I will define and characterise the term engagement as it relates to discussion, and outline a discourse-analytic framework for exploring engagement in discussion. Key characteristics of “engaged discussion” are proposed, emphasising the roles of good faithcontribution focus, and, based primarily on the work of Van Lier, contingency.

Registration link:  https://tcd-ie.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJMlf-2orzkrGNVI-wLUGoJ-B9I9VIHYKjJk

Wednesday 16 March 2022

Speaker: Liam Lonergan (Trinity College Dublin)
Title: TBA
Time: 14:15-15:30 (online)

Registration link:  https://tcd-ie.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJcqd-CtrT0qEtx4DtGenq8Wb049eksL9lMy