Welcome to Changelings
Spring 2018: meetings are Wednesday 2:20-3:40 in 122 Oxley Hall

Changelings is a standing research group with weekly meetings.

This discussion group focuses on issues of language variation and change including the areas of historical linguistics, sociolinguistics, and language contact. Via weekly meetings, faculty and students drawn from the Departments of Linguistics, Education, English, and various language departments present papers and discuss their research in a friendly and supportive environment. Often times, members use the group as a forum for presenting "trial runs" of talks that will later be presented to fill milestone requirements within the department of linguistics or at local and national conferences. Occasionally, visiting speakers from other departments and universities will present special talks for the group, so Changelings also presents a forum for external collaboration.

Join the changelings mailing list here. Periodic emails to the mailing list include notices of items of interest to members of the group, meeting reminders, and so on.


VENUE: 122 Oxley Hall

1/10ALLOrganizational; initial sign-up and schedulingHope
1/17Shuan KarimQP1 workshopping on Akkadian ‘e’Brian
1/24ALLLSA RecapMartha
1/31ALL"5 minute" presentations by all participants: Brief introductions to and discussion of research plans, such as potential class projects or QP topics that are still in the sketchy stages but could be helped by feedback Don
2/7ALLDiscussion of classic article: Guy Bailey, Tom Wikle, Jan Tillery, Lori Sand: The apparent time construct (1991); Henning Andersen: Understanding linguistic innovations (1989)Gina
2/14ALLDiscussion of article by upcoming guest speaker (TBA)Riley
2/21Gina NdociPractice talk/QP1 brainstorming: "Well-wishing expressions as leave-takings in Modern Greek" Shuan
2/28Carrie Ann MorganWork on AlbanianClint
3/7Johnny BundschuhPractice talk: American Association of Teachers of Japanese conferenceJohnny
3/21Antonio Hernadezarticle discussion (TBA)Antonio
3/28Nandi SimsQP dry runBjörn
4/4Carly Dickerson;Shuan KarimQP dry runCarly
4/11Clint AwaiQP dry runNandi
4/18Björn KöhnlienCareer GrantTBA