The Sociolinguistics Lunch Lecture Series sponsored by the CUNY Graduate Center's Linguistics and Anthropology Programs presents John Victor Singler (NYU) on "Extra, extra! How “Brooklynese” emerged as the term for NYC vernacular."
When: November 10, 2017, 2-4 pm
Where: The Graduate Center, 365 Fifth Avenue, Room 7395
HULLS 7 Hunter Undergraduate Linguistics and Language Studies Conference presents keynote speaker Jonathan Rosa (Stanford University) on "From Bad Hombres to Bilingual Education: A Raciolinguistic Perspective on the Analysis of Language and Society" and numerous student papers.
When: May 5, 2017, 2:30-9:00 pm
Where: Hunter West 1242 (Lex and E 69 St)
The Sociolinguistics Lunch Lecture Series sponsored by the CUNY Graduate Center's Linguistics Program presents Jillian Cavanaugh (Brooklyn College and GC) on "Labelling Authenticity, or How I Almost Got Arrested in an Italian Supermarket."
When: March 31, 2017, 2-4 pm
Where: The Graduate Center, 365 Fifth Avenue, Room 8203
The NYU Center for History, Media, and Culture presents Hillary Parsons Dick (Arcadia University) on "Good Gringas and Shameless White Trash: Discourse, Womanhood, and Race in a Mexican Migrant Community."
When: March 30, 2017, 5-6:30 pm
Where: Silver Center, Room 300, 100 Washington Square East
The CUNY Graduate Center presents three Soros Lectures on Esperanto in Spring 2017
The Einstein Language: Finding and Losing Gloro
2/10/2017, 4-6:00 pm
The Graduate Center, Room 9205
Speaker: Michael Gordin
Conversations in the Socialist Future: Esperantist Delegations to the Early Soviet Union
3/10/2017, 4-6:00 pm
The Graduate Center, Room 9205
Speaker: Brigid O'Keffe
Is Esperanto Dangerous?
4/27/201, 4-6:00 pm
777 UN Plaza, Second Floor
Speaker: Ulrich Lins
The Hunter College Undergraduate Linguistics Association introduces its Mixed Bag Series - The Election Edition: "The Language of the Deal; Trump Speak"
A lecture by Christina Zarkadoolas, Professor, Department of Anthropology, Hunter College, and Director of the New York Roundtable on Public Health Literacy.
September 28, 2:00 PM
1242 Hunter West, Hunter College
The Brooklyn College Linguistics Club presents "Dialect Matters: Acquisition of Language in African American English-speaking Communities"
A lecture by Lisa Green, Professor and Graduate Program Director, Department of Linguistics at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.
May 17, 12:30-2:00 PM
3139 Boylan Hall, Brooklyn College
The Sixth Annual Hunter Linguistics and Language Studies Conference (HULLS 6) presents keynote speakers Rachael Holborn (Cambridge University) on "Is Politeness a Linguistic Phenomenon?" and Jillian Cavanaugh (Brooklyn College) on "Talk as Work: Economic Sociability in Northern Italian Heritage Food Production," as well as numerous student papers.
May 6 (4-8 PM) and May 7 (10-4 PM):
3rd floor, Hunter College, 68 St and Lexington Ave.
The Linguistics Program at The CUNY Graduate Center presents Michelle McSweeney (Johnson) who will discuss "Lol! I didn't mean that! Lol as a marker of illocutionary force"
Abstract: In this talk, I take the perspective that lol is a purely pragmatic particle signaling a mismatch between the locutionary force (literal meaning), and the illocutionary force (intended meaning) of a text message. By adopting this perspective, the disparate uses of lol are accounted for and its overwhelming preence in the Txt register is explained. I argue that lol evolved specifically to meet a linguistic need in Txt, that of overtly encoding a pragmatic function that (in face-to-face conversations) is usually encoded non-verbally.
March 8, 6:30 PM:
The Graduate Center Rm 7102 (5th Ave and 42 St)
Hunter College Linguistics Club Speaker Series presents Ignasi Clemente (CUNY Hunter) who will discuss " Overcoming old dualisms: A linguistic anthropological approach to mind-body debates"
Abstract: Based on my ethnographic and situated interactional approach to embodied human communication, I will show how linguistic anthropology has contributed to overcoming reiterations of long standing dichotomies, such as verbal vs. non-verbal, mind vs. body, subjective vs. objective, individual vs. sociocultural, and culture vs. nature.
February 24, 1:30 PM
Hunter West 1242 (Lex and E 69 St)
Translation Poetry Slam
Nuyorican Poets Cafe
236 E 3 St, East Village/Loisada
Sat Nov 7
The battle will play out in an onstage slam, with writers reading from their work in the original language, followed by a translator who reads their interpretation of the text in English. By the end of the night you'll have first-hand experience of how easy it is for words to get lost in translation, and you'll have an all-new appreciation for the unsung heroes of literature - the translators!
Full details at:
The New School presents "Noam Chomsky: On Power and Ideology"
Chomsky, 86, will give a talk relating to the persistent and largely invariant features of U.S. foreign policy — in the words of U.S. planners, “the overall framework of order” — and its intimate relationship with U.S. domestic policy..
Saturday Sept 19 at 7 pm
The New School's John L. Tishman Auditorium, University Center, 63 Fifth Ave
Further info at: https://events.newschool.edu/event/noam_chomsky_on_power_and_ideology e eventre-registration: https://hula.typeform.com/to/ZcLqpK
The Albertine Bookstore and the Cultural Services of the French Embassy present "A Conversation with Francois Grosjean"
Dr. Grosjean is a world renowned psycholinguist and specialist on bilingualism. Born in Paris, this prominent scholar became bilingual himself when he was sent to an English boarding school in Switzerland at the age of eight and then moved to the United Kingdom when he was 14. He has published eight books (including the seminal Life with Two Languages) and runs a very successful blog Life as a bilingual on Psychology Today.
Friday May 1 (4-8 pm) and Saturday May 2 (10 am-4 pm)
972 Fifth Avenue
In English. Free and open to the public. No RSVP necessary.
HULLS 5 Hunter Undergraduate Linguistics and Language Studies Conference
Keynote speakers: Dr. Angela Reyes and Dr. Daniel Harris of Hunter College.
Friday May 1 (4-8 pm) and Saturday May 2 (10 am-4 pm)
Hunter West in the small cafeteria
Lexington and 68th Street, New York
The Ph.D. Program in Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences presents Student Research Day.
Invited speaker: Professor Lorraine K. Obler on "Can One Lose a First Language?" Followed by poster presentations by 23 by students from The Graduate Center, City, Queens, Lehman, Brooklyn, LIU, Pace, Molloy, St John's and more.
Friday March 27
The Graduate Center
34th Street and 5th Avenue, New York
The Endangered Language Alliance, Mano a Mano, and Bowery
Arts & Science present poetry in indigenous languages of Mexico.
hear poems in Nahuatl, Mixtec, Totonac and other indigenous languages read by
native speakers and accompanied by music and translations. Followed by a Q &
Sunday June 1st
at Bowery Poetry
308 Bowery, New York NY (bet. Bleecker & Houston)
The Brooklyn College Linguistics
Program presents "Skyping with Chomsky."
SUBO - Jefferson-Williams room
to 12:45 - screening and discussion of "Is the Man Who Is Tall Happy?: An
Animated Conversation with Noam Chomsky," a recently released film
to 1:15 - free buffet
1:15 to 2:00 - a Skype conversation with Noam Chomsky
who will answer questions from the audience
more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org
CUNY Graduate Center's Speech Language-Hearing Sciences Doctoral Program presents
The 4th Student Research Poster Day
365 Fifth Avenue at 34 Street,
Professor Richard G. Schwartz: Processing Language with a Cochlear Implant
to attend please RSVP email@example.com
Multiple Languages and Ethnic Identity Diversity Project at Brooklyn College presents
Professor Illan Stavans of Amherst College in a series of events on "Exploring
Multiple Languages and Ethnic Identity."
Stavans is an internationally known, award-winning cultural critic, linguist,
translator, public speaker, editor, short-story writer, and TV host, whose best-selling
work focuses on language, identity, politics, and history. Born in Mexico in 1961
into a Jewish family with roots in Eastern Europe, he was raised in a multilingual
environment. He is best known for his research on English, Spanish, Yiddish, Ladino,
and, in particular, Spanglish.
events take place in the Tanger Auditorium at Brooklyn College Library.
12:50-2:05 PM - Prof. Ilan Stavans on "Linguistic Diversity:
A Socio-linguistic Perspective"
4-5:45 PM - Prof. Ilan Stavans looks at
the nature of cultural diversity, its benefits and its dangers for cultural minorities
in "What Melting Pot? Multi-culturalism and American Jews: Oy, Are We a Pluribus?"
11 AM to 12 Noon - Modern Languages Prof. William Childers and Prof.
Ilan Stavans discuss contemporary American Spanglish, Don Quixote, and Spanish
in "Tweeting at Windmills: Cervantes and Don Quixote in the 21st Century"
12:30 to 2 PM - A session on "Using Jewish Languages: Women and
Other Jews" with Prof. Zelda Kahan Newman of Lehman College ("Hasidic
Yiddish and What We Can Learn From It"), Prof. Alana Fader of Fordham University)
("Bi-lingualism among Bobover Hasidic Girls"), and Prof. Jane Mushabac
of New York City Technical College ("A Turkish Jew's Tale: 'Pasha'")
Symposium on Haitian Creole Language and Culture
Bronx Community College,
2155 University Avenue, Bronx, NY 10453
October 26, 2013
9 am to 4 pm
Rights of Haitian Creole Speakers: Perspectives and Challenges for the 21st Century
include noted sociolinguists Michel DeGraff, MITand Arthur Spears, CUNY Graduate
Center, among others.
& Cultural Activities for Children
Bazaar of Books, Arts & Crafts
Performances by Kongo and La Troupe Makandal
register at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Certificate of participation will be awarded
to all attendees.
The Syntax Supper
Series sponsored by the Linguistics Program at the CUNY Graduate Center presents
Jonathan Nissenbaum (topic TBA):
October 22, 2013
34 St and 5th Ave, Manhattan
YIVO Institute at the Center for Jewish History presents Isabelle Barriere (Brooklyn
College) and Sarah Bunin Benor (Hebrew Union College) who will speak on: Creating
Identity: Yiddish Across a Spectrum of Jewish Communities Today
October 14, 2013
7 pm Receptions will precede and follow the lecture. The first
reception will begin at 5:30pm.
15 West 16th Street - NYC
but RSVP required: yivo.org/reservations or 212 294 6140
there are approximately half a million Yiddish speakers in the United States.
But what role does it play in speakers' lives? How is Yiddish used by Jewish communities
today? Isabelle Barrière and Sarah Bunin Benor will discuss the ways in
which Hasidim, Modern Orthodox, and liberal Jews use Yiddish both to create a
common identity and to establish difference between themselves, non-Jewish society
and other Jewish communities.
Institute of Brooklyn College presents a faculty panel discussion with Professors
Bayoumi, Patkowski, Perez Rosario, and Viscusi: A Brief Wondrous Discussion of
Junot Diaz's The Brief and Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao: Language, Fukú,
and the Dominican Diaspora.
October 1, 2013
12:30 to 2:00 p.m. Reception to Follow.
4th floor in SUBO
is a specialist in post-colonial literature and literary theory whose interests
encompass literature, music, history, architecture, and politics; Mark Patkowski
is director of the Linguistics Program specializes in applied linguistics and
second language acquisition; Vanessa Perez Rosario teaches in the Puerto Rican
and Latino Studies department. Her areas of
interest include Latino/as and
education, bilingualism, U.S. Latino literature, and Caribbean literature; Robert
Viscusi is executive officer of the Wolfe Institute for the Humanities and president
of the Italian American Writers Association; he has published critical studies
as well as novels and poetry.
Endangered Language Alliance presents Unheard Of! - live readings of poetry and
oral literature both traditional and modern by native speakers with simultaneous
projections of texts and translations.
them on Sept 29th from 1:00-3:00 pm at Bowery Poetry for the first installment
featuring poetry and stories from five local languages of Indonesia as presented
by native speakers:
Ngaju Dayak (Kalimantan)
Tontemboan (North Sulawesi)
Aceh (North Sumatra)
Bugis (South Sulawesi)
($10) now at:
Linguistic Association of Canada and the United States (LACUS) is holding its
annual conference (LACUS 40) at Brooklyn College this summer.
than 50 papers will be presented, including the following:
Berezowski (Invited Speaker)
Professor of English, Wroclaw University, Poland.
How to View Things with the Indefinite Article
Kardela (Invited Speaker)
Professor of Linguistics, Maria Curie-Skodowska University,
Topic: Karl Bühler's Semiotic Legacy: Viewpoint in
Robert Vago (Keynote Speaker)
of the Department of Linguistics and Communication Disorders,
of the City University of New York, Queens, New York, U.S.A.
Optimality Theory: A Case Study of Hungarian Inflections
Local Host and Program Committee Chair is Brooklyn College Linguistics Professor
Renison Gonsalves, who also organized a panel on How to Build an Undergraduate
Program in Linguistics. The panel participants include BC Linguistics Profs.
Barriere, Nissenbaum, and Patkowski, as well as two students, Stacey DeAraujo
and James Green, both Officers of the BC Linguistics Club.
full schedule of events is available online at http://lacus.weebly.com/uploads/3/4/7/6/3476612/schedule_worksheet_2013_06-23.1.pdf
Hunter Undergraduate Linguistics Association (HULA) presents the Third Annual
Hunter Undergraduate Linguistics and Language Studies Conference (HULLS 3)
- 5:00 pm on May 4, 2013
Hunter College, West Building, 3rd fl
and Lexington Ave.
speakers from all over the country will share their original research in linguistics:
topics range from Pitch and the Perception of Sexual Orientation to Where Have
All the Fronted Fathers Gone? Investigating Eastern New England Dialect Changes
in Central Maine.
Registration is free! To cover catered breakfast, coffee,
lunch, and snacks we suggest a $5.00 donation from students, and $10.00 from all
The New York State Association
for Bilingual Education (NYSABE), in collaboration with The City College of New
on April 8, 2013
The City College of New York
NAC Building, Room 4/220 B
A Book Panel for "Bilingual
Community Education and Multilingualism:Beyond Heritage Languages in a Global
City"(Multilingual Matters, 2012), featuring Co-Editors Zeena Zakharia (UMass,
Boston) and Bahar Otcu (Mercy College). This event will highlight diverse language
and community programs that foster multilingualism across NYC outside of traditional
school structures. Participation is free and open to all.
CUNY Graduate Center presents a conference on "Perception, motor control,
and learning: Theory and experiment in bird song."
am to 4:00 pm on Friday, 15 February 2012
Science Center (Room 4102)
Fifth Ave at 34th St.
How do we make
sense of complex, dynamic signals? How do we generate intricate sequences of motor
actions? How do our innate abilities and learning combine in shaping the answers
to these questions? Progress on these broad issues about how the brain works requires
accessible, concrete examples, instances of the general problem where we can pass
from general theoretical ideas to system-specific predictions, and confront these
predictions with quantitative experiments. In the last decade, there has been
an increasing appreciation that song birds provide one such accessible example.
In this symposium, we will hear from three pairs of theory/experiment collaborators
who have taken different approaches to this system, and have made surprising progress
on questions that reach across orders of magnitude in time, from milliseconds
(in the mechanics of song production) to seconds (in the syntax of song) to weeks
available from email@example.com.
Urban Education program at the CUNY Graduate Center presents internationally renowned
sociolinguist Bernard Spolsky on "Migration and language management: The
on Tuesday 5 February
CUNY Graduate Center, Room 8402
365 Fifth Ave at 34th
The CUNY Psycholinguistics supper
meeting presents Ann Senghas (Psychology Dept, Barnard College of Columbia) on
"Language acquisition as selection in the emergence of Nicaraguan Sign Language."
6:30 to 8:00 pm on Tuesday 12 December
CUNY Graduate Center,
Rm 7102 (7th Floor),
365 Fifth Ave at 34th St.
do new linguistic elements emerge? How are they changed from the prelinguistic
raw materials of their origin? To document the earliest stages of language emergence,
we consider the case of Nicaraguan Sign Language (NSL). Because NSL arose only
30 years ago, members of different age cohorts today represent a living "fossil
record" of the language. I will present examples from a few current studies
in progress, including spatial grammar, indexing, and nonmanual gestures. As gestures
were coordinated to serve communication needs, linguistic forms and functions
were being reshaped, from the time they arose. The patterns of emergence suggest
that the emergence of language structure is not a cumulative process, but rather
entails proliferation, selection, and reanalysis of forms. Over generations, language
is shaped by the process of acquisition. This process is unidirectional and yields
increasing complexity over iterations.
COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY LIBRARY presents "Book Talk: Bilingual Community Education
and Multilingualism: beyond Heritage Languages in a Global City" (Eds., O.
Garcia, Z. Zakharia, & B. Otcu).
306 Russell Hall
West 120th Street and Broadway
Tuesday 4 December 2012
describes the educational contexts of various linguistic communities in NYC, including
speakers of Arabic, Bengali, Farsi, French, Greek, Haitian Creole, Hebrew, Hindi,Japanese
, Korean, Mandarin Chinese, Native Mexican Languages, Punjabi, Russian, Spanish,
Sub-Saharan African languages, Urdu, and Yiddish. Authors will give presentations,
including our own Professor Isabelle Barriere and her doctoral student Marie-Michelle
Monereau who will be discussing " Trilingualism of the Haitian Diaspora in
NYC: Current and Future Challenges".
more information about the book, see: http://channelviewpublications.wordpress.com/2012/09/12/bilingual-community-education-and-multilingualism/
INTERNATIONAL LINGUISTIC ASSOCIATION (ILA) presents Ana Celia Zentella from UC
San Diego on: "Patrolling Languages and Identities on the US-Mexico Border."
11:00-12:00 on Saturday, October
John Jay College of Criminal Justice, Room: L2.82
524 West 59th
Street (between 10th and 11th Avenues)
New York, NY 10019
their envied bilingual and bicultural capital, college students who have spent
years living and studying in both San Diego and Tijuana (transfronterizos), struggle
with conflicting constructions of language and identity that are the result of
rigid national and language borders. In particular, intra-sentential code switching,
or Spanglish, is frowned upon, because that way of speaking is identified with
el hablar mocho de los pochos ['chopped up Mexican American speech']. Transfronterizo
attempts to distinguish themselves from monolinguals on both sides of the border
suggest the creation of a "Migra Bilingüe", or language border
patrollers, akin to the federal agents who track the undocumented. The hierarchy
of authenticity that results among Mexicano-Americanos in an era of heightened
English-only fervor parallels the Boricua-Nuyorican pattern in several significant
THE RESEARCH INSTITUTE FOR
THE STUDY OF LANGUAGE IN URBAN SOCIETY (RISLUS) presents its 2012 Research Forum
May 11, 9:30am-5pm, rooms C201/C202 on the Concourse Level
The Graduate Center,
34th Street and 5th Avenue
include: Class, Education, English Skills and Spanish Confidence as Predictors
of Borrowing Among Latin American Immigrants in New York by Rachel Varra and
Building Bridges to Academic Success for Emergent Bilinguals by Elaine
The full program is available
on the RISLUS website: http://rislus.gc.cuny.edu/rislus_events/
GC LINGUISTICS COLLOQUIUM presents Jennifer Smith on: "'I ø na like
the fairies': Community grammars and the acquisition of negation in a Scottish
Thursday, March 29th,
4:15pm-6pm, Room 6417
The Graduate Center, 34th Street and 5th Avenue
over the past two decades in sociolinguistics has demonstrated that complex patterns
of variation evident in adult speech are acquired by children from the very earliest
stages of language development. In this paper, we analyze negation in 29 preschool
children (aged 2;10-4;2) in interaction with their primary caregivers in a rural
community in north east Scotland, as in:
1a. I don't want want to read that
1b. I do na like that story
1c. I ø na want to go to bed when
I'm having my story (Lois aged 3;2)
and 1b demonstrate a classic alternation between standard and local form. 1c on
the other hand, looks like a form arising from the developmental stages in the
acquisition of negation. Analysis of over 1200 contexts in the caregiver/child
data reveal the following patterns. First, the children have high rates of (1a),
a form almost absent in the adult data. We explain these results in the context
of stigmatised forms in caregiverese. Second, the children have much lower rates
of do absence (1c) when compared to adult norms. However, despite these differences
in rates of use, the categorical constraints on 3rd person singular found in the
adult data are mirrored in the child data: the children never have do absence
in this context. In contrast, the fully variable contexts show no statistically
significant effects in the child data, suggesting that these patterns of use have
yet to be acquired.
We appeal to
both universal grammar and more usage-based accounts to interpret these results
and discuss the ramifications of these findings for theories of language acquisition
in the context of variable community grammars.
and cheese reception to follow lecture.
CUNY GRADUATE CENTER'S SPEECH, LANGUAGE AND HEARING SCIENCES DEPARTMENT PRESENTS
STUDENT RESEARCH DAY
will be posters by undergraduate students working on different projects, from
various CUNY and other NY colleges.
guest speaker is Professor Barriere, who will be giving a presentation on "Language
Acquisition in a Diverse World: Progress and Challenges"; the paper will
focus on the intersection of morphology and syntax.
March 23rd 11.30-3pm, room 4201, (snacks served)
The Graduate Center, 34th
Street and 5th Avenue
"WORKSHOP ON MEANING: LANGUAGE AND SOCIO-CULTURAL PROCESSES" SERIES
AT COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY
Linguistics Analysis of Charismatic Speech:Cross-Cultural and Political Perspectives"
by Julia Hirschberg, Professor, Computer Science Department, Columbia University.
February 28, 2012
12:15 - 2:15 p.m.
Columbia University, International
Affairs Building - Room 801
420 West 118th Street, New York, NY
with Carmen Morillo at firstname.lastname@example.org
(light refreshments will be served)
view a Powerpoint of an earlier stage of this research, visit: http://www.cs.columbia.edu/~julia/research_talks.htm
and click on "Charisma in English and Arabic Political Speech", 2007
By: ISERP, Columbia Linguistics Society, and Columbia Center for Computational
BOWERY POETRY CLUB
"Speak for Yourself: An Endangered Language Alliance Party" (Music,
Dance, Poetry, Food, Drink)
February 11th at 6pm
308 Bowery (bet. Bleecker and Houston)
NY, NY 10012
(entrance on a sliding scale)
of poet, professor, and field linguist have combined forces in the heart of New
York City to document, support, and protect one of the most precious stores of
cultural, scientific, and creative human knowledge: living languages. The Endangered
Language Alliance (ELA, pronounced ay-la) is a new organization whose goal is
"is to further the documentation, description, maintenance, and revitalization
of threatened and endangered languages, and to educate the public about the causes
and consequences of language extinction." In a small office on West 18th
Street known as the Urban Fieldstation, endangered languages are being spoken,
recorded, and translated before they possibly recede further into the margins.
More about the Endangered Language Alliance at:
THE ILA SATURDAY LECTURE SERIES
Kate Menken, Queens College, on "Why Are We Losing Bilingual Education Programs
in New York City Schools?: Factors in School Administrators' Language Education
10th at 11:00 am
John Jay College of Criminal Justice
Department of English (7th Floor)
619 W 54th St, Manhattan
educational policies for emergent bilinguals in New York City schools have historically
favored the provision of bilingual education over other educational program models,
the past decade has borne witness to a dramatic loss of bilingual education programs
in city schools. The greatest loss has been to transitional bilingual programs,
which in the past had always been the predominant model for bilingual education
in city schools. This study examines the factors that determine language education
policies adopted by school principals, through qualitative research in New York
City schools that have eliminated their bilingual education programs in recent
years and replaced them with English as a Second Language programs. Our findings
show how school administrators, and particularly principals, negotiate a wide
range of often competing demands to ultimately adopt English-only instruction
in their schools, even though most have little to no formal preparation in educating
emergent bilinguals. Unlike states like California and Arizona, which have explicit
anti-bilingual education language policies restricting the use of students' home
languages in instruction, restrictive policies in New York are primarily implicit;
that said, the data from New York shows how implicit policies are also powerful
agents in effecting language change.
BOOK CULTURE BOOKSTORE PRESENTS JOHN. L. LOCKE WHO WILL DISCUSS HIS NEW BOOK DUELS
AND DUETS: WHY MEN AND WOMEN TALK SO DIFFERENTLY
October 18th at 7 pm
The Book Culture bookstore on 2915 Broadway at 114th
Street, near Columbia University (take the #1 train to 116th St)
Why do men
and women talk so differently? And how do these differences interfere with communication
between the sexes? In search of an answer to these and other questions, John Locke
takes the reader on a fascinating journey, from human evolution through ancient
history to the present, revealing why men speak as they do when attempting to
impress or seduce women, and why women adopt a very different way of talking when
bonding with each other, or discussing rivals. When men talk to men, Locke argues,
they frequently engage in a type of 'dueling', locking verbal horns with their
rivals in a way that enables them to compete for the things they need, mainly
status and sex. By contrast, much of women's talk sounds more like a verbal 'duet',
a harmonious way of achieving their goals by sharing intimate thoughts and feelings
John L. Locke is Professor
of Linguistics in the Department of Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences at Lehman
College and Professor of Language Science at the CUNY Graduate Center.
HUNTER COLLEGE LINGUISTICS CLUB PRESENTS THE FIRST ANNUAL HUNTER UNDERGRADUATE
LINGUISTICS AND LANGUAGE STUDIES CONFERENCE (HULLS)
May 7, 2011, 9:30 am to 5:15 pm
8th Floor Faculty Dining Room, West Building
Hunter College, 68th Street and Lexington