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LSURC 2018

Thank you everyone for attending LSURC 2018! Here are our award winners:

Best Oral Presentation Award:

  • Lydia Rhi: Perception Study of Strong and Weak Imperatives in English
  • Dimitri Prica: “No” she said, nodding: Is there a multimodal advantage in cognitive control tasks?

Best Poster Presentation Award:

  • Erin Stadnyk: The Role of Co-verbal Facial Gestures in Speech Segmentation and the Acqusition of Word Order

LSURC 2018’s Plenary Session:

  • Dr. Molly Babel (Dept. of Linguistics)
  • Dr. Muhammad Abdul-Mageed (School of Library, Archival and Information Studies)
  • Dr. Neda Todorovic (Dept. of Linguistics)

The theme for our invited speakers for 2018 was Language as an insight into human nature: 

The studies of language span diverse fields but are united by the common theme that human language provides unique insight into how we come to understand human nature. Language is cognitive and cultural, internal and external, personal and social; the diversity of approaches taken in studying language enriches our understanding of who we are. How can the perspective of your field enrich our understanding of language, as a uniquely human phenomenon?


Schedule

Program Schedule:  LSURC 2018 Program Schedule (PDF)

Conference Program + Abstracts:  LSURC 2018 Conference Program (PDF)

Conference Dinner Details/Directions: LSURC 2018 Conference Dinner (PDF)

General schedule:

Day 1: Friday, January 19

  • 4:30pm – : Coffee & Registration
  • 5:00 – 6:45pm: Conference presentations
  • 6:45 – 7:30pm: Reception

Day 2: Saturday, January 20

  • 10:00am – : Coffee & Registration
  • 10:30am – 12:30pm: Conference presentations
  • 12:30 – 2:00pm: LUNCH
  • 2:00 – 3:30pm: Poster session
  • 3:30 – 4:30pm: Conference presentations
  • 4:30 – 5:15pm: Reception & Awards Presentation
  • 6:00pm – 7:30pm: Conference Group Dinner (held at a separate on-campus location)

Invited Speakers for Plenary Session:

  • Dr. Molly Babel (Dept. of Linguistics): Guess Who? The Language Familiarity Effect at UBC
  • Dr. Muhammad Abdul-Mageed (School of Library, Archival and Information Studies)Project Dialect: Deep Learning for Language Variation
  • Dr. Neda Todorovic (Dept. of Linguistics): How Do Languages Semantically Compensate for a Syntactic “loss”: The Case of Tense Phrase

The theme for our invited speakers for this year will be on Language as an insight into human nature: 

The studies of language span diverse fields but are united by the common theme that human language provides unique insight into how we come to understand human nature. Language is cognitive and cultural, internal and external, personal and social; the diversity of approaches taken in studying language enriches our understanding of who we are. How can the perspective of your field enrich our understanding of language, as a uniquely human phenomenon?




LSURC 2017’s Invited Speakers:

  • Dr. Bryan Gick (Dept. of Linguistics): Simulating Talking Bodies
  • Dr. Bonny Norton (Dept. of Language & Literacy Education): Digital Storytelling and Social Change in Classrooms and Communities
  • Dr. Janet Werker (Dept. of Psychology)Language Acquisition: First Steps in Infancy