Northeastern Illinois University

Linguistics Department


Main Linguistics Office
3050 Lech Walesa Hall
3601 Bryn Mawr Ave
Chicago, Illinois 60625
Phone: 773-442-5871



Linguistics Colloquium Series

Past Colloquia

April 4, 2012
"Why he do that? The Acquisition of Subject Auxiliary Inversion by Korean-English Bilingual Children"
Dr. Sunny Park-Johnson

November 7, 2011
"Typology and the Origin of Language"
Dr. Lewis Gebhardt, Department of Linguistics, NEIU

March 11, 2009
"Why Dude Abides."
Scott F. Kiesling, Ph.D., Associate Professor & Department Chair, Department of Linguistics, University of Pittsburgh.

December 1, 2008
"The Ph.D.: From Search to First Semester."
Dustin DeFelice, NEIU Alum and Ph.D. Student, University of South Florida, Tampa

November 6, 2008
"Mexican Heritage English: Language Variation in Chicago."
Kenneth Konopka, NEIU Alum and Ph.D. Candidate, Linguistics Department, Northwestern University

October 15, 2008
"The structure of sentence fragments: Evidence from split questions."
Dr. Karlos Arregi, University of Chicago.

September 5, 2008
"...The Goal Is to Learn It [English], Not Just To Have the Program...": How Spanish-Speaking Migrants Produce Identities and Language Ideologies through the Consumption of Ingl├ęs Sin Barreras (English Without Barriers).
Dr. Char Ullman, University of Texas at El Paso.

September 17, 2007
"What the Public Can Learn from Linguists, and What Linguists Can Learn from the Public".
Nathan Bierma, Author of the Chicago Tribune's weekly "On Language" column and Communications and Research Coordinator, Calvin Institute of Christian Worship:

September 5, 2007
Dr. Marcia Farr, Professor of Education and English, The Ohio State University.
She has recently completed a long-term ethnographic study of language and culture among a transnational social network of Mexican families in Chicago and in their village-of-origin in Michoacan, Mexico: Rancheros in Chicagoacan: Language and Identity in a Transnational Community (University of Texas Press, 2006).

April 24, 2008
"What are Discourse Markers?"
Dr. Bruce Fraser, Professor of Linguistics and Education, Boston University:

March 5, 2008
Dr. Jason Merchant, Associate Professor, Department of Linguistics, University of Chicago

April 5, 2007
Erin McKean, Chief Consulting Editor, American Dictionaries for Oxford University Press, Editor of VERBATIM: The Language Quarterly and Author of several language books.

November 6, 2006
"The Lexical Approach: A Case Study Of Theory-To-Practice Dilemmas In Second Language Teaching"
Dr. Sandra Silberstein, University of Washington

March 27, 2006
"Learning to Write through Others' Words: The Role in Textual Interactions in L2 Genre Learning"
Dr. Christine Tardy, DePaul University

October 5, 2005
"English in Costa Rica: A Case Study in Instrumental Bilingualism"
Dr. Rory Donnelly, Northeastern Illinois University

November 18, 2004
"On First Language Attrition and the Organization of Grammar"
Dr. Steven Gross, East Tennessee State University

April 15, 2004
"National Handwriting Day"
Dr. Dennis Baron, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

March 4, 2004
"Parlez-vous franglais? Addressing French Consumers with Code-Mixed Discourses and Global Imagery"
Dr. Elizabeth Martin, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

January 26, 2004
"The Fundamental Similarity Hypothesis: Child L1A and Adult SLA"
Dr. Bill VanPatten, University of Illinois at Chicago

March 31, 2003
"Sociolinguistic Dimensions of Europeanness and Euro-English"
Dr. Margie Berns, Purdue University

January 23, 2003
"Why Do Language Ideologies Matter to Linguists and Anthropologists?"
Dr. Susan Gal, University of Chicago

November 4, 2002
"Interactional Competence"
Dr. Richard Young, University of Wisconsin at Madison

September 18, 2002
"Intralexical Codeswitching: A Test for the Nominal Status of the Infinitive in Kirundi, French and English"
Dr. Jeanine Ntihirageza, Northeastern Illinois University