Department Ceremony: June 17, 2018
University Ceremony: June 18, 2018
LTS Summer Ceremony: August 18, 2018
University Ceremony information here
The first step to graduating with your Linguistics Degree is to apply for your degree. See chart below for deadline dates.
Degree Application Deadlines
Masters /Doctoral Degree
|Fall 2017||October 27, 2017||October 6, 2017|
|Winter 2018||February 4, 2018||January 19, 2018|
|Spring 2018||April 29, 2018||April 13, 2018|
|Summer 2017||July 23, 2017||July 7, 2017|
Department Commencement Participation
The Linguistics Department faculty and staff invite graduates (Fall 2017 – Summer 2018) and their guests to attend the department’s graduation ceremony and reception at the 156 Straub Hall, Saturday, June 17 at 4pm.
Graduates will line up 15 minutes prior to the start of the ceremony. Be sure to complete the department registration form if you plan to walk in the ceremony; click the link at the bottom of this page.
The ceremony will be approximately 30-45 minutes long and a reception with refreshments will follow. Regalia is not required but encouraged.
Rent or purchase regalia through the UO Duck Store. If you have additional questions, contact the UO Duck Store at 346-4331 or go to the DuckStore website http://www.uoduckstore.com/GRAD.
Contact Anna Hults, firstname.lastname@example.org if any of your guests need special accommodations, or you have any other questions.
Congratulations Linguistics Graduates!
We are really happy to host the Second Annual Meeting of the NorthWest Phonetics & Phonology Conference (NoWPhon). NoWPhon is intended to be a gathering that encourages and provides a supportive environment for student presentations and fosters connections among faculty and students across the region.
August 24, 2013. “Shared orthographic patterns in the Curzon and Vratsa gospels”, presented paper at XVth International Congress of Slavists, in Minsk, Belarus.
August 23, 2013. “Electronic collation of medieval Slavic and Greek calendars of saints: Identifying calendar traditions and families”, presented paper at XVth International Congress of Slavists, in Minsk, Belarus .
2013. Kapatsinski, Vsevolod and Cynthia M. Vakareliyska, “[N[N]] compounds in Russian: A growing family of constructions,” Constructions and Frames 5(1): 69–87 (2013).
2013. “Shared orthographic patterns in the Curzon and Vratsa Gospels,” in: Michael S. Flier & Christina E. Bethin (eds.), American Contributions to the 15th International Congress of Slavists, Bloomington, IN: Slavica 45-62 (2013).
Oct. 11 Edward Vajda, Western Washington University
Handouts: Vajda – VestigialDYmorphology
Vajda 2010 Ket Shamanism Shaman
Vajda Yeniseian Derivation
Oct. 18 Eric Pederson, University of Oregon
Presentation: Pederson Power Point Presentation
Oct. 25 Melissa Redford, University of Oregon
Nov. 1 Volya Kapatsinski, University of Oregon
Paper: Kapasinski article
Nov. 8 Melissa Baese-Berk, University of Oregon
Nov. 15 Lise Menn, University of Colorado
Handout: Menn Handout
Nov. 22 Eric Pakulak, Brain Development Lab, University of Oregon
Nov. 29 No Colloquium
Dec. 6 Cancelled–Mokaya Bosire , University of Oregon
Jan. 17 Julie Sykes, Center for Applied Second Language Studies, University of Oregon
Jan. 24 Mokaya Bosire, University of Oregon
Paper: Bosire Paper
Jan. 31 Spike Gildea, University of Oregon
Feb. 7 No colloquium this week
Feb. 14 Janne Underriner, Judith Fernandes, Robert Elliot; Joana Jansen, Jerome Viles; Northwest Indian Languages Institute, University of Oregon. Abstract: NILI
Feb. 21 Eric Vatikiotis-Bateson, University of British Columbia
Feb. 28 Linda Konnerth, Dissertation Defense, University of Oregon
Mar. 7 Roberto Zariquiey of Pontifical Catholic University of Peru and University of California at Berkeley
Mar. 20 Carmen Llamas and Dom Watt, University of York
Apr. 9 Maurizio Generre, University of Naples
Apr. 18 Yasuhiro Shirai, University of Pittsburgh
Apr. 25 Walt Wolfram, North Carolina State University
May 2 Doris Payne, University of Oregon
May 9 Tyler Kendall, University of Oregon
May 16 Joana Jansen, Northwest Indian Languages Institute, University of Oregon
Handout: Jansen Handout
May 23 Hugh J. Paterson III, SIL International and University of North Dakota
Handout: Paterson Handout
May 30 Cancelled — Russ Tomlin, University of Oregon
Jun. 6 Russ Tomlin, University of Oregon
Jun. 9 Joaquin Romero Gallego, Universitat Rovira i Virgili
March 8, 2013. Book Published. Speech Rate, Pause and Sociolinguistics Variation: Studies in Corpus Sociophonetics, March 2013, Palgrave Macmillan. Link to book http://www.palgrave.com/products/title.aspx?pid=400704
2013. Kapatsinski, V., & C. Vakareliyska. 2013. [N[N]] compounds in Russian: A growing family of constructions. Constructions & Frames, 5(1), 73-91.
2013. Stave, M., A. Smolek, & V. Kapatsinski. 2013. Inductive bias against stem changes as perseveration: Experimental evidence for an articulatory approach to output-output faithfulness. Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society, 35, 3454-59.
2013. Kapatsinski, V. 2013. Conspiring to mean: Experimental and computational evidence for a usage-based harmonic approach to morphonology. Language, 89(1), 110-48. Link to paper http://muse.jhu.edu/journals/language/v089/89.1.kapatsinski.pdf
2013. Kapatsinski, V. 2013. Biases in learning morphophonology and their implications for language change. Keynote address. 11th Graduate Colloquium on Slavic Linguistics, Columbus, OH, October 12.
2013. Kapatsinski, V. 2013. Sound change and hierarchical inference: Clarifying predictions of usage-based theory. Poster presented at Quantitative Investigations in Theoretical Linguistics, Leuven, Belgium, September 12-14.
2013. Kapatsinski, V. 2013. Morphological schema induction by means of conditional inference trees. Paper presented at the 19th International Congress of Linguists (Workshop on Theoretical and Computational Morphology), Geneva, Switzerland, July 22-27.
2013. Kapatsinski., V., M. Stave, & A. Smolek. 2013. Judgment and production data in morphophonology: Converging sources of evidence. Paper presented at Quantitative Investigations in Theoretical Linguistics, Leuven, Belgium, September 12-14.
2013. Verb agreement suffixes in Mizo-Kuki-Chin. In: G. Hyslop, S. Morey and M. Post, eds., Northeast Indian Linguistics V, 138-150. Delhi: Cambridge University Press.
2013. The history of postverbal agreement in Kuki-Chin. Journal of the Southeast Asian Linguistics Society 6:1-17.
2012. Still mirative after all these years. Linguistic Typology 16.3: 529-564.
2013. Second person verb forms in Tibeto-Burman. Invited keynote addresss, 46th International Conference on Sino-Tibetan Languages and Linguistics, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire.
2013. Morphological Comparisons Within the “North-East India” Branch of Tibeto-Burman. 19th Himalayan Languages Symposium, Australian National University, Canberra.
2013. Argument indexation (verb agreement) in Kuki-Chin. 46th International Conference on Sino-Tibetan Languages and Linguistics, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire
December 2012. In Northeast India he gave a series of lectures on Functional Syntax and fieldwork at Gauhati University in Guwahati, Assam, and on Tibeto-Burman linguistics in Manipur University in Imphal, Manipur. He also visited several tribal communities in Manipur where he collected preliminary data on several “Old Kuki” languages, and consulted with community leaders and language activists about plans for community-based language maintenance and development programs.
November 11-12, 2013. Diachronic typology: Types of motivation for creating typological categories, and the relationship between motivation and mechanisms of change.Invited talk, /Seminario de Complejidad sintáctica/, Universidad de Sonora, Hermosillo, Mexico.
October 24-26, 2013. Cáceres, Natalia & Spike Gildea.2013. La construcción imperfectiva del ye’kwana (caribe). Sexto Congreso de Idiomas Indígenas de Latinoamérica (CILLA), University of Texas Austin.
October 3-4, 2013. Gildea, Spike. 2013. Diachronic Alignment Typology: Explaining split ergativity as the outcome(s) of the motivated evolution of grammar.Plenary Talk, /Language Sciences in the 21st Century: The interdisciplinary challenge/.University of Cambridge.
August 15-18, 2013. Motivated versus unmotivated pathways in the evolution of main clause alignment patterns./10^th Conference of the Association for Linguistic Typology/, University of Leipzig, Leipzig, Germany.
April 26-28, 2013. Historical changes in part of speech categories. Keynote address, Workshop on Amerindian Languages (WAIL), University of California, Santa Barbara.
April 12-13, 2013. Reflexive causative passive in English and Cariban. Keynote address, Symposium About Language and Society-Austin (SALSA), University of Texas at Austin.
March 4-22, 2013. Métodos para la reconstrucción de sintaxis. Centro de Investigaciones y Estudios Superiores en Antropología Social Surestes (CIESAS Sureste), Can Cristóbal de las Casas, Mexico. A 20-hour course introducing the principles and methods of reconstruction of syntax, followed by a 20-hour workshop designed to guide students through the process of proposing analyses of grammatical change in the languages (or language families) in which they specialize. This course was especially gratifying because all the students are speakers (most natively) of the languages they are studying.