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Welcome to the Language Research Centre!

The Language Research Centre (LRC) is an interdisciplinary hub of language, teaching and research. The LRC features several research groups, speaker series and other engaging academic events, and provides classrooms, meeting and study space for students.



 Reports from the 2017-18 Speaker Series

Rüdiger Singer (University of Minnesota, Twin Cities)
"Private Eye Nick Knatterton; or, How the Germans Learned to Love the Speech Bubble"

Dr. Peter Siemund (University of Hamburg)
"From Multilingualism to Bilingualism: Singaporean Students' Language Repertoires and Attitudes"

Christina Yi (University of British Columbia)
"Colonizing language: Japanese-language Literature in Imperial Japan and Beyond"












Cercle Benveniste

Les rencontres du Cercle Benveniste sont un forum de discussion ouvert à toute personne s’intéressant à la linguistique où l’on échange et débat des questions relatives aux sciences du langage. Il s’agit, en quelque sorte, d’une école péripatéticienne où les participants peuvent – justement et à l’instar d’Émile Benveniste – se promener dans les différents recoins de la discipline et en interroger les zones d’ombre, les aprioris, les impasses ; bref, explorer différents aspects du langage, à la recherche de Problèmes de linguistique générale.



Graduate Forum / LRC Poster Symposium

The 2017-18 Speaker Series is now completed for the year. Please join us for the Graduate Forum / LRC Poster Symposium, where graduate students from the Languages, Literatures and Cultures, and Linguistics graduate programs will present their ongoing or completed research to students and faculty members at the University of Calgary. This year, the Graduate Forum will be presented in conjunction with the Language Research Centre (LRC) Poster Symposium featuring 9 poster presentations by graduate and undergraduate students in SLLLC.



Lectures were held on Fridays from 3:00 until 4:00 p.m. in the Language Research Centre (CHD 420), unless otherwise specified.

Thank you for another great year of talks! 


Friday, January 19                                       
CHD 420                         
Kim Potowski (University of Illinois at Chicago): Teaching Heritage Speakers: Pedagogical and Administrative Considerations
Friday, February 9     3:00pm CHD 420 Giuseppe Mazzotta (Yale University): Dante in North America

Friday, February 16 3:00pm CHD 420 Eyup Bacanli (University of Calgary): Non-Phonological Uses of Phonological Allomorphs in Turkic Languages
Friday, March 2 3:00pm CHD 420 Bonny Sands (Northern Arizona University): From Calgary to the Kalahari: An exploration of language diversity and endangerment
Friday, March 23 3:00pm CHD 420 Jamil Ragep (McGill University): Around the World in 800 Years: The Incredible Journey of Scientific Knowledge to and from Islamic Lands



Friday, January 26                                      
CHD 420                         
Anna Pletnyova and Mike Webster (University of Calgary): Using Learning Technologies to Enrich Language Teaching and Learning
Friday, February 2                                                           
3:00pm CHD 420 Angela George (University of Calgary): Introduction to Differentiated Instruction in Second Languages
Tuesday, February 13             
CHD 420
Anna Pletnyova and Mike Webster (University of Calgary): Using Learning Technologies to Enrich Language Teaching and Learning
Friday, March 9 3:00pm CHD 420 Gary Libben: Integrating Language Comprehension and Production in the Creation of Simple but Informative Experiments