Wednesday Workshops

We are thrilled to announce the roster of Wednesday Workshops available to all registered students at the Institute at no additional cost.

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Viral Video Challenge

Create a video about why you’re excited about the 2019 LSA Summer Institute! You may just be the winner of a free one-year membership to the LSA.

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Apply for poster sessions!

We are still accepting applications for poster sessions. The 2019 Institute will have three poster sessions on the following Sunday evenings.

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Raul Aranovich

University of California, Davis

Georgia Zellou

University of California, Davis

Institute Theme:
Linguistics in the Digital Era

The digital revolution has created new avenues for language use and novel modalities of communication. The ubiquity of technology mediates our linguistic and social interactions. The pervasive influence of technology on human development has the potential to impact the acquisition of language and change social behavior.

Technology generates new streams of data, but also offers new methods to gather and analyze data. These new approaches to testing linguistic theories include experimental research of language processing, modeling linguistic change, and more comprehensive ways to document endangered languages.

New generations of linguists will be expected to investigate these questions and incorporate methods, tools, and skills appropriate for the digital era into their scientific paradigm.

[Download the Institute poster here]