GC Ling. Colloquium: Andrew Rosenberg, 3/7, Prosody of Vocal Attractiveness

Andrew Rosenberg  (Google)
Prosody of Vocal Attractiveness

A speaker’s voice impacts listeners’ perceptions of its owner, leading to inference of gender, age, personality, and even height and weight. In this chapter we describe research into the qualities of speech that are deemed “attractive” by a listener. There are a number of ways that a person can be found attractive. This talk will review research into what makes speakers attractive in the political and business domains, and what vocal properties lead to perceptions of trust. I will then describe research into “likeability” and romantic attraction. While the lexical content of a speaker’s speech is important to their attractiveness, I’ll focus this survey on prosodic qualities, those acoustic properties that describe “how” the words are said rather than “what” the words are. I will also summarize work that has investigated attraction dynamics in two-party conversations.

Thursday, March 7th, 2019, 4:15pm – 6pm, room 6417
Graduate Center, 365 Fifth Ave
All are welcome!
Refreshments to follow in room 7400

Deadline Tomorrow! Submit to undergrad conference at MULS (in Minnesota)

Title: Minnesota Undergraduate Linguistics Symposium 2019
Short Title: MULS
Date: 13-Apr-2019 – 13-Apr-2019
Location: Minneapolis, MN, USA
Contact Person: Katherine Redetzke
Meeting Email: muls@umn.edu
Web Site: http://z.umn.edu/muls

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics
Call Deadline: 22-Feb-2019
Meeting Description:
The Minnesota Undergraduate Linguistics Symposium (MULS) is dedicated to promoting the study of linguistics by undergraduates in Minnesota and surrounding states by sharing exemplary undergraduate research and fostering a dialogue between students of linguistics and other language-related topics across various institutions.

2nd Call for Papers: The deadline for submission is February 22 at 11:59pm CT.

We are pleased to accept papers for the sixth annual Minnesota Undergraduate Linguistics Symposium (MULS), which will be held on April 13, 2019 on the University of Minnesota Twin Cities campus in Minneapolis, MN.

The event will consist of both oral and poster presentations. Oral presentations will be 15 minutes with 5 minutes for questions afterwards. Poster presentations will occur simultaneously during the afternoon poster session.

If you are interested in participating in MULS, please prepare an abstract following these general guidelines:

500 words, minimum 11 point font, Times New Roman, single spaced, with a second page for graphs, figures and references. Examples should be interspersed in the text.

The deadline for submission is February 22 at 11:59pm CT.

For abstract submission visit: https://sites.google.com/umn.edu/muls2019/submit-an-abstract

If you are interested in learning more about MULS, please email us at muls@umn.edu

MA Program in Linguistics at Syracuse

Institution/Organization: Syracuse University
Department: Languages, Literatures & Linguistics
Web Address: http://lll.syr.edu/linguistics/graduate.html
Level: MA / MSc
Duties: Teaching
Specialty Areas: Anthropological Linguistics; Applied Linguistics; Clinical Linguistics; Discipline of Linguistics; General Linguistics; Language Acquisition; Language Documentation; Linguistic Theories

Teaching Assistantships are still available in TESOL/TLOTE, Linguistics, Spanish, French, Chinese, and Japanese for the support of Master of Arts students beginning study in Fall 2019 in the Linguistic Studies Program at Syracuse University. Language Teaching Assistants must have native-like command of the language they teach. Outstanding applicants who are not chosen for a Teaching Assistantship may instead be eligible to receive tuition credits toward the completion of their coursework.

The Linguistic Studies Program at Syracuse University offers a US Master of
Arts degree in any one of six concentrations: TESOL/TLOTE; Linguistic Theory;
Logic and Language; Information Representation and Retrieval; Language,
Culture, and Society; and Language Acquisition. The time of study is one and a
half to two years.

Admission to the Program is continuous; students are able to begin in Fall, Spring, or Summer semesters. Note, however, that it is preferable to begin in the Fall semester, given that courses which serve as prerequisites for Spring courses are typically offered in the Fall term.

Consult the Syracuse University Department of Languages, Literatures & Linguistics Graduate Study website at http://lll.syr.edu/graduate.html for further details. An application for admission to study in the MA Program is accessible here: http://lll.syr.edu/linguistics/faq.html. Please direct further questions to the Program’s general graduate advisor, Dr. Amanda Brown at abrown08@syr.edu. Note: these are not free-standing teaching positions but are, rather, awards to support students in a graduate program of study.

Application Deadline: 16-Jul-2019
Web Address for Applicationshttp://www.syracuse.edu/admissions/graduate/apply/?_ga=2.35290081.1713833411.1550338977-1376883759.1550338977

Contact Information:
Dr Amanda Brown

3rd Canadian Linguistics Undergraduate Symposium

On behalf of the Concordia and McGill Linguistics student association, we would like to invite your students to our 3rd annual Canadian Linguistics Annual Undergraduate Symposium (CLAUSE) that will be taking place on Saturday, March 16, 2019, at Concordia University in Montreal, Québec.

The Concordia Linguistics Student Association (LSA), in conjunction with The Society of Linguistics Undergraduates of McGill (SLUM), are happy to present the third Canadian Linguistics Annual Undergraduate Symposium (CLAUSE̥) to be hosted at Concordia University. The mandate of CLAUSE̥ is to provide a venue for linguistic undergraduates to showcase their original research, and to foster academic dialogue and networks between undergraduates from different schools. Finally, CLAUSE̥ aims to encourage undergraduate linguists to pursue original research while building a research and presentation portfolio. CLAUSE̥ is open to the presentation of any topic pertinent to the study of linguistics.

Submit your best original research before February 22nd! All we need is a short abstract (suggested 500 words). Tell us what you’re working on currently, or a recent project you’re proud of.

You can submit your work at: https://linguistlist.org/easyabs/clause2019

If you have any questions, comments, or suggestions for CLAUSE̥, please reach out toclausesubmissions2019@gmail.com.

You may also find us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/clausemtl/

Ekaterini Tsoraidis
VP External

 Concordia Linguistics Student Association
1455 Boulevard de Maisonneuve West
Fourth floor, room 400.01
Montréal, QC H3G 1M8

HULLS 9 (at Hunter College) Call for Abstracts!

Hello everyone,

We hope you’re all enjoying your semester so far!

We’re very proud to announce that our Linguistics Conference, HULLS, will be happening on Friday, May 3rd and Saturday, May 4th! More details to come!

That being said, we are now accepting submissions for this year’s HULLS conference and details regarding how to do so can be found below!

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS: The Ninth Annual Hunter Linguistics and Language Studies Conference (HULLS)!

HULLS 9 is set to take place on May 3rd and 4th, 2019. For HULLS, The Hunter College Linguistics Association welcomes abstracts of original research from all areas of linguistics and language studies. Submissions will be accepted from undergraduate students currently enrolled in a degree-granting institution or recent graduates. Talks will be allotted 10-15 minutes with a 5-minute question/discussion period.

 Abstracts are limited to 350 words. An abstract should clearly present a thesis, a clear description of the topic, methods, and conclusions. For any questions regarding abstracts, please email us at hc.linguisticsclub@gmail.com.

Abstracts should be sent to hc.linguisticsclub@gmail.com by midnight on Friday, March 15th. The abstract should be sent as both text in the body of the email as well as a .pdf attachment. The attached file should not contain the name(s) of the author(s). In addition, the following information should be included in the body of the message:

– Paper title

– Author(s)

– Affiliation

– Email address of each author

If you are a linguistics or language educator, please be sure to tell your students about HULLS!

We look forward to reading your submissions!

Fatima Tariq, President
Lameece Mustafa, Vice President
Kimberly Martinez, Treasurer
Chloe Pecorino, Secretary