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Ling UA Schedule

Fall Quarter 2014

All events on Thursday @ 5:30 pm in AP&M 4301 unless otherwise noted.

Week 1: General Body Meeting #1

This meeting will introduce the club

Week 2: Grad School Panel

This meeting will introduce the Linguistics Undergraduate Association (LingUA) to both new and old members. You'll meet this year's board, and we will discuss the fun events we have planned for fall! We'll also give you the opportunity to sign up for the Mentor Program and Reading Club.

Week 3: Reading Club

In these meetings we read some linguistics articles and then come together and discuss them. We have a discussion leader for each session who chooses what we will read ahead of time. Come to our first GBM to sign up for reading club!

Week 4 (TBA time): Movie Night/Hangout

Sometimes it's fun just to forget about school for a night! We'll choose a movie in advance -- it doesn't have to be linguistics-themed! -- and watch it together and just generally hang out.

Week 5: Reading Club

In these meetings we read some linguistics articles and then come together and discuss them. We have a discussion leader for each session who chooses what we will read ahead of time. Come to our first GBM to sign up for reading club!

Week 6: Mentor Meeting

By this time, class schedules for Winter Quarter will have come out. If you're an underclassmen or transfer student, you may have questions about what to take next, whether your class schedule will allow you extra time to do research, etc. We will pair up freshmen, sophomores, and transfers with juniors and seniors to act as mentors! Sign up for the Mentor Program at our first GBM.

Week 7 Friday, November 21, 5:30 pm: Speech-Language Pathology Career Panel

Back by popular demand! We will have SDSU Master's students come and do a Q and A about careers in Speech-Language Pathology.

Week 9: Linguistics Lab Tours

If you're thinking about getting involved in research during Winter Quarter, you'll definitely want to come to this event! We will have a "speed dating"-style event where faculty and grad students tell students about their research and students can tell them about what they might want to get involved in!

Week 10: Reading Club

In these meetings we read some linguistics articles and then come together and discuss them. We have a discussion leader for each session who chooses what we will read ahead of time. Come to our first GBM to sign up for reading club!

Spring Quarter 2014

All LingUA Events take place in AP&M 4301, unless otherwise noted.

Thursday, April 10th, 5:30pm: Research and Honors Project Seminar

If you’re thinking about doing an honors project next year, or any research in general, then you’ll definitely want to attend this event! We will be discussing how to apply for the honors program, its requirements, and how to find a professor to work with.

Thursday, April 17th, 5:30pm: Linguistics Reading Club

Have you recently read a fascinating linguistics article that you’ve been dying to share with other people? Now is your chance! We will be meeting informally to discuss interesting topics in linguistics. If you are interested in participating, please email me ASAP at wbushong@ucsd.edu, and we can discuss what to read as a group.

Thursday, April 24th, 5:30pm: Speech-Language Pathology Panel

We will be welcoming back SDSU graduate students in the Speech-Language Pathology (SLP) Master's program to talk about what speech-language pathology is, and how one can be prepared to enter a Master's program and pursue a career in SLP. We have panelists in the entire range of years in the program, so they will be able to provide insights into each step of the Master's program education.

Thursday, May 15th, 3:00pm: Class Previews 2014-2015

If you’re not graduating this year, you’re probably looking forward to taking more fun classes next school year! Professor Sadegholvad will talk about the Heritage Language Program, and we will also have Linguistics professors give a small introduction to the classes they will be teaching next year.

Thursday, May 22nd, 5:30pm: Student Research Presentations

Linguistics students who have been doing research as 199s, honors students, or volunteers will be giving 10-minute talks on their current project(s). If you are interested in presenting, please email me ASAP at wbushong@ucsd.edu.

Friday, June 6, 12:00 -1:30pm: Graduation Party

Come celebrate our linguistics soon-to-be graduates with us! All are welcome. There will be lots of food!

Winter Quarter 2014

All LingUA Events take place in AP&M 4301, unless otherwise noted.

January 9th, 5:30 pm: Winter 199 Fair

Do you want to be involved in the exciting research taking place in the UCSD Linguistics department? Then join us at our Fall 199 Fair! Graduate students will talk about their research and what they're looking for in a research assistant, and you can apply for a research position with them!

January 31st, 5:30 pm: Constructed Languages Panel

We are happy to welcome back David Peterson, creator of Dothraki for Game of Thrones, and Alien Language and Culture Consultant for the Syfy show Defiance. We will also be welcoming Sylvia Sotomayor, creator of languages such as Kēlen, and Jeffrey Brown, creator of languages such as Temenia. They will be answering your questions on how they got started creating their own languages, what the conlanging community is like, and how they make languages.

February 6th, 5:30 pm: Careers in Speech Recognition

LingUA is excited to welcome back Martha Senturia, who works in speech recognition in industry. If you're interested in turning your Linguistics degree into a job in industry, this is the perfect event for you!

February 20th, 5:30 pm: Linguistics in K-12 Education

 Have you ever thought about what role linguistics plays in primary and secondary education? This is one of the topics that linguistics professor Nicoleta Bateman at CSU San Marcos is interested in. Many of her students plan on becoming teachers themselves, so she has taken a particular interest in the practical applications of linguistics in K-12 classrooms. This is a relatively unexplored and underexploited area, as linguistics instruction is far from standard in the school system, so Dr. Bateman will definitely have some unique and interesting perspectives on future possibilities.

February 27th, 5:30 pm: Second Language Teaching

 If you're a linguistics major, you've probably learned how children acquire their first language(s) in your classes. But what about second language learning? How does it work, and how should it be taught? This is what Professor Grant Goodall, UCSD Linguistics professor and Director of the Linguistics Language Program (LLP), is interested in. If you're interested in second language teaching, whether you want to teach language at the high school level, teach at the university level, or just want to know the most effective ways to learn a new language, then this is the event for you!

Fall Quarter 2013

All LingUA Events take place the following Mondays at 5:00 p.m. in AP&M 4301, unless otherwise noted.

• 10/28/13

Monday, October 28 (Week 5), 12:00-1:30pm: Faculty-Student Mixer Are you curious about what the linguistics department has to offer? Do you just enjoy talking to your linguistics professors? Then this is the perfect event for you! We will be having an informal pizza lunch where students and faculty can get to know one another. Feel free to drop by anytime while the event is happening, as there are no set speakers.

• 11/14/13

Thursday, November 14 (Week 7), 5:00-7:00pm: Speech-Language Pathology Panel We are happy to welcome back graduate students in the Speech-Language Pathology program at SDSU. They will be answering your questions about what speech-language pathology (SLP) is, how to get started on the SLP career path, and what a speech-language pathologist does.

• 11/18/13 

Monday, November 18 (Week 8), 5:00-6:30: Graduate School Panel Are you thinking about graduate school or in the process of applying to graduate school? We are bringing back our popular Grad School panel! This year our panel includes Prof. Eric Bakovic, our Director of Graduate Studies, Prof. Marc Garellek, who just graduated with his PhD from UCLA this past June, and a couple of current graduate students from our department.

• 12/6/13

Friday, December 6 (Week 10) 7:00pm: Finals Study Session We will be reserving 1-2 study rooms in Geisel Library for a few hours so students can study for finals together! Chances are, a lot of people in LingUA are taking the same linguistics classes as you, so it's a perfect time to get together and cram for finals the following week.