The CALP3 conference is coming to UT Austin


Get ready for the upcoming conference on Constructionist Pedagogy!

Tue, Feb 6, 2018

Dr. Thomas Schmidt visits the LRC and the Texas German Dialect Project

The Lives of Other (Germans)

The LRC's favorite builder of frame-semantically savvy soccer dictionaries comes to discuss corpora of spoken German

Fri, Feb 2, 2018

Talk on noun classifiers by Dr. Shibatani

How do I classify thee? Let me count the ways.

A researcher from Rice University discusses fundamental issues related to noun classifiers

Fri, Jan 12, 2018

Prof. Kamphoefner discusses the use of Census and other quantitative data in language study

Quantify Yourself!

A Texas A&M Professor Discusses Quantitative Sources for Studying Language in Society

Fri, Oct 20, 2017

Dr. Karen Roesch visits the LRC from Indiana University

Preserving endangered German-American dialects

Dr. Karen Roesch visits the LRC

Thu, Oct 5, 2017

Diego Spader de Souza visits the LRC


A researcher from Brazil works on Frame Semantics and Digital Lexicography at the LRC

Mon, Sep 25, 2017

Looking at Italian history through language (depicted: Rape of Proserpina)

On the varying fortunes of "Darla" and "Darlo" in Italian

Prof. Cinzia Russi will talk about the intersection of culture and language in Italian

Tue, Sep 19, 2017

Investigating the Uto-Aztecan language family (depicted: Aztec calendar)

Reconstructing Valency in the Uto-Aztecan Family

Michael Everdell discusses novel features of indigenous languages of Latin America

Tue, Sep 19, 2017

Prof. Hanks dicusses how we create meaning from words

Meaning and Phraseology

Prof. Patrick Hanks joins us from the University of Wolverhampton

Mon, Sep 18, 2017

Language clusters in Cameroon.  (Image courtesy of SIL.)

Documenting multilingualism in rural Africa: The case of Lower Fungom

Prof. Jeff Good visits from the University of Buffalo

Mon, Sep 18, 2017

Deng Lin will work on lexicography at the LRC

Get Your Communicayshe On!

Deng Lin will study communication verbs at the LRC

Tue, Aug 29, 2017

Tatiane Silva Tavares will work on machine translation at the LRC

The Tangled Web of Machine Translation

A scholar from Brazil works on FrameNet & Contruction Grammar

Thu, Aug 17, 2017

Prof. Duan Shi-ping visits the LRC

Dynamic Systems: How Hard Can They Be?

A scholar from China visits the LRC to work on computer modeling of formulaic sequences

Mon, Aug 14, 2017

ICHL 23 has a video playlist and channel on YouTube

Tune In!

ICHL's got you covered with conference videos

Mon, Aug 14, 2017

The LRC makes an impressive showing at ICHL 23

Representin' at ICHL

The LRC and associates play an important role at the 23rd International Conference on Historical Linguistics

Mon, Aug 7, 2017

Prof. Hsu visits the LRC

Finding Meaning at the LRC

Prof. Hsu studies cognitive common ground

Thu, Jul 20, 2017

Directions in Historical Linguistics reissued

Everything Old Is New Again

The LRC collaborates with Brill to reprint a foundational volume

Fri, Jul 14, 2017

Join us at the New Directions for Historical Linguistics round table in San Antonio

What Goes Around Comes Around

The LRC revisits a foundational symposium at this year’s ICHL

Tue, May 30, 2017

Prof. Brereton recently published a new translation of the Rigveda with Prof. Stephanie Jamison

A Guru in Our Midst

Prof. Joel Brereton joins the LRC faculty

Fri, May 26, 2017

Dr. Jiang Liu, visiting scholar at the LRC

Getting Together

Dr. Jiang Liu visits the LRC to study compositionality

Fri, May 19, 2017

Mayowa Akinlotan will study aspects of New Englishes at the LRC

In and Out: Studying Varieties of New Englishes

The LRC welcomes a Nigerian scholar from Belgium

Tue, May 2, 2017

Dr. Potowski takes a unique perspective on dual-language immersion programs

How fluido is your Spanish?

Dr. Kim Potowski looks at Spanish proficiency & identity in dual immersion programs

Thu, Mar 23, 2017

Newly posted schedule for GLAC 2017 in Austin

Holy smokes! This looks awes...gezeichnet!

The Germanic Linguistics Annual Conference publishes the full schedule

Thu, Mar 9, 2017

Prof. Damir Cavar joins the LRC's Advisory Board

Adding to the LRC's Linguist-List of Sorts

Associate Professor Damir Cavar joins the LRC's Advisory Board

Tue, Feb 28, 2017

Speakers involved in the AHEYM project

Kvetching on Korpora

World-renowned scholars shlep in from Indiana to give a spiel on Yiddish speech technologies

Mon, Feb 20, 2017

Chen Yun, researcher from Sichuan University

More than the Sum of Its Parts

The LRC welcomes a scholar from China working on nominal compounds

Fri, Feb 10, 2017

Explore UT: The Biggest Open House in Texas

Bringing Old Languages to the Younger Generation (New & Improved: with Science!)

The LRC will talk about language, culture, and physics at Explore UT

Wed, Feb 8, 2017

Dr. van Compernolle speaks on concept-based language instruction

My Concept or Yours?

Distinguished Scholar of French Discusses Linguistic Navigations of Social Relationships

Tue, Feb 7, 2017

LRC presentations at the LSA

LRC at the LSA

The LRC gives numerous presentations at the LSA annual conference

Thu, Jan 12, 2017

SALSA announcement & call for papers

Bring Out Your Chips for the SALSA Conference!

Conference on Language Contact & Multilingualism and a Call for Papers

Tue, Jan 3, 2017

Prof. Lyngfelt discusses state impact on language in Sweden

Legislating Language

Prof. Lyngfelt discusses the shape of language and law in Sweden

Fri, Nov 18, 2016

Thomas Herbst will talk on adjective and noun valency from a constructionist framework

Valency vs. Constructions

A scholar from the University of Erlangen-Nürnberg dicusses noun & adjective valency

Thu, Nov 17, 2016

Prof. Lyngfelt discusses the Swedish Constructicon

Constructions & Networks

Prof. Lyngfelt discusses the complex issues arising in the Swedish Constructicon

Thu, Nov 17, 2016

Prof. Mark Amengual will talk on phonological characteristics among Spanish heritage speakers

Going with the Flow: the Acoustics of Liquids in Heritage & L2 Spanish

A researcher from UC Santa Cruz speaks on Heritage Spanish phonetics

Wed, Oct 26, 2016

Dr. Huenlich will talk about issues of language and dialect that complicate economic issues surrounding migration in Germany

Have German, Will Travel

Dr. Huenlich presents on the intersection between language and economics among migrants in Germany

Tue, Oct 25, 2016

Prof. Carol Klee will be talking on Andean migration in Peru

Limeño: a Liminal Look at Spanish Language Contact

A researcher from the University of Minnesota discusses linguistic variation in Lima, Peru

Mon, Oct 17, 2016

UT Austin's Prof. Orlando Kelm will talk about when you can and can't get by on English alone

English: Don't Leave Home Without It?

Prof. Orlando Kelm will discuss whether it's true that "Everyone just uses English anyway"

Mon, Oct 17, 2016

Dr. Natalia Mazzaro, researcher on bilingualism from the University of Texas at El Paso

Looking into the Bilingual Mind

Natalia Mazzaro, from UT El Paso, provides insights from studies of bilinguals' first language

Thu, Oct 13, 2016

Join LRC scholars and their colleagues at German Abroad 2

German Abroad Iz Koming zu UT

Just a few weeks until the conference focusing on German spoken worldwide

Fri, Sep 23, 2016

Dr. Katsuya Fujikawa, a scholar visiting the LRC from Japan

The Three Most Important Factors in Linguistics: Location! Location! Location!

The LRC welcomes a scholar from Japan working on locatives

Thu, Sep 22, 2016

The LRC will present at the LSA in Austin

LRC at the LSA

The Linguistics Research Center joins the discussion (panel) at the annual meeting of the Linguistic Society of America

Tue, Sep 20, 2016

Prof. Shen Lei visits to work on relative tense in reported speech

Just in (Relative) Time

A scholar working on tense in indirect speech visits the LRC

Fri, Sep 16, 2016

Dr. Katharina Mucha, a new visiting scholar at the LRC

Exclamatives! Get Your Red-Hot Exclamatives!

Dr. Katharina Mucha visits the LRC to work on novel research

Thu, Sep 1, 2016

Expect delays and lane closures as the LRC rebuilds its site

Under Construction

Please pardon our dust as the LRC resources undergo major changes

Wed, Jun 15, 2016

Adding new dimensions of language investigation

Research Cluster on Multilingualism

LRC research and collaboration takes on a new dimension

Thu, May 12, 2016

Texas State Capitol.  Image by Daniel Mayer, (CC BY-SA 3.0)

GLAC 2017 in Austin

The Germanic Linguistics Annual Conference is coming to our neck of the woods

Wed, May 4, 2016

Prof. Dr. Sebastian Kürschner

Talk on the Mutual Intelligibility of Germanic Languages & Varieties

Prof. Dr. Sebastian Kürschner will explain research on how listeners adapt to dialectal speech

Tue, Apr 19, 2016

Dr. Elisabeth Reber

Talk on Prime Minister's Questions

Dr. Elisabeth Reber will discuss reported speech and action formation in the British House of Commons

Tue, Apr 19, 2016

Karina High

Furthering Research in Romance Linguistics

Graduate researcher Karina High helps the LRC expand its resources in Romance languages

Fri, Apr 15, 2016

Researcher Patrick Wolf-Farré

Talk on German-Chilean Linguistic and Cultural Identity

Researcher Patrick Wolf-Farré discusses language biographies of German-Chileans

Tue, Apr 12, 2016

Simulated data from Markov chain Monte Carlo methods applied to reconstructing a probability distribution

Workgroup Discussion of Computational Phylogenetics in Historical Linguistics

The LRC and its affiliated faculty present some of the mathematics behind Bayesian methods in phylogenetics

Fri, Apr 8, 2016

Dr. Marc Pierce discusses important work by Dr. Bob King

Talk on Foundational Treatise on Generative Grammar in Historical Linguistics

Dr. Marc Pierce discusses the impact of a foundational text by Dr. Bob King

Tue, Apr 5, 2016

Image by Harriet Russell, originally from a New York Times article

Upcoming Symposium on the Bilingual Mind and Child Development

Distinguished scholars from UT Austin and elsewhere discuss the impact of bilingualism on mental development

Tue, Apr 5, 2016

Ixil, an indigenous language spoken in Guatemala

LRC-Affiliated Faculty Receives Grant to Study the Ixil Language

Dr. Danny Law receives NSF support to study an indigenous Central American language

Wed, Mar 30, 2016

Dr. Wagener will talk on German as spoken in South Africa

April 12th Talk on Spoken German in Zulu-Land

Dr. Peter Wagener presents findings on German as spoken in South Africa

Wed, Mar 23, 2016

Prof. Tang Ruiliang of Southwest University, P.R. China

A New Academic Envoy from China

Prof. Tang Ruiliang spends time working with the LRC

Wed, Mar 9, 2016

Explore UT - The Biggest Open House in Texas!

Exploring Language & Culture with Elementary, Middle, & High School Students

The LRC gave presentations on ancient languages at Explore UT

Sat, Mar 5, 2016

Prof. Wang Qian visits the LRC

A Visiting Scholar Arrives from China

Prof. Wang Qian adds to the LRC's international scholarly exchange

Mon, Feb 22, 2016

The LRC is going to Iceland!

The LRC Goes A-Viking!

The LRC will attend the 22nd Germanic Linguistics Annual Conference

Tue, Feb 16, 2016

H. Craig Melchert Will Discuss Anatolian Relative Clauses

H. Craig Melchert Will Discuss Anatolian Relative Clauses

World-Renowned Scholar of Hittite Will Explain New Findings Reshaping Our Understanding of Anatolian Languages

Thu, Jan 28, 2016

Prof. Danny Law Joins the LRC

Prof. Danny Law Joins the LRC

The LRC gains insight into Mayan languages & inscriptions

Wed, Jan 27, 2016

Attend the German Abroad 2 conference!

Mark Your Kalendars for German Abroad 2

The LRC's director organizes a conference at UT

Tue, Jan 26, 2016

Prof. Barbara Bullock Joins the LRC

Prof. Barbara Bullock Joins the LRC

A renowned scholar of French Linguistics enters the fold

Mon, Jan 25, 2016

Prof. Jacqueline Toribio Joins the LRC

Prof. Jacqueline Toribio Joins the LRC

The LRC deepens its insight into Spanish linguistics

Mon, Jan 25, 2016

MLA in Austin

Language Change at the MLA

LRC Director Hans C. Boas organizes a panel at the MLA conference in Austin, TX

Thu, Jan 7, 2016

Dr. Sandra Straubhaar

The LRC Goes Medieval

Dr. Sandra Straubhaar joins the LRC faculty

Fri, Sep 25, 2015

Dr. John Huehnergard

Distinguished Faculty Joins the LRC

World-renowned Semiticist Prof. John Huehnergard partners with the LRC

Wed, Sep 23, 2015

Wrapping up the Historical Linguistics and Typology Conference

Wrapping Up!

The conference on Historical Linguistics & Typology draws to a close

Mon, Sep 14, 2015

Dr. Brian D. Joseph

Prof. Brian D. Joseph Advises the LRC

World-renowned scholar joins the LRC Advisory Board

Fri, Sep 11, 2015

Poster for the Historical Linguistics and Typology conference

Get Your Linguistics On!

The Historical Linguistics and Typology conference is just around the corner

Mon, Aug 31, 2015

Dr. Patience Epps

Prof. Patience Epps Joins the LRC

A distinguished scholar joins the LRC community

Mon, Jun 29, 2015

Dr. Maggie S. Gemmell

A Newly Minted Ph.D.

The LRC celebrates a research associate earning her doctorate

Sat, May 23, 2015

GLAC Poster


The LRC Presents a Conference Poster

Fri, May 8, 2015

Stephanie Russo Krilov

Talk on the Imparfait Lorrain in French

LRC researcher Stephanie Russo Krilov discusses French historical linguistics

Thu, Mar 26, 2015

Anna Shadrova

A New Face at the LRC

A researcher from Germany sets up shop at the LRC

Tue, Mar 24, 2015

Frame Semantics: Beyond Events, Beyond English

Talk on Frame Semantics

Renowned Linguist Talks on Semantics & Computation

Tue, Mar 10, 2015

Dr. Collin Baker

Dr. Collin Baker Visits the LRC

The manager of FrameNet discusses computational issues with the LRC

Mon, Mar 9, 2015

New Advisory Board Members

Profs. Helen Aristar-Dry & Anthony Aristar Advise the LRC

A stellar addition to the LRC's Advisory Board

Sun, Mar 1, 2015

Linguistics Talk

Contact Phenomena and Constructional Change in Proto-Germanic *draum

A Talk by Prof. Tonya Kim Dewey

Wed, Feb 11, 2015

Germanic Linguistics Annual Conference

The LRC Will Head to GLAC!

The LRC's Abstract Was Accepted

Tue, Feb 10, 2015

Dr. Tonya Dewey

Prof. Tonya Kim Dewey Visits the LRC

An Expert in Germanic Historical Linguistics Compares Notes with the LRC

Mon, Feb 9, 2015

Diachronic Corpora and the Study of Language Change

Diachronic Corpora and the Study of Language Change

A Talk by Prof. Anke Lüdeling

Fri, Jan 23, 2015

Studying Morphological Productivity in Learner Corpora

Studying Morphological Productivity in Learner Corpora

A Talk by Prof. Anke Lüdeling

Wed, Jan 21, 2015

Dr. Lüdeling visits the LRC, presents research on Jan. 21 and 23

Prof. Anke Lüdeling Visits the LRC

A leading researcher in Corpus Linguistics shares insights with the LRC

Mon, Jan 19, 2015

Historical Linguistics and Typology Conference 2015

Historical Linguistics & Typology Conference Set for September!

The date has finally been set for the Fall conference

Wed, Jan 14, 2015

The “hen” Controversy On gender-neutral pronouns in Swedish

The “hen” Controversy On gender-neutral pronouns in Swedish

Talk by Benjamin Lyngfelt of the University of Gothenburg

Wed, Nov 12, 2014

Conversations with Swedish Americans

Conversations with Swedish Americans

Presentation by Benjamin Lyngfelt of the University of Gothenburg

Mon, Nov 10, 2014

Texas Accents

"Vowel Power" on KVUE

Prof. Lars Hinrichs discusses the "Vowel Power" post on TV news

Mon, Nov 3, 2014


"Vowel Power" on KUT

Interview with Prof. Lars Hinrichs on "Vowel Power" Study

Mon, Oct 27, 2014

New Blog Post

The Methods behind "Vowel Power"

A second blog post discusses methods used studying the speech of Texas gubernatorial candidates

Fri, Oct 24, 2014

Article in the Guardian

The LRC, Language & the Stone Age Diet

Article in "The Guardian" uses LRC databases for reporting on the stone age diet

Wed, Oct 22, 2014

Texas Politics

The Linguistics of Texas Politics

Release of "Vowel Power" Study on local accents and stylistic versatility in the 2014 Race for Texas Governor

Fri, Oct 10, 2014

Dr. He Jianing

Another Distinguished Arrival from China

Prof. He Jianing joins the LRC as a visiting scholar

Wed, Sep 3, 2014

Dr. Marc Pierce

Old Saxon Studies

Prof. Marc Pierce teaches Old Saxon

Mon, Sep 1, 2014

Stephanie Russo Krilov

Research on the History of Italian

A graduate student works on the development of the Italian language

Fri, Aug 29, 2014

Dr. Guo Xia

Visiting Linguist from China

Prof. Guo Xia visits the LRC to conduct research

Wed, Aug 27, 2014

Dr. Li Shuguang

Visiting Scholar from China

Prof. Li Shuguang joins the LRC as a visiting scholar

Mon, Aug 25, 2014

Help Us Improve the Web Site!

The LRC Survey Goes Live

Tue, May 13, 2014

New Advisory Board Member

New Member of the External Advisory Board

A World-Renowned Historical Linguist Joins the EAB

Wed, Apr 30, 2014

Historical Linguistics in the 21st Millennium: Has Reconstruction Had It?

Historical Linguistics in the 21st Millennium: Has Reconstruction Had It?

Talk by Dr. Robert Mailhammer of the University of Western Sydney

Tue, Apr 8, 2014

Dr. Cinzia Russi

New Collaborator from French and Italian

A New Member of the LRC Faculty Group from Romance Linguistics

Fri, Mar 14, 2014


Berkeley Linguist Gives Talk on FrameNet

Talk by Miriam Petruck of the University of California, Berkeley

Mon, Mar 10, 2014

The LRC Mourns a Great Loss

A Long-Time Friend of the LRC Passes

Sat, Mar 1, 2014

Using FrameNets for Language Teaching and Learning

Using FrameNets for Language Teaching and Learning

Karin Friberg Heppin discusses pedagogical uses for FrameNet databases

Thu, Jan 16, 2014

When the FrameNet Suit Does Not Fit the Swedish Language

When the FrameNet Suit Does Not Fit the Swedish Language

Talk by Karin Friberg Heppin

Mon, Jan 13, 2014

Dr. Brigitte Bauer

New Research Affiliate

A Long-Time Partner of the LRC Continues Her Research

Fri, Jan 3, 2014

Null Instantiations as a Coherence Mechanism: Constructs or Constructions?

Null Instantiations as a Coherence Mechanism: Constructs or Constructions?

Talk by Alexander Ziem of the International Computer Science Institute

Fri, Nov 22, 2013

Creating and Working with Spoken Language Corpora in EXMARaLDA

Creating and Working with Spoken Language Corpora in EXMARaLDA

Talk by Thomas Schmidt of the Institute for German Language, Mannheim

Mon, Oct 7, 2013

New LRC Faculty Group Members

Colleagues from Middle Eastern Studies

Tue, Oct 1, 2013

The Kicktionary: A Multilingual Lexical Resource of Soccer Language

A Multilingual Resource for Soccer Language!

Talk by Thomas Schmidt of the Institute for German Language, Mannheim

Tue, Oct 1, 2013

Old Russian Online

A New Series on Old East Slavic Goes Live!

Mon, Sep 30, 2013

New Staff at the LRC

The LRC Welcomes a Graduate Researcher from Middle Eastern Studies

Wed, Sep 18, 2013

New Homepage Design Complete

We hope you like the new look!

Thu, Jun 6, 2013

A Welcome Addition

A New Graduate Researcher from Germanic Studies

Wed, May 1, 2013

Swedish in America: Past and Present

Swedish in America: Past and Present

Talk by Benjamin Lyngfelt of the University of Gothenburg

Fri, Mar 29, 2013

SweCxn - A Swedish Constructicon

SweCxn - A Swedish Constructicon

Talk by Benjamin Lyngfelt of the University of Gothenburg

Tue, Mar 19, 2013

The LRC Presents

The LRC Presents

LRC Presentation at the Third International Conference on Language Documentation and Conservation

Sun, Mar 3, 2013

Re-Designing Our Website

Planning phase complete

Fri, Mar 1, 2013

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