College of Liberal Arts

Using Language Analysis to Read Minds

Sunday Jan 8, 2017 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM | J.W. Marriott, 110 E 2nd St, Austin, TX 78701

James Pennebaker, the Centennial Liberal Arts Professor of Psychology, the University of Texas at Austin, will be speaking on “Using Language Analysis to Read Minds” as part of the the Linguistics Society of America's new annual speaker series, "Public Lectures on Language."

The lectures feature leading scholars in linguistics and related fields, speaking on topics of interest to both general audiences and LSA members. The goals are to further the LSA’s efforts to promote interest in and information about language to the general public.

Scheduled lectures include:

  • James Pennebaker, Centennial Liberal Arts Professor of Psychology, the University of Texas at Austin, speaking on “Using Language Analysis to Read Minds” (1:00 - 2:00 PM, Room 204).
  • Eve V. Clark, Richard W. Lyman Professor of Humanities and Professor of Linguistics, Stanford University, on “How Babies and Young Children Learn Language: Why You Should Talk to Your Kids” (1:00 - 2:00 PM, Room 205).
  • Ben Zimmer, Linguist, lexicographer, and language columnist for the Wall Street Journal on “Traveling Among the New Words: Lexical Adventures in the Digital Age” (2:00 - 3:00 PM, Room 204).
  • John McWhorter, Associate Professor of English and Comparative Literature, Columbia University, speaking on “Words on the Move: Why English Won’t – and Can’t – Stand Still (Like, Literally)” (2:00 - 3:00 PM, Room 205). 

Admission costs are minimal and cover admission to two lectures:

  • General audience: $10
  • Senior citizens, university faculty with ID, regular LSA meeting attendees with conference badge: $5
  • Students: (K-12 or University), with ID: Free (tickets required)

Click here for tickets.

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