Seminars and Workshops


Seminars and Workshops in Semester 1, 2019/20


Department Seminars

Department seminars are usually scheduled each Wednesday during term time in the Reading Room (Blk AS5-05-09) unless otherwise stated. Speakers are staff members and guests to the Department.  All are welcome.

Thur, 22 Aug 4pm – 5.30pm
Suppletion in Children’s Novel Comparatives and Superlatives
By Lyn Tieu, Western Sydney University

Thur, 5 Sep 4pm – 5.30pm
The Critical Lateral Move in the Making of Meaning and Mind
By Jonathan J. Webster, City University of Hong Kong

Thur, 12 Sep 4pm – 5.30pm
Toward a Feminist Poetics of the Commons
By Yanbing Er, National University of Singapore

Wed, 18 Sep 4pm – 5.30pm
“Who Owns the Victorians?: Possession and the Questions of Cultural Property
By Waiyee Loh, University of Warwick

Wed, 2 Oct 4pm – 5.30pm
Biography: Life after Death
By Ira Nadel, University of British Columbia

Wed, 16 Oct 4pm – 5.30pm
Speaking Truth to Power: Forms of Biblical Authority in Shakespeare’s The Winter’s Tale
By Walter Lim, National University of Singapore


Sociolinguistics Reading Group

The Sociolinguistics Reading Group is open to anyone who is interested in sociolinguistics.

The group meets for around one hour every Thursday afternoon at 1pm during term time in the Reading Room (Blk AS5-05-09) unless otherwise stated. The reading group will discuss current research articles from sociolinguistic journals (Language in Society, Journal of Sociolinguistics, etc).

For more information, please email Christian Go at

Wed, 21 Aug 1pm – 2pm
Semiotic Spaces in Antidiscriminatory Political Discourse: Naming Practices as Indexes
By Mats Landqvist
Wed, 28 Aug 1pm – 2pm
Embodying “tech”: Articulatory Setting, Phonetic Variation, and Social Meaning
By Teresa Pratt and
Rethinking Class in Sociolinguistics: Series Introduction
By Joseph Sung-Yul Park
Wed, 4 Sep 1pm – 2pm
Language, discourse, and class: What’s next for Sociolinguistics?
By Christian Chun
Wed, 11 Sep 1pm – 2pm
Language, normativity, and sexual orientation obsessive-compulsive disorder (SO-OCD): A corpus-assisted discourse analysis
By Elvis Coimbra-Gomes and Heiko Motschenbacher
Wed, 18 Sep 1pm – 2pm
/S/cales of Femininity: Drag Styles as Scalar Projects
By Jeremy Calder
Wed, 25 Sep 1pm – 2pm
Abstract Writing Workshop
By Teo Shi Ling
Wed, 2 Oct 1pm – 2pm
“Is your child learning Singlish? Attitudes,exposure, and aquisition of variation amoug local and expatriate children in Singapore”
By Rebecca Starr
Wed, 16 Oct 1pm – 2pm
Colonial Intertexts: Discourses, Bodies and Stranger Fetishism in the Brazilian Media
By Rodrigo Borba & Tommaso Milani
Wed, 23 Oct 1pm – 2pm
Landscapes for “likes”: Capitalizing on Travel With Instagram
By Sean P. Smith

ENDDOC Reading Group

The ENDDOC (on Endangered Languages & Language Documentation) Reading Group usually meets alternate Mondays during term time at Meeting Room 6, PC Commons, Education Resource Center (ERC) Level 2 University Town (above Starbucks) unless otherwise stated.  All are welcome.  Details:  Enddoc general.