News and events

News and events

CLaS hosts seminars, workshops and conferences in areas relevant to linguistics, language acquisition, phonology, computational linguistics, hearing and speech production disorders.

Local and overseas authorities present papers for discussion during these meetings, allowing centre students to interact with authorities in their research fields.



Colloquium Series

Date/timeSpeaker Title & Link to AbstractVenue
12.00pm - 1.00pm
Dr Gwendolyn Hyslop When “tone” is “voice” and “voice” is tone: tone and tonogenesis in Kurtöp AHH 3.610
26/2/2018 2.00pm - 3.00pm Dr Anna Eva Hallin Language processing and awareness in Swedish-speaking school-age children with and without developmental language disorder AHH 3.610
11.00am - 12.30pm
Philip Schulz

Variational inference and deep generative models - Part 1

9 Wally's Walk, Room 357
12.00pm - 1.30pm
Philip Schulz

Variational inference and deep generative models - Part 2

9 Wally's Walk, Room 357
Peter Anderson Language and vision using deep neural nets AHH 3.610
2.00pm - 3.00pm
A/Prof Amanda Rysling Preferential early attribution in segmental perception and its consequences for phonology AHH 3.610
2.00pm - 3.00pm
Prof Emily Bender Articulating how our NLP data and systems do and don't represent the world: Toward mitigating bias and enabling better science 9 Wally's Walk, Room 357
2.00pm - 3.00pm
Prof Erika Hoff What bilingual children teach us about language development AHH 3.610
12noon - 1.00pm
Prof Johanne Paradis Bilingual development in children with language and communication disorders from migrant families AHH 3.610
2.00pm - 3.00pm
Prof Theo Marinis The development of phonological awareness and reading decoding in bilingual children: effects of bilingualism and language dominance AHH 3.610
11.00am - 12noon
Prof Mark Steedman A formal universal of natural language grammar AHH 3.610
2.30pm - 3.30pm
Prof Bonnie Webber Discourse coherence: Concurrent explicit and implicit relations AHH 3.610
11.00am - 12noon
Dr James Grama, Dr Simón GonzálezExpanding the study of linguistic variation through forced alignmentAHH 3.610
3.00pm - 4.00pm
Dr Alison HolmWhat do we know about speech sound disorders in bilingual children?AHH 3.610


DateInvited SpeakersTitle and link to further information/registrationVenue

Prof Xu Hai Guangdong

Prof Rosemary Clerehan

Prof Lynda Yates

Medical Terms and their Contexts of UseDelbridge Room 558,
Level 5, SW12 (C5A)

Prof Erika Hoff

Prof Theo Marinis

Dr Carmel O'Shannessy

Prof Johanne Paradis

Prof Gillian Wigglesworth

Current Issues in Child Bilingual DevelopmentAHH Level 1 Lecture Theatre
12/9/2018Dr Simón González
Dr James Grama
Keeping up to date with forced alignment: the Montreal Forced AlignerAHH Level 3 
Room 3.610

Public Lectures

DateSpeakerTitle and link to further informationVenue
12noon - 1:00pm
Professor Scott Johnson
University of California Los Angeles
Mechanisms of statistical learning in infancyAHH Level 1 Lecture



Date/timeInvited Speakers Title & Link for further informationVenue
  • Professor Katherine Demuth (Macquarie University)
  • Associate Professor Mridula Sharma (Macquarie University)
  • Professor Gillian Wigglesworth  (University of Melbourne)
  • Dr Anna Stephen (University of Melbourne)
The relationship between Indigenous children's ear health and phonological awareness in remote communitiesAHH 3.610
  • Dr Jill Duncan (The University of Newcastle, Australia)
  • Dr Megan Gilliver (National Acoustic Laboratories, Sydney, Australia)
  • Dr Fiona Kyle (City University of London, UK)
  • Professor Amy R Lederberg (Georgia State University, USA)
  • Professor Greg Leigh (Royal Institute for Deaf and Blind Children, Sydney, Australia)
Maximising the potential for proficient reading in young people with hearing loss: What does the evidence tell usAHH Level 1 Lecture Theatre


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