The cluster invites guest speakers from various departments to present their emerging linguistic research, provide the members with myriad perspectives on a wide array of topics, and engage in a lively discussion. The cluster also hosts professional development workshops, facilitated by the members of the faculty, staff, industry, and fellow graduate students.

For Winter 2022, Cluster talks will be held in-person on Wednesdays from 11am-12pm in Sproul 912 with the exception of our first talk on Wednesday, 1/26 from 4-5pm which will be held OVER ZOOM ONLY due to the current campus guidance. As of now, the remaining talks will be held in-person with a Zoom hybrid component, but we will adjust once the campus releases more information about the rest of the quarter.

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to email us at:

Come check out our upcoming cluster talk on Wednesday, 1/26 from 4-5pm!

Due to the current campus guidance, this talk will only be hosted over Zoom. Register for the zoom link here:

Kristin Predeck

Ph.D. Candidate from UC Davis, Department of German

Talk title: Exploring Acoustic and Perceptual Similarity of German and American English Vowels

Previous speakers and workshop facilitators


Co-chairs: Sophia Minnillo (Linguistics), Beverly Cotter (Psychology), and Ana Ruiz Alonso Bartol (Spanish & Portuguese)

Zoom recordings for the above talks will be listed below after the talk date:


Co-chairs: Skyler Reese (Linguistics) and Lillian Jones (Spanish and Portuguese)


Co-chairs: Peter Joseph Torres (Linguistics) and Daniela Cerbino (Spanish and Portuguese)


Co-chairs: Glen Heinrich-Wallace (Linguistics) and Cory Osburn (Spanish and Portuguese)


Co-chairs: Claire Henderson (Linguistics) and Marta Llorente Bravo (Spanish and Portuguese)


Co-chairs: Benjamin Gomes (Linguistics) and Aaron Yamada (Spanish and Portuguese)


Co-chairs: Caitlin Tierney (Linguistics) and Melissa Vega-Valdez (Spanish and Portuguese)


Co-chairs: Emily Moline (Linguistics) and Kimberly Morris (Spanish and Portuguese)


Co-chairs: David Beard (Spanish and Portuguese) and Annalisa Corioso (Spanish and Portuguese)