Program (Friday, May 24th, 2024)

The 10th Annual UC Davis Symposium on Language Research 


The Department of Spanish and Portuguese, the Department of Linguistics and the Center for Mind and Brain are thrilled to present our 10th Annual UC Davis Symposium on Language Research! Our theme this year is “Transformative trends in language research” .

Our program includes a keynote presentation by Dr. Sonja Lanehart as well as 27 talks by students across the United States and the world. The talks feature a wide range of topics, some related to language learning and teaching and others appealing to a more general audience. This conference would not be possible without the support of the planning committee and our sponsors. We are also indebted to our financial coordinator, Mary Castillo, and our faculty advisor, Dr. Claudia Sánchez -Gutiérrez. We are looking forward to a fantastic conference and cannot wait to meet you all!


Department of Spanish & Portuguese

Georgia Zellou & Julia Menard-Warwick (Department of Linguistics)

Graduate Student Association 

Davis Language Center 

Native American Language Center

Department of Religious Studies

Department of French & Italian 

Department of German & Russian 

Department of East Asian Languages & Cultures

Department of Anthropology

Center for Mind and Brain

Department of Psychology

Department of Gender, Sexuality and Women's studies

Department of Philosophy

University Writing Program

Schedule of Events

All times listed are in Pacific Time (PT)

8:00-9:00 am Breakfast & Registration (Garrison)

9:30-10:30 am Session 1

Innovative Approaches (DeCarli)

Phonetics & Phonology (Garrison)

Psycholinguistics & Neurolinguistics (Fielder)

10:45-11:45 am       Session 2

Language Acquisition (DeCarli)

Morphology & Syntax (Garrison)

Sociolinguistics (Fielder)

12:00- 1:00 pm        Lunch (Garrison)

1:00-2:00 pm Session 3 

Language Pedagogy (DeCarli)

Semantics (Garrison)

Discourse Analysis (Fielder)

2:00-2:30pm Break

2:30-3:30 pm           Plenary (Voorhies 126)

3:30-4:00 pm           Closing Ceremony (Voorhies 126)