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Lecture Series

Below is a list of previous lecture series.

  • April 2016
    Dr. Kirk Hazen

    Department of English, West Virginia University
    "Recent Research in English on Appalachia"

  • April, 2012
    William A. Kretzschmar, Jr.

    University of Georgia
    "Complexity Theory in Language Study: Corpus Linguistics, Lexicogrammar and Variation"

  • March 2010
    Dr Steven Thorne
    Department of Applied Linguistics, Pennsylvania State University
    "Use-value and usage-based approaches to language in the lifeworld"

  • February 2010
    Bill Landry
    The Heartland Series

  • Tuesday, April 14, 2009
    Black Cultural Center
    Dr. John Baugh
    Professor of Linguistics and Education, Washington University and Stanford University
    "Linguistic Diversity and Discrimination in American Schools and Society"

  • Thursday, February 28, 2008
    127 Hodges Library
    Professor Thomas Stroik
    Professor of English and Associate Dean of the College of Letters, University of Missouri-Kansas City
    "Towards a Crash-Proof Syntax"
    Professor Stroik's talk is presented in conjunction with the Crash-Proof Grammars Conference at Carson-Newman College 29 February-1 March

  • Tuesday, November 1, 2007
    1:00-2:00 pm
    McClung Tower, Rm 1210-1211
    Susan Berk-Seligson
    Center for Latin American and Iberian Studies and Department of Spanish and Portuguese, Vanderbilt University
    "Wrongfully convicted? Evidence of coercion in a police interrogation"
    Professor Berk-Seligson is author of The Bilingual Courtroom: Court Interpreters in the Judicial Process, 1990 and 2002 University of Chicago Press), awarded the prize for Outstanding Book in the Field of Applied Linguistics by the British Association of Applied Linguistics and nominated for the Scribes Book Award by the American Bar Association.

  • Thursday, October 27, 2007
    6:30-8:00 pm
    Lawson-McGee Library, in the Rothrock Cafe
    (downtown at 800 W. Church St, parking free on street)
    Bethany Dumas
    Department of English, University of Tennessee
    "Southern Mountain Speech: Appalachia & the Ozarks"

  • Thursday, October 27, 2007
    4:30-6:00 pm
    McClung Tower, Rm 1210-1211
    David Barnhart
    Publisher, Editor, and Lexicographer
    "The New World of Lex"

  • Wednesday, October 26, 2007
    12:20-1:10 pm
    College of Law, Rm 136
    David Barnhart
    Publisher, Editor, and Lexicographer
    "Trademarks -- Law and Lexicography"

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