Past scholarly conferences
- 2018 Generative Approaches to Language Acquisition - North America conference
September 27-30: The GALANA conference, held every 2 years at different universities, featured theoretically informed research on all types of language acquisition scenarios. Keynote speakers included Charles Reiss (Concordia University), Lydia White (McGill University), and Charles Yang (University of Pennsylvania).
- 2018 Workshop on Exemplary Affect: “Rethinking the Roots of Modern Sensibility”
April 6-7: This workshop brought together an international group of scholars from diverse fields to investigate the collective dimension of affect and its genealogy in a new light.
- 2017 Le Sens et les sens / Sense and the Senses: International Colloquium for 20th and 21st Century French and Francophone Studies
April 6-8: Our department hosted this annual international gathering of scholars in 2017, when our keynote speakers included Patrick Chamoiseau, Nathalie Heinich, and Philippe Falardeau.
- 2015 The 13th Generative Approaches to Second Language Acquisition Conference (GASLA)
March 4-6: GASLA, an annual event held at different universities, provided a forum for discussion of research on second language acquisition, bilingual and multilingual acquisition, psycholinguistics and neurocognition.
- 2014 Symposium on Contemporary Italian Culture
March 26-27: This symposium featured music composer Cosimo Colazzo, journalist Antonio Nicaso, and poet Ernesto Livorni.
- 2014 Conference on Italian Pop Music and Lyrics
March 29: Our department hosted several experts on 20th and 21st century popular music in Italy.
- 2012 New Ways of Analyzing Variation NWAV – A Conference in Sociolinguistics
October 25-28: The 41st annual conference was hosted at IU and featured three renowned keynote speakers: Norma Mendoza-Denton (University of Arizona), Dennis R. Preston (Oklahoma State University), and Sali Tagliamonte (University of Toronto).