Annual Freeman Lecture
The Annual Freeman lecture brings to campus a linguist whose work is of interest to a population outside of linguistics and academia. The Freeman lectures honor department founder Donald C. Freeman and his wife Margaret H. Freeman and their contributions to Linguistics at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.
In previous years, speakers have included:
2017 John R. Rickford "Justice for Jeantel (and Trayvon): FIghting Dialect Prejudice in Courtrooms and Beyond" (click here to view)
2016 Raffaella Zanuttini "Discovering Grammatical Diversity in American English"
2015 Michel DeGraff "Kreyòl pale, kreyòl konprann: Power/Knowledge at the Crossroads of History, Linguistics & Education in Haiti"
2010 Didier Demolin "the Evolution of Speech and Language"
2007 Geoff Nunberg "What Words Can Teach"
2005 Noam Chomsky "Biolinguistic explorations: Design Development, Evolution"
2004 Marc Hauser "Evolving a Linguistic Mind: From Grunts to Shakespeare"