This weekly research seminar is designed to provide an intellectualgathering for those students interested in the interdisciplinary study of language and communication. It is our hope that this seminar will increase intellectual interaction among students from different disciplines who are all nevertheless engaged in the study of language and communication. Sessions will alternate between what we call From-Within and From-Without meetings. During a From-Within meeting, a student participant will be asked to present his/her ongoing research to the group, thereby providing an opportunity for the student to explain his/her work to non-experts in related disciplines. During From-Within weeks, students will present and discuss selected readings by experts from outside Penn, in particular, that week's colloquium speaker at the Institute for Research in Cognitive Science, or the Brain and Lanuage series. This "journal club" will expose students to research going on outside Penn, and prepare all of us for the colloquium in a way that is not normally possible. Please contact Professor Trueswell by e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you are interested in attending. Lunch will be provided.