This is part of a series of webinars hosted by the Graduate Program in Applied Linguistics (LAEL), Pontifical Catholic University of Sao Paulo, Brazil. LAEL is celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2020.

Contact: Email Claudia Nunes Delfino at

Date: June 11, 2020
Time: 5pm-7pm Sao Paulo time (GMT -3)

Speaker: Adriana Picoral, University of Arizona, USA
Title: Machine learning in applied linguistics: prediction or explanation?
Time: 5pm-6pm, São Paulo time

Speaker: Marcia Veirano Pinto, Federal University of Sao Paulo, Brazil
Title: 90 years of American talkies: Linguistic fingerprints, dimensions and text types
Time: 6pm-7pm, São Paulo time

How to participate:
Attendance is free and open to everyone, but places are limited to the first 500 registrants who enter the Zoom room on the day of the event. Sign up in advance for this webinar:

You will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar. Capacity is limited to 500 participants. Participants will be admitted to the Zoom room on a first-come-first-served basis. If the room is full, Zoom will not allow the registrants to enter. 

You can also watch the webinar streaming live at:

Videos of previous webinars are available on YouTube at:

Certificates of attendance will be issued to those who attend via Zoom only, based on the details entered on the registration form. Therefore, please enter your name as you would like it to appear in the certificate. Certificates will be made available about two weeks after the webinar.Agradeço desde já a atenção e coloco-me à disposição para esclarecimentos.