February 28, 2013

Sali Tagliamonte Wins Killam Research Fellowship

Congratulations to Sali Tagliamonte, who has been awarded a two-year Killam Research Fellowship from the Canada Council for the Arts for her work on language change in Canadian English!

Sali has been conducting fieldwork in several communities in various parts of Ontario for the past several years in order to document characteristics of the local dialects and to learn more about the history of these communities. She has developed several corpora through this research, and has been helping undergraduate students get firsthand experience in conducting sociolinguistic interviews through the independent experiential study program at U of T.

Sali has also already conducted extensive research on dialects of Britain which had not been studied before, the findings of which are published in her 2012 book, Roots of English: Exploring the History of Dialects.

Congratulations again to Sali for earning this well-deserved time to devote herself to research, and we look forward to hearing about her new findings!

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