July 28, 2014

HLVC project in Italy

A sector of the HLVC project is spending July in Italy, conducting fieldwork. We wanted to share our little blog:


Participants: Paolo Frasca', Alessia Plastina and Francesco Muoio (all students in the Italian Dept. at U of T) and Naomi Nagy.

(Post courtesy of Naomi Nagy)

July 25, 2014

Congrats, Daphna!

Congratulations to Daphna Heller on being awarded tenure, with a promotion to the rank of Associate Professor. Well done, Daphna!

(Post courtesy of Keren Rice.)

July 18, 2014

Premier Kathleen Wynne remembers her time in Linguistics at U of T

In an interview with U of T news, published July 7, Premier Wynne reflects back on her time in the Linguistic Department as an MA student and the impact it had on her work in government. With special mentions for Professors Jack Chambers and Ivan Kalmar (Anthropology).


July 4, 2014

Undergraduate linguistics students partner with Language Activists in M'Chigeeng.

A new website, Baadwewedamojig, has recently been launched promoting the transliteration of historic Ojibwe texts into current orthography. This website results from a collaboration between the 2012 undergraduate language revitalization class (LIN 458 - taught by Professor Alana Johns), a sub-group of those linguistics students (Robin McLeod, Paulina Lyskawa, and Annita Chow), and a graduate student from Computing Science (Patricia Thaine) who provided their transliteration and computing expertise to a project headed by Alan Corbiere of M'Chigeeng First Nation. Mr. Corbiere with the team from M'Chigeeng has created a site where learners and fluent speakers can read and listen to Ojibwe stories in various formats, according to their level and choice.


Congratulations to Alana Johns and Ana-Teresa PĂ©rez Leroux who have taken up directorships as of July 1. Alana will be Director of the Aboriginal Studies Program for 2014-2015; a position that she first took up last year. Ana-Teresa is the new director of the Cognitive Science Program.