Happy New Year! Our department has two new people to welcome:
For our 18-month position in psycholinguistics, we have hired Meg Grant. Meg completed a Ph.D. at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, in 2013, focusing on psycholinguistics and neurolinguistics. She is coming to us from McGill, where she has been a postdoctoral researcher. At the U of T, she will be teaching psycholinguistics, quantitative methods, and experimental design.
Incoming postdoctoral researcher Darcie Blainey earned a Ph.D. in linguistics from Tulane University in 2013 and has since taught French linguistics at our Mississauga campus. Her research has been centred around extensive sociolinguistic investigations of Louisiana ('Cajun') French from a diachronic perspective. Other interests of hers include phonology and language contact. Darcie will be conducting research under the supervision of Naomi Nagy.
Welcome, Meg and Darcie!