December 12, 2016

Congratulations, Dr. Krekoski!

On December 7th, Ross Krekoski successfully defended his thesis entitled "Contrast and Complexity in Chinese Tonal Systems". His committee was comprised of Elan Dresher (advisor), Yoonjung Kang, Keren Rice, Michael Barrie, Peter Jurgec, and Jie Zhang (external). Congratulations, Ross!

December 8, 2016

Keren Rice featured in U of T News, Nick Welch featured in The Varsity

Two recent articles featuring department members!

First, U of T News has a story on Aboriginal languages where they interview Keren Rice (faculty) on her research, the state of Aboriginal languages in Canada, and the prospects for language revitalization: "Truth and reconciliation live here: At U of T, Indigenous languages speak for themselves"

Second, The Varsity has an article on the new movie Arrival that's about a linguist who tries to figure out an alien language. They interview Nick Welch (faculty), who explains some positives and negatives about the movie's portrayal of linguistics: "Linguistic armament: Deciphering the science of Arrival". This follows a recent piece where U of T News talked to Nick as well as Shayna Gardiner (Ph.D.) about the movie.