February 27, 2017

Sarah Loriato's visit

Sarah Loriato, a PhD student from the University of Bergamo, Italy, is visiting our department for the month of March. Her research project examines variation in a Veneto (northern Italian) variety spoken in a remote village in Brazil. She’s exploring the possibility of contact effects on (r). The village is Santa Teresa, in the municipality of Spirito Santo. Say hi to her live or at sarahloriato at hotmail dot com.

Linguistics Event #1 for Canada 150

The Department of Linguistics is hosting three events in celebration of Canada's Sesquicentennial, the 150th anniversary of Canadian Confederation this year in 2017.

The first one is to be held on Friday March 3rd.
"From Quaint to Cool: 150 years of Language Change in Toronto"
Friday March 3rd, 11-4 pm, Jackman Centre for the Humanities, first floor conference room.
Featuring Alex D'Arcy (University of Victoria), Jack Chambers, Sali Tagliamonte, and Emily Blamire, Bridget Jankowski, Lex Konnelly, and Katharina Pabst.
Light lunch and Canada Language Museum exhibit 11-12, Reception 4-5:30.
Sponsored by the Department of Linguistics and Canada's Sesquicentennial Initiatives Fund, University of Toronto
Stay tuned for information about the next two events!

February 23, 2017

Alex D'Arcy on CBC on the history of "like"

Alex D'Arcy (Ph.D. 2005, now at the University of Victoria) has been interviewed by CBC News British Columbia on the history of "like" and her new book Eight Hundred Years of Like. Check out the interview: "Like, don't blame 'like' on kids these days, says sociolinguist"

February 17, 2017

Amos Key Jr. in U of T News on using song and dance in the classroom

Amos Key Jr., assistant professor at the Centre for Indigenous Studies and department of linguistics, was profiled by U of T News on using song and dance to teach about Aboriginal language and culture. See the article here: "New Indigenous studies expert uses song and dance to bring class to life"

February 11, 2017

Ryan DeCaire on CBC News on language revitalization

Ryan DeCaire, assistant professor in the Centre for Indigenous Studies and Department of Linguistics, was profiled on CBC News on language revitalization efforts ongoing at the university. Check it out here: "U of T professors fight to save dying Indigenous languages"

February 9, 2017

Keren Rice on what's ahead for linguistics

A&S (Arts & Science) News has interviewed our department head Keren Rice on what 2017 (and beyond) holds for our field. Check it out: "Forecasting 2017 and beyond: linguistics"

February 1, 2017

Derek Denis: Audrey Duckert Memorial Award from the American Dialect Society

Derek Denis, who received his PhD from our department in 2015 and is currently a SSHRC Post-Doctoral Fellow at the University of Victoria (working with Alex D’Arcy, Ph.D. 2005), has received the Audrey Duckert Memorial Award from the American Dialect Society. Congrats, Derek!