April 13, 2017

Linguistics Event #2 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 second one, "Toronto Language Tapestry: Exploring Heritage Languages", is being held on Friday, April 28th. Click here for the website, or see below for the schedule and poster.

Canadian Language Museum Exhibit, French in Canada
Posters on language maintenance and attitudes
1:00Welcome & Introduction
Dr. Naomi Nagy, University of Toronto
1:05Schwa in Ontario French
Dr. Darcie Blainey, University of Toronto & Dr. François Poiré, Western University
1:30The bilingual experience of Spanish heritage children in the Nation's Capital
Dr. Joanne Markle LaMontagne, University of Toronto
2:00Perception of Cantonese tone
Rachel Soo & Dr. Phil Monahan, University of Toronto
2:30Coffee and Tea Break
3:00Heritage Language Variation and Change in Toronto Student Showcase

  • Cantonese Tone, Sam Lo & Katherine Sung
  • Cantonese Consonants, Ziwen Tracy Tan
  • Polish Case and Code-switching, Paulina Łyskawa
  • 4:00Discussion with Audience, Reception to follow

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