June 24, 2013

Congratulations, Marina!

Alumnus Marina Sherkina-Lieber (PhD 2011) has received a SSHRC postdoctoral fellowship which she will hold at Carleton University, with Kumiko Murasugi, for two years. Her project, which began on May 1, 2013, is entitled "Heritage receptive bilinguals knowledge of noun incorporation in Inuktitut."  Marina says she is continuing her work on the morphosyntactic knowledge of those who "understand but don't speak" Inuktitut. This time she will work with the Ottawa Inuit community. Congratulations, Marina!

Congratulations, Will!

PhD student Will Oxford is leaving us shortly for the University of Manitoba, where he has accepted  a tenure-stream position specializing in Algonquian linguistics in the Department of Linguistics, commencing July 1. Will is currently completing his dissertation "Microparameters of agreement: The development of the Algonquian Independent inflection." Congratulations, Will!

Alana in Nunatsiavut

Alana Johns is just back from a few weeks of fieldwork in Nunatsiavut. Here are some photos: 

A shot from the plane, for people who might appreciate flying experiences that are less common in modern times, e.g. open cockpit.
Ice breaking up

Moravian church in Nain

June 9, 2013

21st International Congress of Acoustics and Proceedings of Meetings on Acoustics

Alexei Kochetov (faculty), Phil Howson (MA student), and Chris Neufeld (former BA student, currently MSc Speech-Language Pathology) have presented posters at the 21st International Congress of Acoustics held at the Palais des congrès in Montréal, QC (June 2-7, 2013). The papers have been published in the latest issue of the Proceedings of Meetings on Acoustics:
(Post courtesy of Alexei Kochetov)

June 7, 2013

Research Groups: Psycholinguistics (June 7/2013)

Post courtesy of Daphna Heller

There is a psycholinguistics meeting today (Friday, June 7th). Ana Teresa Pérez-Leroux (Spanish & LIN) will present her work entitled "Do children avoid recursive embedding? PP attachment in elicited referential descriptions". We gather at 10, the presentation starts at 10:15 in our regular Sid Smith 560A.

June 6, 2013

Photos from June Convocation 2013

 Yesterday, Sandrine Tailleur received her diploma at the June Convocation. Alumna Jessica Taylor (MA 2004) also received her diploma from the Department of Anthropology. Congratulations again!

(Photos courtesy of Yves Roberge)

Alumna Jessica Taylor (MA 2004) and Sandrine Tailleur

Yves Roberge and Sandrine Tailleur

More Good News from the Jackman Humanities Institute

Congratulations to Cristina Cuervo, Susana Béjar, and Ana Pérez-Leroux, whose proposal entitled "Beyond babble: Meanings in the minds of speakers" was approved for funding. This four-lecture series will take place in the coming academic year (exact dates TBA). The theme for this year's Jackman Humanities Institute Program for the Arts is: Translation and the Multiplicity of Languages; a full list of the events taking place is available here.