July 31, 2018

Linguistics Garden Party 2018

Sali and Naomi recently hosted a mid-summer garden party to celebrate the department's successes over the past year, with special attention on Keren's contributions to the department as she steps down as department chair.

July 7, 2018

Lunch hosted by Keren

Keren Rice, our outgoing department chair, recently held a lunch in the lounge to thank everyone who's helped make the department work during her term. Of course, she very much deserves our thanks too!

New volume: Recursion across Domains

A new edited volume, Recursion across Domains, has been released with many contributions from the UofT linguistics community:

Guillaume Thomas (faculty): Embedded Imperatives in Mbyá

Fábio Bonfim Duarte (visiting scholar): Clausal Recursion, Predicate Raising, and Head-Finality in Tenetehára

Suzi Lima (faculty) and Pikuruk Kayabi: Recursion of Possessives and Locative Phrases in Kawaiwete

Ana T. Pérez-Leroux (faculty), Anny Castilla-Earls, Susana Béjar (faculty), Diane Massam (emerita), and Tyler Peterson (former visiting faculty, now at Arizona): Strong Continuity and Children’s Development of DP Recursion

July 4, 2018

Na-Young wins Excellent Student Paper Award at AATK 2018

Congratulations to Na-Young Ryu (PhD), the winner of the Excellent Student Paper Award for her paper "Effects of L1 transfer and L2 experience on the perception of Korean vowels" at the 23rd Annual Conference of the American Association of Teachers of Korean (AATK), held at the University of Toronto, June 21–23, 2018.

July 3, 2018

Majed wins Best Student Poster Award at CLA 2018

Majed Al-Solami (PhD) has received the Best Student Poster Award for his poster "Vowel elision, stress, and dialect contact in Bedouin dialects" at the 2018 meeting of the Canadian Linguistic Association in Regina. Well done, Majed!

July 2, 2018

Congratulations, Phil!

Phil Howson has defended his doctoral thesis "A phonetic examination of rhotics: gestural representation accounts for phonological behaviour". The committee was comprised of Alexei Kochetov (supervisor), Philip J. Monahan, Peter Jurgec, Nathan Sanders, Anabela Rato (Spanish & Portuguese Dept.), and Khalil Iskarous (USC, Dept. Linguistics).

In related news, Phil has accepted a post-doctoral research position at the University of Oregon, working with supervisor Melissa Redford.

Congratulations to Phil on these two pieces of good news!