Apr 022019

L’Association canadienne de linguistique tiendra son congrès de 2019 lors du Congrès des sciences humaines à l’Université de Colombie-Britannique, du samedi le 1er juin au lundi le 3 juin 2019.

The Canadian Linguistic Association will hold its 2019 conference as part of the Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of British Columbia, from Saturday, June 1, to Monday, June 3, 2019.


dernière mise à jour: 15 mai 2019 | latest update: May 15, 2019

Événements speciaux

Special events

Samedi le 1er juin | Saturday, June 1
8:30 9:00

déjeuner | breakfast
fscFSC atrium


Morphosyntaxe | Morphosyntax


Discours-pragmatique | Discourse pragmatics

9:00 9:30

Precious Affia & Jila Ghomeshi (Manitoba)

Double number marking in Nigerian Pidgin English

David Heap & Adriana Soto Corominas (Western, Alberta)

Recycling in Catalan clitic acquisition: Underspecification and frequency effects

Zachary Gilkison (SFU)

Sounding How It Sounded: Quotation and Relevance in Hul’q’umi’num’ Salish Narratives

9:30 10:00

Johnnatan Ivens Antunes Nascimento (UQAM)

The singular case of clitic doubling in Brazilian Portuguese

Kenny Castillo (Western)

Prédicats récalcitrants lors de l’acquisition de la distinction indicatif-subjonctif de l’espagnol

Kerry Sluchinski (Alberta)

Genderless Narratives: The Pragmatics of ta in Chinese Social Media

10:00 10:30

Arsalan Kahnemuyipour & Sahar Taghipour (Toronto)

Hybrid alignment in Laki agreement and the special status of clitics

Francesca Jackman (Victoria)

Les fonctions discursives de l’emprunt whatever en chiac

10:30 10:45

pause | break


Syntaxe | Syntax

Phonétique | Phonetics

Contacte et revitalisation | Contact and Revitalization

10:45 11:15

Valentina Colasanti & Martina Wiltschko (UBC)

Spatial and social deixis and the speech act structure of nominals

Matthew Schuurman (UQAM)

Plosive reduction in two Baffin Inuktitut dialects

Heather Bliss (SFU)

Code-Switching in Blackfoot Stories

11:15 11:45

Elias Abdollahnejad (Calgary)

Persian ditransitives: Movement for specificity?

Isabelle Marcoux (UQAM)

Le timbre de schwa et des autres voyelles moyennes antérieures et arrondies en français de l’Île-de-France en comparaison avec le français laurentien

Paula Laita Pallarés (UPV/EHU)

Nenqayni ch’ih revitalization in Yuneŝit’in}

11:45 1:00

dîner | lunch

1:00 2:30

Session d’affiches 1 | Poster session 1


Syntaxe | Syntax

Phonologie | Phonology

Sémantique | Semantics

2:30 3:00

Mathieu Paillé (McGill)

Unergatives in Malay inside-verbals

B. Elan Dresher & Iryna Osadcha (Toronto)

Mobile Lexical Parentheses in Metrical Grids

Maxime Codère Corbeil (UQAM)

Sur le traitement des implicatures scalaires et de la similarité entre les énoncés

3:00 3:30

Virgilio Partida-Peñalva (Toronto)

Little-v agreement and Split-S in Mazahua

Fusheini Hudu (Ghana)

Prosodic licensing of segmental features in Dagbani

Sihwei Chen (Academia Sinica)

Widening the future: Ca-reduplication in Atayal

3:30 4:00

Will Oxford (Manitoba)

The Algonquian inverse: Syntax or morphology?

Anja Arnhold, Emily Elfner & Richard Compton (Alberta, York, UQAM)

On the Absence of Stress in Inuktitut

Heather Stephens (Toronto)

Yep, indeed: The certainty of polarity particles yep and nope

4:00 4:15

pause | break

4:15 6:15

Assemblée générale | Annual General Meeting

Dimanche le 2 juin | Sunday, June 2
8:30 9:00

déjeuner | breakfast
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Sémantique | Semantics

Morphophonologie | Morphophonology

Acquisition | Acquisition

9:00 9:30

Alexis Wellwood & Angela Xiaoxue He (USC)

Evaluating comparatives with superordinate mass nouns

Yurika Aonuki (UBC)

Adjective Intensification in American Sign Language

Natália Brambatti Guzzo, Heather Goad & Megan Deegan (McGill)

Stress systems can blend: Evidence from bilingual acquisition of French and English

9:30 10:00

Andrew Peters (Toronto)

Mongolian Converbs and the Macro-Event Property

John Lyon & Ewa Czaykowska-Higgins (CSU Fresno, Victoria)

Linearizing Clitics in Two Interior Salish Languages: Nsyilxcn and Nxaʔamxčín

Mingyu Qiu & Stephen Winters (Calgary)

Phonetic variations of F0 range in L1 and L2: A comparison between English and Japanese native speakers

10:00 10:30

Gloria Mellesmoen & Marianne Huijsmans (UBC)

Pluractionality in ʔayʔaǰuθəm

Angelica Hernandez & Yvan Rose (Western, MUN)

Introducing Phon to the sociophonetics research community

Natasha Swiderski & Yasaman Rafat (Western)

Orthographic effects in the production of the Spanish rhotics: Evidence from Haitian Creole speakers in Tijuana, Mexico

10:30 10:45

pause | break

10:45 12:15

Session d’affiches 2 | Poster session 2

12:15 1:45

dîner | lunch

Table ronde sur l’inclusion, la diversité, l’équité, la discrimination et le harcèlement dans le milieu de la linguistique canadienne | Round table on inclusion, diversity, equity, discrimination and harassment in the Canadian linguistic milieu
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Morphosyntaxe | Morphosyntax

Sociophonétique | Sociophonetics

Acquisition | Acquisition

1:45 2:15

Neil Banerjee (MIT)

Inward sensitive allomorphy in Bengali negation

Molly Babel, Amanda Cardoso, Kyra Hayter, Robert Pritchard & Kaining Xu (UBC)

Populating the map of British Columbia English

Adriana Soto-Corominas, Johanne Paradis, Magdalena Winters Difani, Evangelia Daskalaki & Redab Al Janaideh (Alberta, OISE)

The Syntactic Acquisition in English and Arabic of Syrian Refugee Children: Influence from Cognitive and Environmental Factors

2:15 2:45

Sigwan Thivierge (Maryland)

Phase Unlocking in Georgian

Amanda Cardoso (UBC)

Canadian Raising in Polysyllabic Words in Western Canada

Mihaela Pirvulescu, Virginia Hill, Nadia Nacif, Rena Helms-Park & Maria Petrescu (Toronto, UNB, Ryerson)

The acquisition of adverbs in trilingual children

2:45 3:15

Kinza Mahoon (Toronto)

Nominal Modification in Hindi-Urdu

Gerard Van Herk, Becky Childs & Osama Omari (MUN, Coastal Carolina, Yarmouk)

Stopposites: Exploiting cross-linguistic conflict sites to explore the socio/linguistic interface

3:15 4:00

Foire de programmes de cycles supérieurs | Grad Programme Fair

pause | break

4:00 5:00

Communication plénière | Plenary talk
Elaine Gold
Lauréate du prix national d’excellence | Recipient of the National Achievement Award
“How a Posting on Linguist List Changed My Life”

5:00 7:00

Réception du recteur | President’s reception

Lundi le 3 juin | Monday, June 3
8:30 9:00

déjeuner | breakfast

Session speciale | Special session
in honour of Michael Rochemont | en l’honneur de Michael Rochement

9:00 9:05

Introduction: Martina Wiltschko (UBC)

9:05 9:10

Remembering Michael Rochemont: Yves Roberge (Toronto)

9:15 9:45

Roger Yu-Hsiang Lo, Angelika Kiss & Maxime Tulling (UBC, Toronto, NYU)

The prosody of Cantonese information-seeking and negative rhetorical wh-questions

9:45 10:15

Johannes Heim (UBC)

Decomposing Speech Acts

10:15 10:45

Hermann Keupdjio & Katie Martin (UBC)

Exhaustive Focus in Gitksan and Medumba

10:45 11:00

pause | break


Syntaxe | Syntax

Changement et variation linguistique | Language variation and change

Phonologie | Phonology

11:00 11:30

Alma Bulut & Adel Jebali (Concordia)

L’emploi observable des clitiques du serbo-croate

Katie Slemp & Tatiana Fernandez (Western)

The H-Pattern in Central Ibero-Romance: Further Evidence for Morphomes

Avery Ozburn (UBC)

An analysis of ATR harmony in Alur

11:30 12:00

Daniel Currie Hall (SMU)

Morphological phi-agreement in English: Singular they and relative who

Panayiotis Pappas, Angela Ralli & Symeon Tsolakidis (SFU, Patras)

Patterns of past tense formation in the Greek of Greek-Canadians

Marjorie Leduc (Concordia)

Feature-filling and underspecified vowels: An account of irregularities in Votic vowel harmony

12:00 12:30

Dennis Ryan Storoshenko (Calgary)

Plurality and Binding within the English th…sel{f/ves} Paradigm

Márton Sóskuthy (UBC)

The origins of /u/-fronting: A cross-linguistic study

Connor Mayer & Robert Daland (UCLA)

A method for learning features from observed phonological classes

12:30 1:30

dîner | Lunch

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Syntaxe | Syntax

Changement et variation linguistique | Language variation and change

Phonologie | Phonology

1:30 2:00

Dennis Ott & Raymond Therrien (Ottawa)

Swiping in Canadian French and its Implications for the Theory of Sluicing

Elena Voskovskaia (GPRC)

La productivité morphologique des composés A-N et N-de-N dans la littérature française du 17e au 20e siecle

Gunnar Olafur Hansson (UBC)

The limits of opaque phonology: Icelandic glide deletion reconsidered

2:00 2:30

Peng Han (Calgary)

Testing contexts’ effects on the Mandarin reflexive anaphor ziji’s interpretation

Duaa Abuamsha (Calgary)

A Grammaticalization Approach to the Progressive Marker in Palestinian Arabic

Koorosh Ariyaee (Toronto)

The need for indexed markedness constraints: Evidence from spoken Persian

2:30 3:00

Hanadi Azhari & Jila Ghomeshi (Umm Al-Qura University, Manitoba)

Emergent Participles in Makkan Arabic

Michael Dow (UdeM)

Subsegmental interactions between affrication and devoicing in Québec French

3:00 3:15

pause | break


Syntaxe | Syntax

Lexicale | Lexical

Psycholinguistique | Psycholinguistics

3:15 3:45

Myriam Dali (Ottawa)

Syntactic gender is on Num

Alexandra Chabot & Marianne Laplante (UQAM)

Apport de la statistique exploratoire à la Pokémonastique : Symbolisme phonétique dans les néologismes en français

Philip Monahan, Alejandro Pérez & Jessamyn Schertz (Toronto)

Abstract Phonological Features: EEG Evidence from English Voicing

3:45 4:15

Sahar Taghipour (Toronto)

Definiteness in Laki: Its contributions to the DP structure

Laurence Gagnon & Anne-Marie Parisot (UQAM)

Création lexicale en langue des signes québécoise (LSQ) pour des concepts de l’astronomie

Félix Desmeules-Trudel & Marc Joanisse (Western)

Memory traces of newly-learned words that contain non-native sounds are more robust after sleep consolidation

4:15 4:45

Ivanna Richardson (Ottawa)

Counting Khmer Nouns: A Plural and Classifiers that Co-occur

Kathleen Currie Hall, Oksana Tkachman & Yurika Aonuki (UBC)

Lexical Competition and Articulatory Enhancement in American Sign Language

Terrina Chan, Gracellia Purnomo, Ryan Taylor & Bryan Gick (UBC)

Electromyographic analysis of coarticulation in speech and smile movements

4:45 5:15

Elizabeth Ritter & Martina Wiltschko (Calgary, UBC)

The syntax of formality: Universals and variation

John Alderete, Queenie Chan & Henny Yeung (SFU)

Tone slips in Cantonese: Evidence for early phonological encoding

Mar 192019

Chers/chères membres de l’ACL et collègues,

Nous souhaitons mettre sur pied un comité spécial sur l’inclusion, la diversité et l’équité dans le milieu de la linguistique canadienne. Afin de structurer ce comité et d’en déterminer le mandat exact, nous aimerions connaître vos préoccupations et besoins concernant tout sujet relié à ces notions. Nous vous invitons donc à joindre la discussion en participant à la communauté MeWe « ACL-CLA.inclusion » à laquelle vous pouvez accéder en suivant ce lien https://mewe.com/join/cla-acl-inclusion. Notez que nous sommes également à la recherche de volontaires intéressés à contribuer aux activités du comité de façon régulière. Et enfin, nous vous invitons à nous joindre à discuter des questions pertinentes à la table ronde qui aura lieu le 2 juin au Congrès.

À titre informatif, nous croyons que le comité pourrait avoir une mission tripartite : (i) éduquer à travers la dissémination d’information et l’organisation d’ateliers, (ii) engendrer et encourager la réflexion et la discussion au moyen de forums sur le web ou en personne, (iii) créer des espaces sûrs (ponctuels ou permanents) où les membres de l’ACL s’estimant victimes d’exclusion, de discrimination ou de harcèlement puissent trouver du soutien.

Nous espérons que vous serez plusieurs à répondre à l’appel.

N’hésitez pas à communiquer avec nous directement pour toute question, requête ou pour tout commentaire.

Bien cordialement,

Anne Bertrand
Candidate au doctorat
Département de linguistique
University of British Columbia
Membre, ACL
Carrie Dyck
Professeure agrégée
Département de linguistique
Memorial University of NL
Vice-Presidente, ACL

Dear CLA Members and Colleagues,

We propose to launch an ad hoc committee on “Inclusion, diversity, and equity in the Canadian linguistic milieu”. In order to determine the structure and mandate of the committee, we would like to hear about your needs and concerns regarding any of the topics listed in the committee title. To this end, we invite you to participate in the MeWe community “ACL-CLA.inclusion”, which you can join via the following link https://mewe.com/join/cla-acl-inclusion. Please note as well that we are looking for volunteers interested in contributing regularly to the activities of the proposed committee. And finally, save the date: we invite you to join us in discussing the issues at the CLA Roundtable on June 2, at Congress.

To begin, we think that the committee could have a three-part mission: (i) educating through information sharing and workshops; (ii) creating and encouraging reflection and dialogue through web forums or in person; (iii) creating (short- or long-term) safe spaces to support CLA members who consider themselves to be victims of exclusion, discrimination, or harassment.

We hope to hear from many of you. Please feel free to approach us directly with any of your questions, requests, or comments.


Anne Bertrand
Ph.D. candidate
Department of Linguistics
University of British Columbia
Member, CLA
Carrie Dyck
Associate professor
Department of Linguistics
Memorial University of NL
Vice-President, CLA
Mar 192019

The Faculty of Arts at Saint Mary’s University seeks applicants for a 12-month Indigenous Postdoctoral Fellowship starting September 1, 2019, and a four-month Indigenous Visiting Fellowship, starting either Sept. 1, 2019 or Jan. 1, 2020.

Position descriptions:

In both cases, please submit applications to deanapps@smu.ca. Review of applications will begin April 1, 2019.

Mar 152019

They, Hirself, Em, and You: Nonbinary pronouns in research and practice

June 11-13, 2019

Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario

email: theyconference2019@gmail.com
website: https://educ.queensu.ca/they2019

They, Hirself, Xem, and You (THEY) is a three-day conference bringing together linguists and other researchers and practitioners working on topics relating to nonbinary pronouns in English. The goal of this conference is to bring together researchers working on topics relating to nonbinary gender (usage, users, and user experiences) in language, particularly in pronouns, in order to both raise the profile of this research within linguistics and other disciplines, and to build resources that can be used by educators, policy makers, community advocates, and researchers in other fields.

It will include two interleaved tracks of talks and presentations (more below): one featuring research from linguistics, and one featuring scholars and practitioners from other fields. There will also be a series of four invited keynote talks, open to the public, and one of the conference outputs will be a resource compiling information and resources on nonbinary pronouns, for general use.

Keynote Speakers:

  • Lauren Ackerman, Newcastle University
  • Kirby Conrod, University of Washington
  • Lex Konnelly, University of Toronto
  • Brooke Larson

Organizing Committee:

  • Bronwyn Bjorkman, Queen’s University (Linguistics)
  • Lee Airton, Queen’s University (Education)
  • Lex Konnelly, University of Toronto (Linguistics & Sexual Diversity Studies)


THEY features two tracks of talks and presentations: one featuring research from linguistics (L- Track), and one featuring scholars and practitioners from other fields (O-Track). Each track has a separate call for papers, proposal format, and submission deadline. Please ensure that your submission follows the format for your desired track.

When you submit your proposal, please indicate either “L-Track Proposal” or “O-Track Proposal” in the subject line of your email to theyconference2019@gmail.com.

When preparing your proposal for either track, please note that THEY as a conference exclusively focuses on nonbinary language in English. This is for reasons of consistency across sessions and in recognition of the fact that issues germane to language change in English are not universal or transferable.

Anyone interested in organizing a panel discussion in within or across tracks in lieu of submitting individual proposals is invited to contact the organizers directly at theyconference2019@gmail.com.

L-Track Call for Proposals

We invite L-Track proposals for talks presenting research relating to nonbinary gender in language, or language use in nonbinary and trans communities. Proposals are welcome from any subdiscipline of linguistics, including (but not limited to) sociolinguistics, theoretical linguistics, psycholinguistics, and applied linguistics.

Talks will be 20 minutes long; depending on the volume of submissions a poster session may be added to the program.

L-Track Review Process

L-Track proposals will undergo blind review.

L-Track Proposal Format

L-Track proposals should be in the form of a one-page abstract (minimum font size 11pt), including any linguistic examples; a second page may be attached with references and figures, if needed. Abstracts should be submitted via email to theyconference2019@gmail.com, with “L- Track Proposal” in the subject line, by the deadline of March 31, 2019 (11PM Eastern). Please ensure that the abstract, including its file name, does not include any information identifying the author(s).

Notification of L-Track acceptance will be sent out by April 10, 2019.

O-Track Call for Proposals

We invite O-Track proposals for presentations on the conference theme, whether or not these are academic or supported by a formal academic paper. O-Track proposals may directly engage themes related but not limited to:

  • nonbinary, genderqueer and/or transgender peoples’ experiences with nonbinary language including (but not limited to) gender-neutral pronouns (GNP)
  • intersectionality in nonbinary language and/or communities;
  • the impact of nonbinary language on institutions, relationships, practices, etc.
  • support or advocacy for nonbinary language and/or GNP users in various forums (e.g., media, academia, popular culture, policy) and contexts (e.g., schools; health, social or community services; workplaces);
  • thoughts on future directions in nonbinary language and/or GNP usage.

Importantly, O-Track invites both original scholarship i.e., formal papers or presentations on work that has not been published or made available elsewhere, and papers or presentations that bring out relevant themes from previously public or published work.

O-Track Review Process

As we are aiming to maximize the participation of people from outside of Linguistics, we are offering two review options for O-track submission.

If you require blind review in order to receive funds or institutional recognition of your participation, we have a blind review option (1). If not, we offer a non-blind review option (2) where acceptance is adjudicated on the basis of relevance and available space in the program. Please indicate your preference when you submit your proposal. If no review preference is indicated, proposals shall receive non-blind review.

O-Track Proposal Format

O-Track proposals include: a 150-200-word abstract describing the topic, scope and aims of the presentation or paper; brief biographical information about the presenter(s); your preference for blind or non-blind review.

Proposals should be submitted via email to theyconference2019@gmail.com, with “O-Track Proposal” in the subject line, by the deadline of April 30, 2019 (11PM Eastern).

Notification of O-Track acceptance will be sent out by May 7, 2019.

Mar 132019

Nous invitons les étudiants et membres du corps professoral à soumettre des résumés pour le onzième atelier annuel Changement et variation au Canada (CVC 11), qui aura lieu du 14 au 15 juin à l’Université Memorial à St. John’s (Terre-Neuve-et-Labrador).

CVC est un atelier bilingue (français-anglais) qui réunit des chercheurs travaillant dans le cadre variationniste sur des variétés de langues parlées au Canada et/ou dans une institution canadienne.

Cette année, il y aura une séance spéciale portant sur les « Connexions avec la communauté ».  Nous encourageons des résumés à ce sujet. D’autres sujets et thèmes sont également bienvenus. Un choix de présentations de l’atelier sera publié dans Linguistica Atlantica, la revue de l’Association de linguistique des provinces atlantiques (ALPA).

La date limite pour la soumissions des résumés à cvc.11.2019@gmail.com est le 7 avril.

Organisateurs : Gerard Van Herk et Paul De Decker, Université Memorial

Contact : cvc.11.2019@gmail.com

We invite students and faculty to submit abstract proposals for the 11th annual Change and Variation in Canada (CVC 11) workshop to be held June 14-15, 2019 at Memorial University in St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador.

CVC is a bilingual (French-English) workshop that brings together researchers working in variationist sociolinguistics  on Canadian language varieties and/or at Canadian institutions.

This year, we plan to hold a special workshop on “Connecting with the Community” and welcome abstract submissions along this theme. Other topics and themes are welcome as well. Selected papers from the workshop will be published by Linguistica Atlantica, the journal of the Atlantic Provinces Linguistic Association (APLA).

Please submit pdf abstracts (maximum one page) to cvc.11.2019@gmail.com before April 7.

Organizers: Gerard Van Herk and Paul De Decker, Memorial University

Contact: cvc.11.2019@gmail.com

Dec 192018

Department Head (Associate or Full Professor)
Specializing in Linguistics or Applied Linguistics

Well-established scholars in Linguistics or Applied Linguistics are invited to apply for a tenured appointment at the rank of Associate or Full Professor. The successful candidate will serve as Department Head for a period of five years following appointment (with the possibility of renewal). Appointment will be in the Department of Linguistics (College of Arts and Science).


The successful candidate must have a PhD in Linguistics, Applied Linguistics, or a relevant area. She or he will be productively engaged in ongoing research focusing on Linguistics or Applied Linguistics, and will have a record of research success, experience teaching undergraduate and graduate students in Linguistics or Applied Linguistics, and a potential to supervise graduate students.

Applicants should have relevant administrative experience or potential for such service commensurate with the duties of Department Head, and should be able to represent the interests of the department in the broader context of the College of Arts and Science. We seek applicants who excel as teacher-scholars with demonstrable teaching accomplishments, a well- established program of research, and evidence of research funding.

In the context of a major reinvestment into the Department of Linguistics by the College of Arts and Science, the successful candidate will have the opportunity to help develop a new vision and new initiatives for the department, to guide and mentor newer faculty, to build on continuing growth, and to enhance student enrollments and learning experiences.

Appointment is expected to be at the Associate Professor or Full Professor rank. The current salary bands are: Assistant Professor: $93,293 to $112,109; Associate Professor: $112,109 to $130,925; Full Professor: $130,925 to $152,877. In addition, Department Heads in the College of Arts and Science receive a stipend and research grant support.

This position also provides a comprehensive benefits package which includes a dental, health and extended vision care plan; pension plan, life insurance (compulsory and voluntary), academic long term disability, sick leave, travel insurance, death benefits, an employee assistance program, a professional expense allowance, and a flexible health and wellness spending program.

College of Arts and Science and University of Saskatchewan

The College of Arts and Science offers a dynamic combination of programs in the fine arts, humanities, the social sciences, and the sciences. There are over 10,000 undergraduate and graduate students in the College and 295 faculty, including 10 Canada Research Chairs. The College emphasizes student and faculty research, scholarly and artistic work, interdisciplinary programs, community outreach, and Indigenization and internationalization initiatives.

The University of Saskatchewan’s main campus is situated on Treaty 6 Territory and the Homeland of the Métis. The University of Saskatchewan is located in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, a city with a diverse and thriving economic base, a vibrant arts community and a full range of leisure opportunities.

The University has a reputation for excellence in teaching, research and scholarly activities and offers a full range of undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs to a student population of over 24,000.

Application Procedure:

Submit applications electronically by e-mail as a complete dossier in PDF format. The dossier should include detailed curriculum vitae, cover letter, summary of administrative experience, statement of research interests, teaching dossier that includes a statement of teaching interests and philosophy and teaching evaluations, and samples of published works. Applicants will also arrange for three letters of reference to be provided directly to the Department. Submit applications to amy.karakochuk@usask.ca.

For any further inquiries, contact:

Professor Joe Garcea
College of Arts and Science
Room 522, Arts Building, 9 Campus Drive
University of Saskatchewan
Saskatoon, SK S7N 5A5
Telephone: (306) 966-8798

Review of applications will begin February 22, 2019; however, applications will be accepted and evaluated until the position is filled. The anticipated start date is July 1, 2019.

The University of Saskatchewan is strongly committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace that empowers all employees to reach their full potential. All members of the university community share a responsibility for developing and maintaining an environment in which differences are valued and inclusiveness is practiced. The university welcomes applications from those who will contribute to the diversity of our community. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

Dec 192018

Appel à communications et appel à propositions
21e Congrès d’Études Inuit

Du 3 au 6 octobre 2019 à Montréal, Québec, Canada

Le comité d’organisation du 21e Congrès d’Études Inuit est heureux d’annoncer l’appel à communication et l’appel à propositions. L’Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM) accueillera cet évènement à Montréal du 3 au 6 octobre 2019.

Nous invitons les Ainés, les détenteurs du savoir traditionnel, les intervenants communautaires, les enseignants, les chercheurs, les artistes, les décideurs politiques, les étudiants et autres à soumettre une proposition pour une présentation individuelle ou collective. De plus, nous invitons les propositions pour des sessions thématiques, des tables rondes, des panels de discussion, des ateliers, des séminaires sur des sujets d’intérêts spécifiques, ainsi que des activités culturelles, des expositions et des performances. Le Congrès d’Études Inuit est une conférence internationale et multidisciplinaire présentant en tandem les connaissances traditionnelles et les expertises des Inuit ainsi que les recherches universitaires provenant de diverses disciplines portant sur les personnes Inuit et leur territoire.

Le thème de la conférence cette année est Tukisiqattautiniq « Se comprendre ». Le comité d’organisation accueillera particulièrement les propositions qui encouragent la compréhension et le dialogue entre les peuples et les générations. Le logo de cette année étend ce thème à la compréhension du monde naturel.

Toute personne intéressée à soumettre un résumé pour une présentation ou à organiser une session thématique, une table ronde, un panel de discussion, un atelier, un séminaire, une exposition ou une performance devra soumettre leur proposition aux organisateurs du Congrès au plus tard le 1er mars 2019. Le comité de programme sélectionnera les communications qui seront présentées au congrès. Les sélections seront rendues publiques d’ici le 1er avril 2019.

Pour plus de détails concernant la soumission des propositions, veuillez visiter le lien suivant : https://sites.grenadine.uqam.ca/sites/inuitstudies2019/fr/isc2019/about/pages/4/Appel+à+communications

Date limite pour les soumissions : 1er mars 2019

Pour plus amples informations sur le congrès, veuillez visiter : http://inuitstudies2019.ca

Ou contacter : Richard Compton
Courriel : inuitstudies2019@uqam.ca
Téléphone : 514 987-3000, poste 3192

Call for Papers and Call for Proposals
21st Inuit Studies Conference

October 3-6, 2019, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

The organizing committee of the 21st Inuit Studies Conference is pleased to announce the Call for Papers and the Call for Proposals. The University of Quebec at Montreal (UQAM) will host the conference in Montreal from October 3rd to 6th, 2019.

We invite Elders, knowledge-bearers, community advocates, teachers, researchers, artists, policy-makers, students and others to submit proposals for individual or group presentations. In addition, we invite proposals for thematic sessions, roundtables, panel discussions, workshops, and seminars on specific topics of interest, as well as for cultural activities, exhibits, and performances. The Inuit Studies Conference is an international and multidisciplinary conference showcasing both Inuit traditional knowledge and expertise as well as academic research from a wide variety of disciplines on topics relating to Inuit peoples and the Inuit homeland.

This year’s conference theme is Tukisiqattautiniq “Understanding Each Other”. The organizing committee particularly welcomes proposals that encourage understanding and dialogue between peoples and generations. This year’s conference logo extends the theme of understanding to the natural world.

Anyone interested in submitting an abstract for a presentation or in organizing a thematic session, roundtable, panel discussion, workshop, seminar, exhibit, or performance, should send their proposal to the organizers of the Conference no later than March 1, 2019. The programme committee will select the papers to be presented at the conference. The selections will be made public by April 1st.

For additional details on proposal submission, please visit:

Submission Deadline: March 1, 2019

For further information about the conference: http://inuitstudies2019.ca

Or contact: Richard Compton
Email: inuitstudies2019@uqam.ca
Phone: 514 987-3000, ext. 3192

Dec 142018

Assistant Professor – Linguistics, Theoretical or Laboratory Phonology

The Department of Language Studies at the University of Toronto Mississauga (UTM) invites applications for a tenure-stream position in Linguistics at the rank of Assistant Professor in the area of theoretical or laboratory phonology. The position start date is July 1, 2019.

Qualified candidates must have earned a PhD in Linguistics by date of appointment, or shortly thereafter. Duties will include teaching in our Linguistics programs at all undergraduate levels, teaching at the graduate level, supervision of graduate students, maintaining an active research agenda, and participating in the academic life of the department. We seek candidates whose research and teaching interests complement and strengthen our existing departmental strengths (www.utm.utoronto.ca/language-studies/department-language-studies).

The successful candidate must have a record of excellence in research and in teaching, and will be expected to develop and maintain an active, innovative, independent, internationally competitive, and externally funded program of research. Evidence of excellence in research can be demonstrated through publications in top-ranked and field-relevant academic journals or forthcoming publications meeting high international standards, presentations at significant conferences, research grants and awards, and strong endorsements by referees of high standing. Evidence of excellence in teaching can be demonstrated through teaching accomplishments, strong letters of reference, and the teaching dossier including a statement of teaching philosophy, sample course syllabi, and teaching evaluations, submitted as part of the application.

The successful applicant will teach undergraduate Linguistics courses at the Department of Language Studies, UTM and will also undertake graduate teaching and supervision as a member of the Graduate Department of Linguistics (https://linguistics.utoronto.ca/) at the St George campus.

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

For more information about the University of Toronto Mississauga and the Department of Language Studies please visit www.utm.utoronto.ca/ and www.utm.utoronto.ca/language-studies/.

All qualified candidates are invited to apply online at https://utoronto.taleo.net/careersection/10050/jobdetail.ftl?job=1804700. Applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching dossier (including a statement of teaching philosophy, sample course syllabi, and teaching evaluations), a statement outlining current and future research interests, a diversity statement as it relates to research and teaching (see details below), and two representative publications. All application materials must be submitted online. Please direct questions to joanna.szewczyk@utoronto.ca. The application deadline is January 10, 2019.

Equity and diversity are among UTM’s core values and are essential to academic excellence. We seek candidates who value diversity and whose research, teaching, and service bear out our commitment to equity. Candidates are therefore also asked to submit a 1-2 page statement of contributions to equity and diversity, which might cover topics such as (but not limited to): research or teaching that incorporates a focus on underrepresented communities, the development of inclusive pedagogies, or the mentoring of students from underrepresented groups.

Arrangements should be made for three recent letters of reference, which must comment on the applicant’s research and teaching abilities, to be addressed to Professor Emmanuel Nikiema, Chair of the Search Committee, and sent directly by the referee to langstudies.chair@utoronto.ca by the closing date. Please ensure that the candidate’s name and “Linguistics Search” are included in the subject line and that letters are on a letterhead, signed, dated and scanned.

Submission guidelines can be found at http://uoft.me/how-to-apply. We recommend combining attachments into one or two files in PDF/MS Word format.

The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from racialized persons / persons of colour, women, Indigenous / Aboriginal People of North America, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

As part of your application, you will be asked to complete a brief Diversity Survey. This survey is voluntary. Any information directly related to you is confidential and cannot be accessed by search committees or human resources staff. Results will be aggregated for institutional planning purposes. For more information, please see http://uoft.me/UP.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Dec 062018

Programmes de cycles supérieurs en linguistique à l’Université du Québec à Montréal

Le Département de linguistique de l’Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM) souhaite inviter les personnes intéressées à poursuivre des études de maîtrise ou de doctorat à soumettre leur demande d’admission. Tout dossier soumis avant le 1er mai 2019 pourra être considéré pour l’octroi d’une bourse d’entrée au trimestre d’automne 2019.

Nos programmes de maîtrise et de doctorat sont des programmes de recherche procurant une formation de pointe dans l’ensemble des champs de la linguistique théorique ainsi que dans de nombreux champs de la linguistique appliquée :

Maîtrise :
Doctorat :

Une description des champs de recherche du corps professoral ainsi que des différents laboratoires et centres de recherche peut être consultée sur le site du département : https://linguistique.uqam.ca/la-recherche/champs-dexpertise/. Nous sommes heureux d’accueillir un nouveau professeur en sémantique, Grégoire Winterstein, qui s’est joint au département le 1er août 2018, et nous allons bientôt annoncer l’ouverture d’un poste en acquisition de la langue première.

Notre département déploie tous ses efforts pour soutenir financièrement les étudiantes et étudiants aux cycles supérieurs. Ceux-ci performent très bien aux différents concours de bourses d’excellence (CRSH, FRQSC, Fondation de l’UQAM, et autres) et peuvent profiter de nombreux emplois étudiants au sein du département (assistanats de recherche, auxiliariats d’enseignement, charges de cours) qui contribuent également à leur formation.

Pour plus d’informations sur les programmes de cycles supérieurs, veuillez contacter le directeur des programmes, Philip Comeau (comeau.philip@uqam.ca).

Graduate programs in Linguistics at the Université du Québec à Montréal

The Department of Linguistics at the Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM) would like to invite those interested in pursuing an MA or a PhD to submit an application. All applications received by May 1st, 2019, will be considered for an admission scholarship for the Fall 2019 term.

The language of instruction and departmental life at UQAM is French, but MA theses and PhD dissertations may be submitted in another language with permission of the student’s committee and the Department. Our MA and PhD programs are research-focused and provide state-of-the-art training in all fields of linguistic theory as well as numerous areas of applied linguistics:


A description of the areas of research of our professors as well as our various labs and research centres is available on
the departmental website: https://linguistique.uqam.ca/la-recherche/champs-dexpertise/. We are pleased to welcome a new semantics professor, Grégoire Winterstein, who joined the Department on August 1st, 2018, and we will soon be announcing a new position in first language (L1) acquisition.

Our department strives to provide financial support for graduate students. Our students perform very well in scholarship competitions (SSHRC, FRQSC, Fondation de l’UQAM, etc.) and can also benefit from a number of student jobs within the department (research assistantships, teaching assistantships, lecturer positions), which further contribute to their training.

For more information on our graduate programs, please contact the Graduate Program Director, Philip Comeau (comeau.philip@uqam.ca).