Jul 132017

The Department of Linguistics at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, invites applications for a tenure-track position in Computational Linguistics to begin January 1, 2018, with appointment at the rank of Instructor (in UBC’s Educational Leadership stream; see: http://ctlt.ubc.ca/programs/all-our-programs/teaching-and- educational-leadership/).The successful candidate should have a primary specialization in Computational Linguistics, with a demonstrated ability to teach courses in Computational Linguistics with knowledge in at least three of the following areas: computational morphology, computational pragmatics, computational semantics, syntax and parsing, machine learning, and machine translation. We especially encourage applicants who have experience combining insights from Computational Linguistics with traditional areas of linguistic enquiry. Experience in the tech industry is considered an asset. Candidates must have a Ph.D. in Linguistics, Computer Science, or a closely related field and are expected to demonstrate a record of or potential for high-quality educational leadership, especially in the area of curriculum or program development, and teaching of a variety of courses at the graduate and undergraduate levels. The successful candidate will be expected to maintain an active program of excellent teaching, service, and educational leadership.

As this is a tenure-track position, the successful candidate will be reviewed for reappointment, tenure, and promotion in subsequent years, in accordance with the Collective Agreement. For a description of the Instructor rank and criteria for reappointment and promotion, visit: http://www.hr.ubc.ca/faculty-relations/collective- agreements/appointment-faculty/.

The Department of Linguistics, in collaboration with the Master of Data Science (Departments of Computer Science and Statistics) is developing a new professional master-level stream in Computational Linguistics. The successful candidate will play a formative role in the development of this program and its curriculum, and is expected to hold significant administrative responsibility for the program. The successful candidate will also teach and participate in the Department’s academic graduate and undergraduate programs, with a focus on educational leadership. The Department covers a broad range of subfields in linguistics, and approaches these from a variety of perspectives, with particular strengths in formal-theoretical linguistics, experimental and field linguistics, language acquisition, and computational approaches to the study of communicative behaviour; the Department is a centre for the study of the indigenous languages of the Americas with a particular focus on the First Nations languages of western Canada, and has a long history of work on African languages. See the Department website (http://www.linguistics.ubc.ca) for further details.

Applicants are asked to provide: a letter of application, curriculum vitae, a teaching dossier (including a teaching statement, course evaluations, example of pedagogical materials, examples of any published or unpublished scholarship of teaching and learning), and a statement of past and potential contributions to educational leadership (maximum one page), along with any additional supporting documents (max. file size 3MB per document). Applications must be submitted electronically, via email to: edna.dharmaratne@ubc.ca (with “Computational Linguistics Search” in the subject line), by August 16, 2017.

In addition, applicants should arrange for three confidential signed letters of recommendation to be sent separately by the same date to the email address above. Applicants should ensure that referees are aware that this is a position in the Educational Leadership stream and should accordingly provide evidence with a focus on teaching and educational leadership. Enquiries addressed to Dr. Bryan Gick, Chair of the Search Committee, c/o Edna Dharmaratne, Administrator, may be sent to the same email address.

This position is subject to final budgetary approval. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence. An open and diverse community fosters the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or discouraged. We encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Métis, Inuit, or Indigenous person. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Jul 052017

Academic unit: French
Category of appointment: Preliminary (Tenure-Track)
Field of specialization: French Linguistics
Rank/Position title: Assistant Professor
Start date: January 1, 2018
Closing date for applications: August 31, 2017

About the position:

The Department of French invites applications from qualified candidates for a preliminary appointment in French linguistics at the rank of Assistant Professor, beginning January 1, 2018.

The candidate will be expected to teach primarily undergraduate and graduate courses in French linguistics, with some occasional teaching assignment in the areas of research methodology and French-as-a-second-language. Teaching needs in French linguistics cover a comprehensive range of courses, from introduction to upper-year special topic seminars and, including foundation courses in a variety of subfields (such as syntax, semantics, morphology, sociolinguistics and linguistic analysis). In addition, the candidate will be expected to provide graduate supervision at the MA level, to actively engage in a program of research leading to significant peer-reviewed publications and to contribute meaningfully to the academic and administrative life of the Department.

The Department of French at Carleton University offers programs in French and French studies at the undergraduate and MA level, with a focus on French linguistics and French literary studies. Programs and courses respond to the academic needs of a predominantly English- speaking student population. The Department draws from linguistic expertise in the areas of sociolinguistics, phonetics, morphosyntax, language ecology and the study of French variation in general. Programs and courses build on an established tradition of approaching French studies from a North American perspective, and increasingly situate French studies in an expanded global context. The Department is committed to fostering a vibrant academic environment that can benefit student engagement and sustaining a strong collegial involvement in curriculum development.


The position requires a Ph.D. in French linguistics (to be completed by the time of the appointment). The successful candidate will demonstrate teaching excellence relevant to the position and a strong potential for developing and maintaining an innovative program of peer- reviewed research. Native or near-native fluency in both French and English is a requirement. Preferences will be given to candidates with a specialization likely to contribute to the department’s global and international focus on French Studies.

Application instructions:

The closing date for application is August 31, 2017. Applications must include the following in a single PDF document: a letter of intent, a CV, a sample of recent research, a concise dossier that includes written evidence of teaching effectiveness (minimally, teaching evaluations), and the contact information of three potential referees. The application should be sent electronically in PDF format (one document) to both Dr. Randall Gess, Assistant Chair, Department of French,
Carleton University (email: Randall.gess@carleton.ca) and Mrs. Marie-Eve Couture, Departmental Administrator (MarieEve.couture@carleton.ca).

Please indicate in your application if you are a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada.

About Carleton University:

Join our intellectual and collaborative community of scholars. Carleton University is a dynamic and innovative research and teaching institution with a national and international reputation as a leader in collaborative teaching and learning, research and governance. To learn more about our University and the City of Ottawa, please visit www.carleton.ca/provost.

Carleton University is strongly committed to fostering diversity within its community as a source of excellence, cultural enrichment, and social strength. We welcome those who would contribute to the further diversification of our University including, but not limited to: women; visible minorities; First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples; persons with disabilities; and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity and expressions.

Applicants selected for an interview are asked to contact the Chair of the Search Committee as soon as possible to discuss any accommodation requirements. Arrangements will be made in a timely manner.

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

Jun 212017

Les français d’ici

7e édition, Montréal
colloque international organisé par
le Département d’études françaises de l’Université Concordia et
le projet – Le français à la mesure d’un continent : un patrimoine en partage (dir. France Martineau),
subventionné par le Conseil de recherches en sciences humaines du Canada
dans le cadre du programme des Grands Travaux de recherche concertée.

Université Concordia, 6, 7 et 8 juin 2018

Après avoir été organisé à l’Université de Montréal, en 2010, le colloque Les français d’ici revient à Montréal, pour sa septième édition qui se déroulera à l’Université Concordia. Ce colloque bisannuel offre aux chercheur(e)s, professeur(e)s ou étudiant(e)s, qui s’intéressent aux variétés de français et aux francophonies nord-américaines l’occasion de partager leurs travaux et leurs réflexions en la matière, quelles que soient leurs approches théoriques et méthodologiques. Nous accueillons donc toute proposition rendant compte de travaux variés pour une communication de 20 minutes, suivie d’une période de discussion de 10 minutes. La proposition ne doit pas dépasser 400 mots (sans les références). Le nombre de propositions pouvant être soumis par la même personne (seule ou en coprésentation) est limité à deux.

Par ailleurs, comme c’était le cas pour les éditions précédentes, ce colloque met en lumière une orientation particulière, mais non limitative. À l’occasion de cette 7e édition, nous invitons tout particulièrement la communauté à privilégier le thème suivant : Le français en contact en Amérique. Nous ne limitons les travaux à aucune perspective ni à aucun domaine de la linguistique, en particulier. Les phénomènes peuvent donc être abordés d’un point de vue diachronique, diatopique, diaphasique, diagénique, diastratique ou encore diamésique.

La langue du colloque est le français, mais les propositions en anglais seront également prises en considération. Les communications doivent être des contributions à la recherche surtout dans le domaine de la linguistique (toutes approches confondues), mais aussi dans d’autres domaines connexes des sciences humaines et sociales, portant sur le Canada et les diasporas américaines, où la langue est un enjeu. Chaque proposition sera évaluée de façon anonyme par un comité scientifique comprenant notamment les membres du comité national.

Les résumés doivent être soumis électroniquement au plus tard le 30 novembre 2017 par le biais de la plateforme Easychair : https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=fdi7. Les auteur(e)s seront informé(e)s le 16 février 2018 de l’acceptation ou du refus de leur proposition. Les participantes et participants recevront ensuite diverses informations pratiques leur permettant de planifier leur séjour à Montréal. Un site Internet ainsi qu’une application iOs/Android seront également mis à la disposition des conférenciers, en temps voulu.

Conférenciers confirmés :
Luc Baronian (Université du Québec à Chicoutimi) ; Anne-Marie Brousseau (Université de Toronto)
Cynthia Fox (SUNY, Albany) ; Sandrine Hallion (Université de Saint-Boniface)

Jun 192017

The Department of Linguistics, University of Toronto (St. George Campus), invites applications for one full-time tenure-stream appointment in the area of Theoretical Syntax. The appointment will be at the rank of Assistant Professor, and will begin on July 1, 2018.

Qualifications include a proven record of research in theoretical syntax with a secondary specialization in fieldwork on an understudied language, corpora, or experimental work. Applicants must have completed a Ph.D. in a related field by the date of appointment or shortly thereafter.

Candidates must provide strong evidence of innovative research of an internationally competitive calibre, as evidenced by a record of sustained contribution or publication in leading journals in the field, presentations at significant conferences, accolades or awards, and strong endorsements by referees of high standing. Evidence of excellence in teaching is demonstrated by a strong statement of teaching philosophy, teaching accomplishments, and endorsements from referees.

The successful candidate will be expected to teach and supervise students at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, maintain an active research agenda, and participate in the academic life of the department.

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

All qualified applicants are invited to apply by clicking on the link below. Applicants should submit a cover letter of no more than 2 single-spaced pages, a curriculum vitae, a research statement, evidence of teaching ability (including a statement of teaching philosophy), a writing sample, and the names and email addresses of three referees. Please combine your application into one or two files. If you have questions about this position, please email the contact address below.

All application materials should be submitted online and received by October 19, 2017.

Submission guidelines can be found at http://uoft.me/how-to-apply. We recommend combining attached documents into one or two files in PDF/MS Word format as follows: (1) Cover letter and CV; (2) Teaching dossier.

Applicants should also arrange to have three letters of reference, preferably as signed PDF documents on letterhead, sent directly to Keren Rice via email to lingdept@chass.utoronto.ca with the subject line: “Theoretical Syntax – (your full name)” by the job closing date.

More information on the University of Toronto (http://www.utoronto.ca) and the Department of Linguistics (http://linguistics.utoronto.ca) can be found on their respective websites. Linguistics course descriptions are available at https://fas.calendar.utoronto.ca/section/Linguistics.

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.

May 252017
Revue canadienne de linguistique 62(2):

Canadian Journal of Linguistics 62(2):

RCL 62(2) | CJL 62(2)

Apr 072017

L’Association canadienne de linguistique tiendra son congrès de 2017 lors du Congrès des sciences humaines à l’Université Ryerson, du samedi 27 mai au lundi 29 mai 2017.

The Canadian Linguistic Association will hold its 2017 conference as part of the Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences at Ryerson University, from Saturday, May 27, to Monday, May 29, 2017.


dernière mise à jour: 28 mai 2017 | latest update: May 28, 2017

Samedi le 27 mai | Saturday, May 27
8:30 9:00

petit déjeuner | breakfast

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Syntaxe : Ellipse | Syntax: Ellipsis

Président | Chair: Richard Compton

Phonétique | Phonetics

Président | Chair: Alexei Kochetov

Acquisition de langue seconde | Second language acquisition

Présidente | Chair: Joyce Bruhn de Garavito

9:00 9:30

Sophie Harrington (U Toronto)

I don’t believe it! TP- versus CP-ellipsis in negated Spanish epistemic constructions

Bing’Er Jiang & Meghan Clayards (McGill U)

Perception of tonal register contrast in Chinese Wu dialects

Olivia Marasco (U Toronto)

L2 Spanish initial intonation cues in Y/N questions and statements: The link between perception and production

9:30 10:00

María Cristina Cuervo (U Toronto)

Optional SE under light causative verbs

Maida Percival (U Toronto)

An ultrasound study of the implosive in Eastern Oromo

Natália Brambatti Guzzo, Heather Goad & Guilherme D. Garcia (McGill U)

Accessing prosodic structure through indirect evidence: The L2 acquisition of high vowel deletion in Québec French

10:00 10:30

Dennis Ott (U Ottawa) & Volker Struckmeier (U Cologne)

Constraints on clausal ellipsis are pragmatic, not syntactic

Suyeon Yun (U Toronto)

Perceptual similarity in fricative-initial cluster adaptation

Matthew Patience (U Toronto)

Hierarchy of articulatory difficulty of Spanish sounds for L1 and L2 Spanish speakers

10:30 10:45

Cagri Bilgin (U Toronto)

Accounting for dispreferred null subjects in partial null subject languages

Anabela Rato (U Toronto)

Production of English vowels by Portuguese learners: Effect of perceptual training

Yasaman Rafat & Ryan Stevenson (Western U)

Auditory-orthographic integration in L2 Spanish: Orthographic-McGurk?

10:45 11:00

Susana Béjar & Arsalan Kahnemuyipour (U Toronto)

Number matching under ellipsis: Assumed identity contexts

Elkin Sierra-Rios (Western U)

The effect of context of learning on the perception of the F0 peak displacement by Japanese-speaking learners

Natalia Docteur, Jida Jaffan & Mathusha Sanjeevan (U Toronto)

Crossing branches: The challenge of acquiring recursive nominal structures in L2 acquisition

11:00 11:15

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Syntaxe : Accord | Syntax: Agreement

Présidente | Chair: María Cristina Cuervo

Phonétique–Phonologie | Phonetics–Phonology

Président | Chair: François Poiré

Sémantique | Semantics

Président | Chair: Dan Milway

11:15 11:45

Richard Compton (UQAM)

Left-periphery φ-agreement and A-movement in Inuktitut

Jeffrey Lamontagne, Heather Goad & Morgan Sonderegger (McGill U)

Evidence of weight sensitivity in Laurentian French prominence assignment

Jumanah Abusulaiman (U Ottawa)

Perfective aspect interaction with epistemic qad in Makkan Arabic

11:45 12:15

Myriam Dali & Éric Mathieu (U Ottawa)

Agreement in Tunisian Arabic and the collective–distributive distinction

Alexei Kochetov (U Toronto)

Long-distance assimilatory effects in English sibilants

Patrick Murphy (U Toronto)

I’m done my homework: Complement coercion with aspectual adjectives

12:15 12:45

Clarissa Forbes (U Toronto)

Extraction morphosyntax and wh-agreement in Gitksan

Joseph W. Windsor, Stephanie Coward & Darin Flynn (U Calgary)

The phonetics of prominence of the word and phrase in three Irish dialects

12:45 2:15

déjeuner | lunch

Table ronde : Et ensuite ? La vie après l’obtention d’un doctorat en linguistique | Round Table: What’s Next? Life after a PhD in Linguistics
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Syntaxe : Nominales | Syntax: Nominals

Présidente | Chair: Gabriela Alboiu

Phonétique–Phonologie | Phonetics–Phonology

Président | Chair: Joseph Windsor

Morphologie | Morphology

Présidente | Chair: Julianne Doner

2:15 2:45

Gita Zareikar (U Ottawa)

On number and classification in Persian

Félix Desmeules-Trudel & Tania Zamuner (U Ottawa)

Une explication dynamique de l’interface phonétique-phonologie : Perception de la nasalisation des voyelles en français canadien

Rebecca Tollan (U Toronto) & Will Oxford (U Manitoba)

Distinguishing VoiceP subjects and vP subjects in Algonquian

2:45 3:15

Myriam Dali (U Ottawa)

On the contrastive use of plurals in Tunisian Arabic

Gavin Bembridge (York U)

El voseo: A look at the Argentine second-person verb form

3:15 3:30

Deniz Satık (Syracuse U)

The nP hypothesis

Ievgeniia Kybalchych (UQAM)

Les mystères de la 3e personne : Le cas du japonais

3:30 3:45

Ryan Decaire (U Toronto), Alana Johns (U Toronto) & Ivona Kučerová (McMaster U)

On optionality in Mohawk noun incorporation

3:45 4:00

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4:00 6:00

Assemblée générale | Annual general meeting
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Dimanche le 28 mai | Sunday, May 28
8:30 9:00

petit déjeuner | breakfast

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Modalité | Modality

Président | Chair: Gavin Bembridge

Morphosyntaxe | Morphosyntax

Présidente | Chair: Marina Sherkina-Lieber

Sociolinguistique | Sociolinguistics

Président | Chair: David Heap

9:00 9:30

Elizabeth Ritter (U Calgary & Ben Gurion U) & Lavi Wolf (Ben Gurion U)

The information structure of imperatives

Chris Mauro (UQAM)

Alternance de référence et changement linguistique en inuktitut

Emily Blamire (U Toronto)

A syntactic analysis of because x in English… because linguistics!

9:30 10:00

María Cristina Cuervo & Sophie Harrington (U Toronto)

Experiencers, negation, and polarity mood

Brandon J. Fry (U Ottawa)

Feature inheritance and contextual allomorphy in Ojibwe theme-signs

Nicole Hildebrand-Edgar (York U)

I DON’T KNOW in Toronto and Victoria: Comparing analyses of discourse variation.

10:00 10:15

Julie Goncharov (Hebrew U of Jerusalem) & Monica Irimia (U Modena e Reggio Emilia)

Modal comparatives: A cross-linguistic picture

Radu Craioveanu (U Toronto)

Unifying Finnish aspectual case marking

Jeffrey Lamontagne & Francisco Torreira (McGill U)

Directionality in production planning: Cross-word hiatus resolution in Spanish

10:15 10:30

Caitlin Gaffney, Lulu Li & Jeffrey Steele (U Toronto)

The effect of context on L2 speech perception difficulty: Evidence from learners of French

10:30 10:45

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Modalité | Modality

Présidente | Chair: Elizabeth Ritter

Phonologie | Phonology

Président | Chair: Peter Jurgec

Langues en contact | Language contact

Présidente | Chair: Naomi Nagy

10:45 11:15

Peng Han (U Calgary)

Explaining Mandarin resultative constructions: A force-theoretical approach

Daniel Currie Hall (Saint Mary’s U)

The contrastive scope of [±tense] in Laurentian French

Nicté Fuller Medina (U Belize)

Integrating English-origin verbs into Spanish via bilingual compound verb constructions

11:15 11:45

Andrew Peters (York U)

Finished with finiteness: Mandarin modals, control, and propositionality

Avery Ozburn (UBC)

Asymmetric re-pairing in Hungarian vowel harmony

Olga Tararova, Malina Radu, Laura Colantoni, Alana Johns, Gaby Klassen & Matthew Patience (U Toronto)

Task effects in the production of English sentence-types by native Inuktitut speakers

11:45 12:00

Daiho Kitaoka (U Ottawa)

Classifier systems in Mandarin Chinese and Japanese

Michael Dow (U Montréal)

Vowel-specific metrics of phonological nasalization in French

12:00 12:15

Yasaman Rafat & Rallis Karamichalis (Western U)

The Canadian multilingual speech website

12:15 1:45

déjeuner | lunch

Rencontre : La place des femmes en linguistique : l’inclusivité et les étapes à venir | Meeting: Women in linguistics: Inclusiveness and next steps
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Session des affiches | Poster session
1:45 3:15
3:15 3:30

pause | break

3:30 4:30

Communications plénières | Plenary talks
France Martineau (U Ottawa) – Le français en héritage : réseaux et maillages en Amérique française
Gary Libben (Brock U) – Words in the World and the Human Lexicon
Lauréat-e-s du Prix national d’excellence | Recipients of the National Achievement Award
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4:30 5:00

Musée canadien des langues | Canadian Language Museum

5:00 6:00

Réception du recteur | President’s reception
Mattamy Athletic Centre

Lundi le 29 mai | Monday, May 29
8:30 9:00

petit déjeuner | breakfast

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Morphosyntaxe | Morphosyntax

Président | Chair: Brandon Fry

Sociophonétique | Sociophonetics

Président | Chair: Gerard Van Herk

Morphologie | Morphology

Président | Chair: Éric Mathieu

9:00 9:30

Martha McGinnis-Archibald (U Victoria)

Applicatives and the person-case constraint

Ziwen Tracy Tan & Naomi Nagy (U Toronto)

VOT in heritage and Hong Kong Cantonese

Bronwyn Bjorkman (Queen’s U) & Peter Jurgec (U Toronto)

Indexation to stems and words predicts long-distance morphophonological effects

9:30 10:00

Will Oxford (U Manitoba)

Proximate DP, obviative KP: Balancing the morphosyntax and pragmatics of obviation

Aaron Dinkin (U Toronto)

Changing phonology, stable borders: The low back merger in northern New York

Iryna Osadcha (U Toronto)

Influence of Russian on the stress patterns of the East Sloboda dialect of Ukrainian

10:00 10:15

Ivona Kučerová (McMaster U) & Adam Szczegielniak (Rutgers U)

On the early and late insertion of roots and its consequences to gender-marking variation

Julia Thomas Swan (Reed College)

Raising on the rise in Vancouver: Ideological factors and sociolinguistic variation

Kinza Mahoon (U Toronto)

Sluicing in Hindi-Urdu: Additional evidence for top copy availability

10:15 10:30

Fulang Chen (U Toronto)

Chinese truck-drivers in Distributed Morphology

10:30 10:45

pause | break

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Syntaxe | Syntax

Président | Chair: Dennis Ott

Syntaxe–Sémantique | Syntax–Semantics

Président | Chair: Hermann Keupdjio


Président | Chair: Dennis Ryan Storoshenko

10:45 11:15

Elizabeth Cowper (U Toronto) & Daniel Currie Hall (Saint Mary’s U)

First-order person features and the contrastive hierarchy

Vesela Simeonova (U Ottawa)

The argument structure of reportative evidentials

Erin Hall & Ana Perez-Leroux (U Toronto)

The problem with with: Children’s comprehension of PP embedding

11:15 11:45

Emilia Melara (U Toronto)

What the Russian subjunctive marker tells us but doesn’t say

Dan Milway (U Toronto)

ACC-ing clauses and labels

Marina Sherkina-Lieber (Carleton U)

Processing of case on modifiers of incorporated nouns by heritage speakers and attriters of Inuktitut

11:45 12:00

Manabu Mizuguchi (Toyo U)

Deducing Transfer from Merge

Hanadi Azhari (U Manitoba)

Passive voice and related structures: An analysis of ʔan-syncretism in Arabic

12:00 12:15

Arsalan Kahnemuyipour (U Toronto Mississauga)

Negation is low in Persian: Evidence from nominalization

12:15 1:45

déjeuner | lunch

Session des affiches | Poster session
1:45 3:15
3:15 3:30

pause | break

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Syntaxe | Syntax

Présidente | Chair: Ana Teresa Pérez-Leroux

Acquisition se langue seconde | Second language acquisition

Présidente | Chair: Laura Sabourin

Sémantique | Semantics

Président | Chair: Patrick Murphy

3:30 4:00

Dennis Ott (U Ottawa)

The syntax and pragmatics of dislocation: A non-templatic approach

Joseph W. Windsor (U Calgary) & Robyn Stewart (Klingon Language Institute)

Can unnatural stress patterns be learned: New evidence from Klingon

Angelika Kiss (U Toronto)

Since when? as a question about the common ground

4:00 4:30

Julianne Doner (U Toronto)

Predicate-sensitive EPP

Meï-Lan Mamode (U Toronto)

Acquisition de la prosodie en français langue seconde : Stratégies énonciatives chez les anglophones de niveau avancé

Hermann Keupdjio & Martina Wiltschko (UBC)

Two strategies for affirmative response to polar questions in Bamileke Medumba

4:30 4:45

Ileana Paul (Western U)

Auxiliaires en malgache

Joyce Bruhn de Garavito (Western U)

Knowledge of restructuring in L2 and heritage Spanish

Bettina Spreng (U Saskatchewan)

The absentive: Time, person, and place deixis

4:45 5:00

Schuyler Laparle & Rob Truswell (U Edinburgh)

The scalar semantics of just

5:00 5:30

Jila Ghomeshi (U Manitoba)

Ad hoc categories and syntactic juxtaposition

Mihaela Pirvulescu (U Toronto Mississauga), Rena Helms-Park (U Toronto Scarborough) & Maria Claudia Petrescu (Ryerson U)

Trilingual effects at the microstructure and macrostructure levels in children’s narratives

5:30 5:45

Clea Stuart (McGill U)

Where the Malagasy adverbs are

Erin Pettibone, Gabrielle Klassen & Malina Radu (U Toronto)

Interpreting ellipsis in L2 Spanish

5:45 6:00

Virgilio Partida-Peñalva (U Toronto)

Stripping in Spanish. Focalized PP remnants

Aurélie Takam (U Toronto)

Connaissances morphologiques et développement lexical chez les enfants d’âge préscolaire en milieu multilingue

Mar 072017

Inuktitut Language and Linguistics is a workshop hosted by the Department of Linguistics at the University of Toronto (May 30, 31 2017). It is being held on the occasion of Alana Johns’ retirement from the Department of Linguistics, which will take place this year. The workshop aims is to promote dialogue between linguists and Inuit language specialists from the community, with a special focus on promoting language capacity and linguistic insight through collaboration.

The first day of the workshop will feature invited talks by Alana’s students and collaborators (past and present) and Inuit language specialists from the community. The second day of the workshop will involve presentations and roundtable discussion of oral assessment techniques in adult second-language teaching, followed by a practical session devoted to adapting these techniques to adult second-language teaching of Inuktitut specifically.

We invite submissions for participation in the plenary poster session of the workshop. Submissions can be on any topic related to the theme of the workshop or on any topic related to Alana’s multi-faceted work, which has included such phenomena as ergativity, noun incorporation and language change.

Abstracts guidelines are as follows:

  • No more than one page, including references and examples, in 12pt font, single-spaced, with 1-inch margins.
  • In PDF format, sent by email to Susana Bejar (sbejar@chass.utoronto.ca)

Submission deadline (extended): 19 March 2017

Notification of acceptance: 25 March 2017

Feb 212017

The Linguistics Program at Saint Mary’s University invites applications for an eight-month position at the rank of assistant professor, to begin 1 September 2017. The position is a sabbatical replacement. The successful applicant will be responsible for teaching a full-year Introduction to Linguistics course, and three single-semester second-year courses. One of these is Phonetics in the fall term, the others are Phonology and Semantics in the winter term. The program is seeking an excellent teacher and researcher. Applicants must have a doctorate in linguistics and evidence of teaching effectiveness. Salary will be determined according to the regular Assistant Professor scale described in the Collective Agreement, pro-rated to eight months. Collective Agreement Link: http://www.smu.ca/about/collective-agreements.html

Saint Mary’s University has approximately 7,500 full-time students. The Linguistics Program is an undergraduate interdisciplinary program offering, Honours, Majors, Minors, and a Certificate in Linguistics. Program courses include core areas and courses cross-listed with Anthropology, English, French, Irish Studies, Philosophy, Psychology, and Sociology. The Academic Calendar with program and course information is available here: http://www.smu.ca/webfiles/UGcalendar2016-1726April2016.pdf

More information about the SMU Linguistics Program is available here: http://www.smu.ca/academics/departments/linguistics.html

Saint Mary’s University hires on the basis of merit and is committed to the principles of employment equity. Saint Mary’s University encourages applications from qualified women, visible minorities, Aboriginal people, and people with disabilities. Preference will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada.

Apply for this opportunity by visiting www.smu.ca/employment and use the online application system through CareerBeacon. Select the position you are interested on and apply by clicking the “Apply Online Now” button. Applicants should submit an application package consisting of a letter of application (directed to Dr. Elissa Asp, Linguistics Coordinator), a curriculum vitae, a teaching dossier including evidence of teaching effectiveness, a sample of recent scholarly writing, graduate school transcripts, and the names and contact information of three referees. Where possible, please merge these documents into one (1) PDF file.

The closing date for applications is Friday, March 31st, 2017.

If you require further information, please contact:

Elissa Asp, Linguistics Coordinator
Saint Mary’s University
Tel: 902-420-5717
Feb 092017

The Department of Linguistics in the Faculty of Arts and Science at the University of Toronto invites applications for a one year contractually limited term appointment (CLTA) in the field of Syntax with a focus on syntactic theory. The appointment will be at the rank of Assistant Professor, commencing July 1, 2017 and ending on June 30, 2018.

The successful candidate must have earned a Ph.D. in Syntax by the date of appointment, or shortly thereafter. Candidates must have a record of excellence in research, and a demonstrated commitment to excellence in teaching. Evidence of excellence in research can be demonstrated by publications, output of research or a research pipeline that is at a high international level, presentations at significant conferences, and strong endorsements from referees of high international standing. Evidence of excellence in teaching can be demonstrated by a strong statement of teaching philosophy, teaching accomplishments, and strong letters of reference. Responsibilities will include teaching and supervision at the undergraduate and graduate levels and teaching courses in morphology and syntax at both levels, with other courses to be determined.

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

More information on the University of Toronto and the Department of Linguistics can be found on their respective websites. All qualified candidates are invited to apply online by clicking on the link below. Applications should include a cover letter of no more than 2 single-spaced pages, a curriculum vitae, a research statement, a teaching statement, and evidence of teaching ability. Applicants should also arrange to have three signed letters of reference (on letterhead), preferably in PDF format, sent directly by the referee to Professor Keren Rice at the address lingdept@chass.utoronto.ca with the subject line: “Syntax Job – (your full name)”. If you have questions about this position, please contact lingdept@chass.utoronto.ca.

All application materials should be submitted online and received by March 15, 2017. Submission guidelines can be found at: http://uoft.me/how-to-apply. We recommend combining attached documents into one or two files in PDF/MS Word format. The online system can accommodate up to 15 attachments per candidate (8.3 MB max. per attachment).

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.