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Nov 012018
 

McGill will be hosting a Parameters Workshop in Honour of Lisa Travis May 17-18, 2019. We are pleased to welcome the following invited speakers:

  • Mark Baker (Rutgers)
  • Henry Davis (UBC)
  • Laura Kalin (Princeton)
  • Ileana Paul (Western)
  • Ian Roberts (Cambridge)
  • Michelle Sheehan (Anglia Ruskin)
  • Susi Wurmbrand (Vienna/Harvard)

And the guest of honour, Lisa Travis!

Languages vary but this variation is not chaotic. Within the Principles and Parameters framework, the principles are the abstract system that underlie Universal Grammar, while the parameters are the points of possible variation within this system. While originally conceived as settings that account for a wide range of linguistic properties (macro-parameters, such as the pro-drop parameter), parameters have recently been either outright denied or re-cast as micro-parameters. This workshop aims to highlight current research on parameters from a broad range of perspectives.

Call for abstracts: Abstracts are invited for 20-minute talks (plus 10 minutes for questions). A poster session may be added to the program following evaluation of submissions. We ask that you limit your submissions to one singly-authored abstract and one co-authored abstract, or two co-authored abstracts.

Submission guidelines: Submissions should be in PDF format. Abstracts should be no longer than 2 letter-sized (or A4) pages, including all text, data, figures, and references. Text should be in a 12pt font, with page margins no smaller than 1 inch (2.5 cm) on all sides.

Deadline: December 7, 2018

To submit an abstract: CLICK HERE

Questions: Please contact the program committee (parametersworkshop@gmail.com).

Nov 012018
 

AFLA 26 will take place May 24–26, 2019, at the University of Western Ontario in London, Ontario. We are pleased to welcome the following keynote speakers:

  • Dr. Juliette Blevins, CUNY
  • Dr. Vera Hohaus, Manchester
  • Dr. Marian Klamer, Leiden
  • Invited Student Speaker: Becky Tollan, University of Toronto

Call for abstracts

Abstracts are invited for 20-minute talks (plus 10 minutes for questions). A poster session may be added to the program following evaluation of submissions. Abstracts may deal with any aspect of theoretical or experimental linguistics (morphology, phonetics, phonology, psycholinguistics, syntax, semantics, typology) on any Austronesian language(s). We ask that you limit your submissions to one singly-authored abstract and one co-authored abstract, or two co-authored abstracts.

Submission guidelines

Submissions should be in PDF format. Abstracts should be no longer than 2 letter-sized (or A4) pages, including all text, data, figures, and references. Text should be in a 12pt font, with page margins no smaller than 1 inch (2.5 cm) on all sides.

Deadline

December 7, 2018

To submit an abstract: CLICK HERE

Questions

Please contact the program committee (afla26uwo@gmail.com).

About AFLA

AFLA is an organization which promotes the study of Austronesian languages from a formal perspective. Since the initial meeting in 1994, AFLA has served as a forum for the presentation of new research in all of the core areas of formal linguistics, including (but not limited to) phonetics, phonology, morphology, semantics, syntax, typology, and psycholinguistics. AFLA has a history of bringing together leading scholars, native speaker-linguists, and junior scholars in the formal study of Austronesian languages. Information about past AFLA meetings can be found HERE.

Oct 122018
 

Department of Languages, Literatures and Linguistics, York University

The Department of Languages, Literatures and Linguistics in the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies, York University invites applications for a teaching-stream (alternate stream) tenure-track position in General Linguistics at the rank of Assistant Lecturer, to commence July 1, 2019. This is a teaching-intensive appointment and the successful candidate will be expected to teach and develop undergraduate courses.

A PhD in Linguistics is required. We are seeking a candidate who is familiar with generative approaches, has a strong background in core areas of linguistics, especially in phonetics/phonology, and can teach a significant number of courses from the following: Introduction to Linguistics, Language and Mind, Introduction to Speech and Language Sciences, Sociolinguistics, Phonetics (both articulatory and acoustic), Phonology, and Language Acquisition (both first and second). The Linguistics Section is in the process of developing a new undergraduate degree program in Speech and Language Sciences and the successful candidate should be able to contribute to this program. The successful candidate will demonstrate excellence in teaching university-level courses and have a strong commitment to pedagogy and student success. Pedagogical innovation in experiential education and technology enhanced learning is preferred as is experience with curriculum development and design. The successful candidate is also expected to provide evidence of service or potential to contribute to service in administrative and committee work.

Applicants should submit a signed letter of application outlining their professional experience and research interests, an up-to-date curriculum vitae, and a teaching dossier, and arrange for three signed confidential letters of recommendation to be sent to: Professor Susan Ehrlich, Chair, Department of Languages, Literatures and Linguistics, S561 Ross, York University, 4700 Keele St., Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M3J 1P3. Email: lllhires@yorku.ca – (Subject line: “Linguistics Alternate Stream Position”). Referees should be advised to address the candidate’s qualifications and experience in relation to the position.

Applicants wishing to self-identify can do so by downloading, completing and submitting the forms found at: http://acadjobs.info.yorku.ca/. Please select the “Affirmative Action” tab under which forms pertaining to Citizenship and AA can be found.

The deadline for receipt of completed applications is November 30, 2018. Salary will be commensurate withqualifications and experience. All York University positions are subject to budgetary approval.

York University is an Affirmative Action (AA) employer and strongly values diversity, including gender and sexual diversity, within its community. The AA Program, which applies to Aboriginal people, visible minorities, people with disabilities, and women, can be found at http://acadjobs.info.yorku.ca/ or by calling the AA office at 416-736-5713. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens, Permanent Residents, and Indigenous people in Canada will be given priority.

Posting End Date: November 30, 2018

Position Start Date: July 1, 2019

Oct 012018
 

The Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures in the Faculty of Arts and Science at Queen’s University invites applications for a Tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor with specialization in Cultural Anthropology and/or Sociolinguistics. The ideal candidate will have a scholarly interest, expertise and a publication record in the area of language in its social context, for example: ethnography; intercultural communication; language contacts or creole linguistics; Indigenous heritage and language revitalization; language and social justice; language and power; writing systems. We particularly welcome applications from candidates whose research relates to any of the languages offered in the department (Anishinaabemowin, Arabic, German, Hebrew, Inuktitut, Italian, Japanese, Mandarin, Mohawk, Portuguese, and Spanish). The successful candidate will contribute to the new Languages, Literatures and Cultures (LLCU) Major and will demonstrate expertise in cultural diversity and inter-cultural sensitivity. The successful candidate will participate in developing and teaching a fourth-year capstone course for the LLCU Major, and is expected to teach one or more existing core courses in the Linguistics program.

The preferred starting date is July 1, 2019. Candidates must have a PhD or equivalent degree completed at the start date of the appointment. The main criteria for selection are academic and teaching excellence. The successful candidate will provide evidence of high quality scholarly output that demonstrates potential for independent research leading to peer assessed publications and the securing of external research funding, as well as strong potential for outstanding teaching contributions at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, and an ongoing commitment to academic and pedagogical excellence in support of the department’s programs. Candidates must provide evidence of an ability to work collaboratively in an interdisciplinary and student-centred environment. The successful candidate will be required to make substantive contributions through service to the department, the Faculty, the University, and/or the broader community. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. This position is subject to final budgetary approval by the University.

The University invites applications from all qualified individuals. Queen’s is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from women, visible minorities, Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities, and LGBTQ persons. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, in accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority.

To comply with federal laws, the University is obliged to gather statistical information as to how many applicants for each job vacancy are Canadian citizens / permanent residents of Canada. Applicants need not identify their country of origin or citizenship; however, all applications must include one of the following statements: “I am a Canadian citizen / permanent resident of Canada”; OR, “I am not a Canadian citizen /permanent resident of Canada”. Applications that do not include this information will be deemed incomplete.

A complete application consists of:

  • a cover letter (including one of the two statements regarding Canadian citizenship / permanent resident status specified in the previous paragraph);
  • a current Curriculum Vitae (including a list of publications);
  • a statement of research interests;
  • a statement of teaching interests and experience (including teaching outlines and evaluations if available); and,
  • Three letters of reference to be sent directly to Dr. Donato Santeramo.

The deadline for applications is November 5, 2018. Applicants are encouraged to send all documents in their application packages electronically as PDFs to Laurie Young, Administrative Assistant at youngla@queensu.ca, although hard copy applications may be submitted to:

Dr. Donato Santeramo
Interim Head
The Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures
Room 412, Kingston Hall
103 Stuart Street
Queen’s University
Kingston, Ontario
CANADA K7L 3N6

The University will provide support in its recruitment processes to applicants with disabilities, including accommodation that takes into account an applicant’s accessibility needs. If you require accommodation during the interview process, please contact Laurie Young in The Department of Languages, Literatures and Culture at 613-533-2113 or email youngla@queensu.ca.

Academic staff at Queen’s University are governed by a Collective Agreement between the University and the Queen’s University Faculty Association (QUFA), which is posted at http://queensu.ca/facultyrelations/faculty-librarians-and-archivists/collective-agreement and at http://www.qufa.ca.

Sep 272018
 

The Department of Linguistics and Religious Studies, in the College of Arts and Science, University of Saskatchewan, invites applications for a tenure-track appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor in the area of General and Applied Linguistics with a primary specialization in Indigenous languages of the Americas, language revitalization and documentation commencing July 1, 2019.

The successful candidate must have a PhD or expected date of defense in 2019 (at the time of the appointment) in Linguistics or Applied Linguistics with demonstrated research and teaching experience related to Indigenous language revitalization, description, and documentation or archiving. Indigenous community engagement with a research focus on an Indigenous language are also required. Fluency in an Indigenous language of the Americas would be an asset. The candidate must also demonstrate excellence in teaching and a record of peer-reviewed academic publications.

The College of Arts and Science offers a dynamic combination of programs in the humanities, fine arts, social sciences, and natural sciences. There are over 10,000 undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in the College, and 312 faculty members, including seven Canada Research Chairs. The College emphasizes student and faculty research, interdisciplinary programs, community outreach, and international opportunities.

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.

Responsibilities:

The prospective candidate is expected to contribute to the growth of a vibrant and successful Linguistics department at the University of Saskatchewan by participating in course and program development with an Indigenous focus. Responsibilities include teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in Linguistics, performing administrative service, maintaining an active research agenda, engaging in public service, attracting and supervising graduate students, and applying for external funding.

Terms of appointment:

The appointment will be in the Department of Linguistics and Religious Studies (College of Arts and Science, University of Saskatchewan), currently under transformation to be the Department of Linguistics (College of Arts and Science, University of Saskatchewan) by the time of appointment.

Salary bands: Assistant Professor: $93,293 to $112,109; Associate Professor: $112,109 to $130,925; Full Professor: $130,925 to $152,877. Appointment is expected to be at the Assistant Professor rank.

This position comes with 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.

Application materials to be submitted via email:

  • cover letter;
  • detailed curriculum vitae;
  • minimum of three letters or reference;
  • list and or description of courses they have taken;
  • copy of PhD degree or a statement of status in the program by the supervisor;
  • research statement (no more than 5 pages including references);
  • teaching portfolio including a teaching philosophy (no more than two pages), teaching evaluations if applicable;
  • any supporting documents.

Please submit materials to:

Professor Joe Garcea
Department of Linguistics and Religious Studies
Arts 522, 9 Campus Drive
University of Saskatchewan
Saskatoon, SK S7N 5A5

Telephone: (306) 966-8798
Email: linguistics.religiousstudies@usask.ca

Application deadline along with all supporting documents is December 15, 2018; 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.

Sep 122018
 

Job Description
Assistant Professor – Cognitive Science of Language – 1803706

The Department of Linguistics and University College in the Faculty of Arts and Science at the University of Toronto invite applications for a full-time tenure stream position in the area of the Cognitive Science of Language. The appointment will be at the rank of Assistant Professor, and will commence on July 1, 2019, or shortly thereafter.  This will be a joint appointment between the Department of Linguistics (51%) and University College (49%).

Applicants must have earned a Ph.D. in Linguistics or a related area by the date of appointment or shortly thereafter, with a demonstrated record of excellence in teaching and research in the field of cognitive science of language. We seek candidates with a commitment to interdisciplinary collaboration and expertise in experimental approaches in semantics/syntax and language acquisition and processing, and whose research and teaching interests complement and strengthen our existing departmental strengths.

The successful candidate will be expected to pursue innovative and independent research at the highest international level and to establish an outstanding, competitive and externally funded research program in support of the research and teaching missions of the Department of Linguistics and University College.

Candidates must provide evidence of research excellence as demonstrated by a record of publications in top-ranked and field relevant journals or forthcoming publications meeting high international standards, the submitted research statement, presentations at significant conferences, accolades or awards, and strong endorsements by referees of high standing.

Evidence of excellence in teaching will be provided through teaching accomplishments, the teaching dossier, a teaching statement, sample course syllabi, and the teaching evaluations submitted as part of the applications, as well as strong letters of reference.

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The Faculty of Arts and Science at the University of Toronto has both a departmental and a collegiate structure.

The Department of Linguistics is an international leader in linguistics with strengths in theoretical, sociolinguistics and psycholinguistics approaches. For more information about the Department, see: linguistics.utoronto.ca.

University College is the founding college of the University and has a long-standing commitment to challenging its diverse body of over 4500 undergraduate students to excel intellectually and to preparing them to engage in the wider world. The College’s Cognitive Science Program gives students the opportunity to explore the mind and its structures in an interdisciplinary context. For more information about the College, see: https://www.uc.utoronto.ca/.

All qualified candidates are invited to apply at https://utoronto.taleo.net/careersection/10050/jobdetail.ftl?job=1803706&tz=GMT-04%3A00.

Applicants must submit a cover letter of no more than 2 single-spaced pages, a current curriculum vitae, a research statement outlining current and future research interests, one recent article-length writing sample relevant to the position, and a teaching dossier including a statement of teaching philosophy,  course syllabi and teaching evaluations, and the names and email addresses of three referees.

Applicants must also arrange to have three signed letters of reference on letterhead, preferably as PDF documents, sent directly to Prof. Sali A. Tagliamonte via email to linguistics@utoronto.ca with the subject line: “Cognitive Science – (your full name)” by the job closing date.

All application materials, including reference letters, must be submitted online by November 21st, 2018.

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, CV, one recent article-length writing sample, and research statement; (2) Teaching dossier.

If you have questions about this position, please contact linguistics@utoronto.ca.

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.

Sep 072018
 

On September 27 & 28th, 2018, Cape Breton University is hosting an international conference titled Atlantiar Knekk Tepaw: A Basque-Mi’kmaw Cultural Exchange Symposium. Presenters coming from academic institutions in the United Kingdom, Germany, Basque Country, Denmark, France, Spain, the United States, and Canada (Toronto, Montréal, Québec City, Ottawa, and Sydney) will engage in two days of knowledge sharing and intercultural dialogue. They represent organizations such as the Smithsonian Institute (Washington D.C.), the Museum of Natural History (Pittsburgh), University of Oxford (UK), University of Toronto, Carleton University (Ottawa), Université Laval (Québec), and Parks Canada. For full list of speakers, click here.

Registration is now open at www.cbu.ca/atlantiar.

Aug 222018
 

The Department of Linguistics, Faculty of Arts and Science at the University of Toronto invites applications for a full-time tenure-stream appointment in the area of Language Diversity. The appointment will be at the rank of Assistant Professor, and will begin on July 1, 2019.

Applicants must have earned a PhD in linguistics by the date of appointment or shortly thereafter, with a demonstrated record of excellence in research and teaching. We seek candidates whose research and teaching interests complement and strengthen our existing departmental strengths.  Candidates must have expertise and experience in syntax, semantics and experimental fieldwork of Brazilian languages with the aim of strengthening international partnerships and developing exchange and experiential learning programs with institutions and universities in Brazil.

The successful candidate will be expected to pursue innovative and independent research at the highest international level and to establish an outstanding, competitive, and externally funded research program, and maintain an active research agenda. The successful candidate will also be expected to teach and supervise students at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, advance linguistically-grounded relationships with Brazil and participate in the academic life of the department.

Candidates must provide evidence of research excellence as demonstrated by a record of publications or forthcoming publications in top-ranked and field relevant journals meeting high international standards, the submitted research statement, presentations at significant conferences, accolades or awards, and strong endorsements by referees of high standing.

Evidence of excellence in teaching linguistics will be provided through teaching accomplishments, the teaching dossier, a teaching statement, sample course syllabi, and the teaching evaluations submitted as part of the application, as well as strong letters of reference.

Additionally, evidence of deep engagement with Brazilian languages must be demonstrated in research outputs and by collaborations with Brazilian communities and existing (or planned) partnerships in Brazil.

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 current curriculum vitae, a research statement outlining current and future research interests, evidence of teaching ability (a teaching dossier including a statement of teaching philosophy, sample course syllabi, and teaching evaluations), one recent article-length writing sample relevant to the position, and the names and email addresses of three referees.  Applicants should arrange to have three letters of reference as signed documents on letterhead, preferably as a PDF document, sent directly to Sali Tagliamonte via email to linguistics@utoronto.ca with the subject line: “Language Diversity – (your full name)” by the job closing date.

Please combine your application into one or two files. If you have questions about this position, please email the contact address above.

All application materials, including reference letters should be submitted online and received by October 9th, 2018 11:59PM EDT.

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) Research Statement and Teaching dossier.

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.

Jul 102018
 
Revue canadienne de linguistique 63(2):

Canadian Journal of Linguistics 63(2):


RCL 63(2) | CJL 63(2)