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.

Dec 062016

Les articles publiés dans ces actes ont été présentés lors du congrès annuel de l’Association canadienne de linguistique qui s’est tenu à l’Université de Calgary, du samedi 28 mai au lundi 30 mai 2016. Certaines des communications présentées n’ont pas été soumises par les auteures et les auteurs.

Rédactrice: Lindsay Hracs

En suivant les liens de la table des matières, vous pouvez télécharger les articles du congrès au format PDF.

Les droits d’auteur demeurent la propriété des auteures et des auteurs.

ISSN 0027-9633

The papers in these proceedings were presented at the Annual Conference of the Canadian Linguistic Association held at the University of Calgary from Saturday, May 28, to Monday, May 30, 2016. Not all papers given at the conference were submitted.

Editor: Lindsay Hracs

Follow the links in the table of contents to download the papers in PDF format.

Copyrights remain with the authors.

ISSN 0027-9633

Table des matières | Table of Contents

Nov 252016

L’Association canadienne de linguistique tiendra son congrès de 2017 lors du Congrès des sciences humaines à l’Université Ryerson (Toronto, Ontario, Canada), du samedi 27 mai au lundi 29 mai 2017. Les membres sont invités à soumettre des propositions de communication (résumés) portant sur tous les domaines de la discipline. Seuls les membres en règle pour l’année 2017 peuvent soumettre des résumés. Des résumés peuvent être soumis en trois catégories: présentation longue (20 minutes plus 10 minutes de questions), présentation courte (10 minutes plus 5 minutes de questions) ou affiche. (Veuillez noter que le contenu d’une présentation courte devrait être plus succinct et ne devrait pas tout simplement représenter une version abrégée d’une présentation longue.) Nous encourageons vivement les collègues chevronné(e)s à soumettre des résumés pour des présentations courtes ou pour des affiches.

Exigences concernant les résumés

  1. Les résumés ne doivent pas dépasser une page (21,6 × 27,9 cm soit 8 ½ × 11 po) à simple interligne avec une police de caractères 12 points avec des marges de 2,54 cm (1 pouce), plus les références.
    1. Une bibliographie complète des textes cités dans le résumé doit l’accompagner.
    2. Afin de préserver l’anonymat, les résumés ne doivent pas comporter de références superflues aux publications des auteur(e)s et aucune référence à des agences de subvention de recherche.
  2. Les résumés doivent comprendre :
    1. un titre;
    2. un énoncé clair et explicite des questions de recherche examinées;
    3. un énoncé clair du contexte de la recherche, y compris les références principales;
    4. une présentation des principaux arguments, y compris, le cas échéant, les exemples les plus pertinents (dans le cas de recherche en cours, le résumé devrait inclure les résultats préliminaires);
    5. des conclusions et une interprétation de leur signification.
  3. Les auteur(e)s sont prié(e)s de s’identifier seulement dans le formulaire de soumission de résumé et de soumettre un résumé anonyme.
  4. On ne peut soumettre qu’un seul résumé comme auteur(e) et un seul comme co-auteur(e), ou bien deux résumés comme co-auteur(e).
  5. Les communications devront être présentées dans la langue utilisée dans le titre du résumé.

Les résumés doivent être soumis par voie électronique sous forme de fichier PDF via l’interface EasyChair. Si votre résumé utilise des symboles phonétiques ou autres caractères spéciaux, veuillez vous assurer que les polices de caractères appropriés sont aussi incluses.

Date limite : mercredi 1er février 2017

Subventions de voyage

L’ACL finance partiellement les dépenses de voyage des étudiant(e)s et chercheur(e)s au niveau post-doctoral résidant au Canada et étant membres en règle en date du 20 février 2017. Le montant de la subvention ne peut en aucun cas dépasser le prix d’un vol aller retour en classe économique. Les demandes doivent inclure les détails suivants: (1) le montant demandé, (2) votre adresse à domicile, (3) votre statut (étudiant(e) ou stagiaire postdoctoral(e)), y compris un reçu faisant foi du prix de voyage encouru, envoyés à la trésorière avant le 1er juillet 2017. (Laura Colantoni, Trésorière, Canadian Linguistic Association, Department of Spanish and Portuguese, University of Toronto, Northrop Frye Hall 304, 73 Queens Park Cr., Toronto, ON M5S 1K7).

Frais de conférence

En plus des frais d’adhésion à l’ACL, les présentateurs/trices doivent acquitter les frais d’inscription de Congrès et les frais de conférence de l’ACL. Veuillez visiter le site http://www.ideas-idees.ca/ pour plus de détails.

Le prix pour la meilleure communication et la meilleure affiche des étudiant(e)s

L’ACL accordera un prix pour la meilleure communication et la meilleure affiche conçue et présentée par un(e) ou plusieurs étudiant(e)s. (Une description des critères de sélection est disponible à http://acl-cla.ca/?p=649.) Seulement les communications étudiantes sont admissibles au concours. Si votre directrice ou directeur de thèse et/ou de laboratoire est inclus-e en tant que co-auteur-e, vous pourriez soumettre votre proposition de communication sans indiquer son nom et, par la suite, souligner sa contribution pendant la présentation.

The Canadian Linguistic Association will hold its 2017 conference as part of the Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences at Ryerson University (Toronto, Ontario, Canada) from Saturday May 27 to Monday May 29, 2017. Members are invited to submit abstracts representing all areas of linguistics. Only members in good standing for 2017 may submit an abstract. Abstracts may be submitted in three categories: long presentation (20 minutes plus 10 minutes for questions), short presentation (10 minutes plus 5 minutes for questions) or poster presentation. (Please note that a short presentation should consist of less content than a long presentation and should not simply be a rushed version of a long presentation.) We strongly encourage established scholars to submit their abstracts for short presentations or posters.

Abstract requirements

  1. Abstracts may be no longer than one (1) page, (21.6 × 27.9 cm / 8 ½ × 11 in), single-spaced in 12-point font with 1-inch (2.54 cm) margins, excluding references.
    1. A complete list of references cited in the abstract must also be submitted.
    2. To help ensure anonymity, abstracts should not contain excessive references to the authors’ publications and should not contain acknowledgements to granting agencies.
  2. Abstracts should contain
    1. a title;
    2. a clear and explicit statement of the research question;
    3. a clear statement of the research context, including key references;
    4. an indication of the main arguments involved, including key examples, if applicable (for research in progress, pilot results must be included);
    5. a statement of the conclusions reached and an assessment of their significance.
  3. Authors should identify themselves only on the abstract submission form — abstracts must be anonymous.
  4. Members are limited to one individual and one joint abstract submission, or two joint submissions.
  5. Papers must be presented in the language used in the title of the abstract.

Abstracts are to be submitted electronically as PDF files through EasyChair. If you use phonetic transcriptions or any other special symbols, ensure that necessary fonts are embedded.

Deadline: Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Travel grants

The CLA will partially cover the travel expenses of graduate students and postdoctoral fellows who reside in Canada and are members in good standing on 20 February 2017. In no case will a grant exceed the cost of a round-trip economy-class fare. Applicants must submit a letter of application containing (1) the amount claimed, (2) their home address and (3) their status (student or postdoc), as well as a receipt for the travel that clearly states the cost to the Treasurer by regular mail before 1 July 2017. (Laura Colantoni, Treasurer, Canadian Linguistic Association, Department of Spanish and Portuguese, University of Toronto, Northrop Frye Hall 304, 73 Queens Park Cr., Toronto, ON M5S 1K7).

Conference fees

In addition to paying CLA membership fees, all accepted presenters must register for the Congress of the Humanities of Social Sciences and the CLA. Please see http://www.ideas-idees.ca/ for details on these fees.

Best student paper and poster contest

There will be awards for the best paper and the best poster at the CLA conference written and delivered by one or more students. (Information concerning the selection criteria can be found at: http://cla-acl.ca/?p=649.) Only presentations authored by students may be considered for the competition. If your adviser and/or lab director is included as a co-author, you may submit your abstract without their name but acknowledge their contribution in your presentation.

Nov 212016


The Faculty of Arts at the University of Calgary invites applications for an appointment with tenure at the rank of Associate Professor or Professor to serve as the founding Director of the newly-created School of Languages, Linguistics, Literatures & Cultures.

Reporting to the Dean, the Director will be the academic leader for the School of Languages, Linguistics, Literatures & Cultures and its principal representative. (The position of Director of a School in the Faculty of Arts is equivalent to the role of Department Head for the purposes of university policies and procedures and for provisions in the collective agreement.) Appointment as Director is for a five-year period commencing July 1, 2017, with the possibility of renewal.

Candidates must have a PhD in one of the disciplines represented in the School of Languages, Linguistics, Literatures & Cultures (or a closely related one), a distinguished record of teaching and research, as well as a demonstrated record of building collaborative relationships internally and with external communities. Preference will be given to candidates who have demonstrated leadership and administrative skills; the ability to work effectively in a large, research intensive university; and a commitment to consultation, collegiality and mutual respect.

The School of Languages, Linguistics, Literatures & Cultures provides academic support for programs leading to nine undergraduate degrees (BA East Asian Language Studies, BA East Asian Studies, BA French, BA German, BA Italian, BA Linguistics, BA Linguistics and Languages, BA Russian, BA Spanish), a new minor program in Arabic Language and Muslim Cultures, as well as two graduate programs in Linguistics and in Languages, Literatures & Cultures. Aligned with the objectives of the university’s Internationalization strategy (http://www.ucalgary.ca/uci/files/uci/ucalgary-international-strategy.pdf), the School is a leader in student exchange and group study programs and a major player in enabling students to acquire the cross-cultural competencies required for success in our highly interconnected world.

Individuals interested in this position are requested to submit their complete dossier including cover letter, a statement of leadership and research interests, curriculum vitae, and contact information for three referees by January 15, 2017 to:

Anessa Krysko, HR Advisor (Academic)
Faculty of Arts
University of Calgary
2500 University Drive NW
Calgary, AB T2N 1N4
Email: anessa.krysko@ucalgary.ca

The University of Calgary believes that a respectful workplace, equal opportunity, and building a diverse workforce contribute to the richness of the environment for teaching, learning and research, and provide faculty, staff, students and the public with a university that reflects the society it serves.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. In this connection, at the time of your application, please answer the following questions: Are you a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident of Canada? (yes/no) and are you currently legally entitled to work in Canada? (yes/no)

Nov 212016

C’est avec plaisir que le département de linguistique à l’Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM) lance un appel de propositions pour l’atelier de phonologie MOT (Montréal-Ottawa-Toronto). L’atelier aura lieu du 24 au 26 mars 2017.

Nous vous invitons à soumettre des résumés portant sur tout sujet en phonétique, phonologie, morphologie, ou concernant leurs interfaces. Les résumés doivent être soumis par courriel en format PDF, avec les mots «MOT 2017» dans le titre du message, à newell.heather@uqam.ca. Les résumés ne doivent pas dépasser 1 page, y compris les références et les exemples, avec des marges de 1 pouce et une taille de caractère d’au moins 11pt. La date limite pour soumettre un résumé est le vendredi 20 janvier 2017 à minuit HNE. Les résumés seront évalués à l’UQAM. L’annonce des résultats sera faite deux semaines après la date limite.

Les résumés et les conférences peuvent être en français ou en anglais.

Les détails logistiques sur MOT vous parviendront plus tard. Veuillez vous adresser à Heather Newell (newell.heather@uqam.ca) si vous avez des questions, ou veuillez visiter notre site web: https://sites.google.com/site/uqammot2017/.

The Linguistics Department at the Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM) is pleased to announce a call for papers for the Montreal-Ottawa-Toronto Phonology Workshop (MOT). The workshop will take place March 24–26, 2017.

Abstracts are invited on any topic relevant to phonetics, phonology, morphology, and their interfaces. Please submit anonymous abstracts in PDF format with the words ”MOT 2017” in the subject line to newell.heather@uqam.ca. Abstracts are not to exceed 1 page, including data and references, with 1-inch margins and 11 point font. Please submit abstracts by Friday the 20th of January 2017 by midnight EST. Abstracts will be reviewed internally at UQAM, with results expected within two weeks of submission.

Abstracts and talks may be in either English or French.

Logistical details about the workshop will follow in due course. Please address any questions to Heather Newell (newell.heather@uqam.ca), or check on the conference website: https://sites.google.com/site/uqammot2017/.

Nov 152016

The Department of Linguistics at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, invites applications for a tenure-track position in Computational Linguistics to begin July 1, 2017, with appointment at the rank of Instructor. 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, and 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 is designing a new Professional Master in Computational Linguistics, and the successful applicant 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 applicant will teach and participate in the Department’s graduate and undergraduate programs. Teaching and research in the Department cover a broad range of subfields in linguistics, and approach 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, representative samples of published or unpublished work, and evidence of teaching effectiveness, 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 December 15, 2016. 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. Enquiries addressed to Dr. Bryan Gick, Chair of the Search Committee and Head of Department, c/o Mrs. 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.

UBC hires on the basis of merit and is committed to employment equity and diversity within its community. We especially welcome applications from members of visible minority groups, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, and others with the skills and knowledge to engage productively with diverse communities. All qualified persons are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority.

Nov 032016

Offre de bourses et de postes

Le département d’études françaises de l’Université Western Ontario offre des programmes de cycles supérieurs en littérature française ainsi qu’en linguistique accompagnés d’une aide financière garantie par la Faculté des Arts et des Sciences humaines.

Doctorat (d’une durée de 48 mois): l’aide financière prend en charge les frais de scolarité et offre une somme d’au moins 12,000$ annuellement sous la forme d’assistanats d’enseignement; l’étudiant/l’étudiante bénéficie de cet arrangement durant 4 ans;

Maîtrise (d’une durée de 12 mois): des bourses sont offertes qui couvrent une partie des frais de scolarité et les étudiants bénéficient aussi d’une somme d’au moins 12,000$ annuellement sous la forme d’assistanats d’enseignement. Pour plus d’information concernant l’aide financière offerte par notre institution, veuillez communiquer directement avec le département d’études françaises ou voir http://www.uwo.ca/french/graduate/finances/index.html

En plus des bourses de cycles supérieurs, le département d’études françaises offre aux étudiants et aux étudiantes qui ont obtenu un dossier académique de qualité une aide financière pour effectuer des voyages de recherche ou pour prendre part à des colloques.

Date limite pour la première considération pour le financement à partir de septembre 2017: 1er février 2017.

Quand vous postulez à Western, vous pouvez postuler en même temps pour la Bourse BESO (une bourse du gouvernement de l’Ontario de 15,000$; échéance : janvier 2017). Le site s’ouvre dans les premières semaines du mois d’octobre

URL de demande BESO : http://grad.uwo.ca/current_students/student_finances/ogs.html

Nous acceptons les demandes après le 1er février 2016 mais nous ne pouvons garantir le même type de financement.

Directeur des cycles supérieures : François Poiré (fpoire@uwo.ca)

Adjointe aux cycles supérieurs : Chrisanthi Ballas (frgrpr@uwo.ca)

Pour nous joindre : http://www.uwo.ca/french/graduate/programs/index.html

Adresse : Département d’études françaises, Western University, London, Ontario, Canada, N6A 3K7

url de référence : http://www.uwo.ca/french