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Oct 182017
 

La Linguistic Society of America (LSA) est ravie de proposer une offre spéciale de réduction aux membres de l’ACL / CLA. Cliquez ici pour adhérer en ligne ou ici pour un formulaire d’adhésion imprimable, et utilisez le code promo ACL/CLA pour un rabais de 20 pour cent sur nos cotisations d’adhésion déjà abordables. Le coupon est bon pour une nouvelle adhésion régulière ou étudiante et est en vigueur jusqu’au 30 octobre, alors agissez maintenant! Vous pouvez en savoir plus sur la LSA et ses activités ici.

Veuillez nous appeler au 202-835-1714 ou envoyez un courriel à areed@lsadc.org à tout moment si vous avez des questions. J’ai hâte de vous accueillir en tant que membres de la LSA et en tant que futurs participants à la vie de la LSA, qui a déjà été enrichie par les linguistes canadiens.

Les cotisations permettent à la LSA de poursuivre sa mission sur tous les fronts: présenter des recherches linguistiques de pointe dans nos publications et à nos assemblées annuelles, instituts et coLang; défendre la linguistique et les linguistes sur toutes les tribunes; et faire progresser la compréhension de notre domaine avec les médias, le grand public, les entités gouvernementales et les organismes de financement. De plus, les cotisations des membres appuient des dizaines de bourses d’études et de bourses pour l’Institut linguistique et CoLang; quatre chaires de recherche entièrement financées à l’Institut linguistique; des bourses de voyage pour les membres des minorités ethniques sous-représentées; l’inscription gratuite à l’assemblée annuelle pour les étudiants bénévoles; et l’accès gratuit à Language grâce au programme d’aide aux membres. Les avantages directs de l’adhésion incluent la possibilité de soumettre votre recherche à la réunion annuelle de LSA ou à notre Revue Language; des réductions d’inscription à l’assemblée annuelle allant jusqu’à quarante pour cent; et, pour les membres étudiants, la possibilité de demander des bourses pour les instituts linguistiques et CoLang et de faire du bénévolat à l’assemblée annuelle en échange de l’inscription gratuite.

The Linguistic Society of America (LSA) is delighted to extend a special membership discount offer to members of the ACL/CLA. Click here to join online or here for a printable membership form, and use the coupon code ACL/CLA for a 20 percent discount on our already low membership dues. The coupon is good for a new regular or student membership and is in effect through October 30, so act now! You can read more about the LSA and its activities here.

Please call us at 202-835-1714 or email areed@lsadc.org at any time if you have questions. I look forward to welcoming you as LSA members, and as future participants in the life of the LSA, which has already been much enriched by Canadian linguists.

Membership dues allow the LSA to further its mission on all fronts: to present cutting-edge linguistic research in our publications and at our Annual Meetings, Institutes, and CoLang; to advocate for linguistics and linguists everywhere; and to advance the understanding of our field with the news media, the general public, government entities and funding bodies. In addition, membership dues support scores of student fellowships and scholarships for the Linguistic Institute and CoLang; four fully-funded professorships at the Linguistic Institute; Annual Meeting travel grants for linguists from underrepresented ethnic minorities; complimentary Annual Meeting registration for student volunteers; and complimentary access to Language through the Membership Assistance Program. Direct benefits of membership include eligibility to submit your research for presentation at the LSA Annual Meeting or in our journal Language; Annual Meeting registration discounts of up to forty percent; and, for student members, eligibility to apply for fellowships for the Linguistic Institutes and CoLang and to volunteer at the Annual Meeting in exchange for complimentary registration.

Oct 162017
 

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 Ryerson, du samedi 27 mai au lundi 29 mai 2017. Certaines des communications présentées n’ont pas été soumises par les auteures et les auteurs.

Rédacteur : Andrew Alexander Monti

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 Ryerson University from Saturday, May 27, to Monday, May 29, 2017. Not all papers given at the conference were submitted.

Editor: Andrew Alexander Monti

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

Oct 132017
 

The Department of Languages, Literatures and Linguistics at York University will host the 48th Linguistic Symposium on Romance Languages (LSRL 48) from April 25-28, 2018.

The theme of the conference is Points of Convergence in Romance Linguistics, which aims to capture the fact that all the major areas of linguistics (e.g. morphology, syntax, semantics, phonology, sociolinguistics, first and second language acquisition) will be represented through research on different Romance languages.

In addition to the main session, consisting of oral presentations and two poster sessions, LSRL 48 will feature a special workshop on Romance Diachrony at the Interfaces, which focuses on generative syntactic interfaces with morphology, semantics, and pragmatics in Romance historical linguistics.

Conference website: www.yorku.ca/lsrl48

Invited speakers

April 25: Workshop: Romance Diachrony at the Interfaces
Ian Roberts (Cambridge University, UK)
April 26-28: Main session: Points of Convergence in Romance Linguistics
Julie Auger (Indiana University, USA)
Angelica Hernandez (PhD student, University of Western Ontario, Canada)
Daniela Isac (Concordia University, Canada)
Giuseppe Longobardi (University of York, UK)
Ana Teresa Perez-Leroux (University of Toronto, Canada)

We invite abstract submissions for LSRL 48 (both workshop and main session) for 20-minute talks (plus 10 minutes for discussion) and/or poster presentations (approx. size: 3ft x 4ft or 90cm x 120cm) on any aspect of Romance Linguistics. All abstracts should be anonymous, no more than two pages in length (including examples and references), in 12-point font, 8.5×11-inch page setup (= US Letter), with 1-inch margins. Submissions are limited to one individual and one joint abstract per author, or two joint abstracts per author, and papers must be in English. We will automatically consider your submission for both the workshop and the main session. To submit an abstract for LSRL 48, please go to the following link: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=lsrl48

Deadline for abstract submission: December 1, 2017

Notification of acceptance: February 2, 2018

Contact name: Gabriela Alboiu

Contact email: lsrl48@yorku.ca

Aug 282017
 

Le Département d’études françaises de l’Université Concordia sollicite des candidatures pour un poste menant à la permanence en didactique et en linguistique appliquée à l’enseignement du français langue seconde.

Les candidats et les candidates retenus feront état d’une formation doctorale, le diplôme de troisième cycle devant être obtenu pour la date d’entrée en fonction et auront de l’expérience en enseignement du français langue seconde et de la didactique du FLS. Priorité sera accordée aux formations en apprentissage et enseignement du français langue seconde (acquisition de langue seconde, didactique, linguistique appliquée).

Les fonctions rattachées à ce poste comprennent entre autres l’enseignement de cours au premier cycle et dans le cadre du microprogramme de deuxième cycle en didactique et linguistique pour l’enseignement du français langue seconde, l’élaboration de programmes et la coordination de cours.

Par ailleurs, une expérience en organisation et supervision des stages pédagogiques en enseignement du FLS, l’appartenance à un programme de recherche lié à sa spécialisation, une maîtrise des outils d’enseignement en ligne (Moodle, etc.), une expertise avérée dans le domaine des TIC, une expérience dans la passation d’examens DELF/DALF/TCF ainsi qu’une bonne connaissance du CECRL constitueront de sérieux atouts.

Le dossier de candidature doit comprendre une lettre de motivation, un curriculum vitæ, un énoncé des intérêts de recherche et de la philosophie d’enseignement, des évaluations de cours (si possible), un exemplaire des principales contributions scientifiques et trois lettres de recommandation adressées à :

Monsieur Denis Liakin, directeur
Département d’études françaises
Université Concordia, LB 601-3
1455, boul. De Maisonneuve Ouest
Montréal (Québec) H3G 1M8
denis.liakin@concordia.ca

Ce poste au rang de professeur adjoint est proposé sous réserve des autorisations budgétaires et en fonction des besoins des départements et unités.

Pour toute question, veuillez contacter monsieur Denis Liakin. Les dossiers de candidature doivent parvenir au département au plus tard le 31 octobre 2017. Seuls les dossiers complets seront étudiés. La date d’entrée en fonction est du 1er août 2018.

Toute personne qualifiée peut soumettre son dossier de candidature; les Canadiens et les résidents permanents se verront toutefois accorder la priorité. Le dossier de candidature devra faire état du statut du candidat. L’Université Concordia souscrit au principe d’équité en matière d’emploi.

Aug 242017
 

Applications are being sought by the Department of Linguistics for a .5 time Lecturer position beginning January 1, 2018. A completed Ph.D. by the time of appointment is a primary qualification for appointment, as is demonstrated promise as a teacher, including demonstrated ability to teach scientific writing in linguistics. Duties of the position will include the teaching and development of lower-division undergraduate linguistics classes, both core and service courses, many of which are large classes, as well as the periodic teaching of upper-division classes in the sub-discipline of their Ph.D. research. The successful candidate will also be required to participate in the collegial governance of the department and university and should have the ability and willingness to assume roles that help the department meet the university’s mission to engage with the community.

Linguistics at SFU (web page: http://www.sfu.ca/linguistics) offers both graduate and undergraduate degree programs, joint majors with Computing Science and First Nations Studies, a TESL certificate program, a speech science certificate, a certificate in First Nations language proficiency, and provides one of the principal components of the Cognitive Science undergraduate degree program. The department currently serves 215 undergraduate majors/minors and 25 graduate students. In addition to a full suite of linguistics courses at all levels, the department offers an array of courses in First Nations languages, primarily in communities throughout B. C. and the Yukon.

Applications must include:

  1. a cover letter
  2. a current curriculum vitae; please also note your citizenship/immigration status
  3. a statement of teaching philosophy and dossier of sample supporting materials, such as course outlines and lecture materials, teaching evaluations, instructional workshops and training, etc., along with a summary of experience in teaching linguistics courses
  4. names and contact details of three academic references

Applications should be submitted electronically to lingasst@sfu.ca or sent to: Faculty Search, Department of Linguistics, Simon Fraser University, 8888 University Drive, Burnaby, B. C. V5A 1S6, Canada. The closing date for applications is October 31, 2017.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority. Simon Fraser University is committed to employment and encourages applications from all qualified individuals, regardless of gender, including visible minorities, persons of Aboriginal heritage, LGTBQ-identified persons, and persons with disabilities. Please note that the position is subject to availability of funding, approval by the Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences and final approval by the Vice President Academic.

Under the authority of the University Act, personal information that is required by the University for academic appointment competitions will be collected. For further details see the collection notice: http://www.sfu.ca/vpacademic/faculty_openings/collection_notice.html#main_conte nt_title



Aug 162017
 

Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream
Chinese Language and Culture/Language Teaching and Learning

The Department of Language Studies, University of Toronto Mississauga, invites applications for a teaching stream appointment in Chinese (Mandarin) Language and Culture, and Language Teaching and Learning at the rank of Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream. The position start date is July 1st, 2018.

We seek candidates whose teaching and research expertise is in Chinese language and culture, as well as in Language Teaching and Learning/Second Language Pedagogy. By the start date of the appointment, the successful candidate must have completed a PhD in First or Second Language Education or (Applied) Linguistics with a focus on Chinese, or in Chinese Literature and Culture with a focus on language education. Candidates must have an extensive knowledge of recent advances in pedagogical theory as they apply to Chinese Language instruction, a solid teaching experience at the university level, as well as excellent teaching skills. Evidence of excellence in teaching and pedagogy will be illustrated through outstanding teaching evaluations, a demonstrated commitment to best pedagogical practices, strong letters of reference from referees endorsing excellent teaching, and the teaching dossier including a teaching statement, submitted as part of the application. Native or near-native fluency in Mandarin and a strong command of oral and written English are required.

The successful candidate will be involved in teaching at the undergraduate level, coordination and development of Chinese language courses, supervision of the Chinese Minor Program as well as the development of Chinese language curricular materials and teaching tools.

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/.

Application Information: For further details and to apply online please visit https://utoronto.taleo.net/careersection/10050/jobdetail.ftl?job=1701369. To ensure consideration, applicants should submit all application materials in English online by October 2nd, 2017. Complete applications will include: 1) a curriculum vitae; 2) a cover letter which includes a description of future pedagogic plans; 3) a teaching dossier with a detailed statement outlining a teaching philosophy, a list of courses taught, course syllabi, teaching evaluations, and a sample of a new course proposal intended for advanced undergraduates in Chinese language and/or culture; 4) one writing sample of no more than 30pp (writing sample in Chinese is acceptable); 5) three letters of reference that address teaching abilities, should be sent directly by the referee under separate cover by the October 2nd, 2017 deadline to Joanna Szewczyk at joanna.szewczyk@utoronto.ca. Please ensure the candidate’s name and “Chinese Search” are included in the subject line and that letters are on letterhead, signed, dated and scanned.

Submission guidelines can be found at: http://uoft.me/how-to-apply. We strongly recommend combining attached documents into one or two files in PDF/MS Word format. Please address any questions to Joanna Szewczyk, Assistant to the Chair, at joanna.szewczyk@utoronto.ca with subject line: “Chinese Search- (your full name)”.

The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from racialized persons/persons of color, 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 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.

Qualifications:

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, 23, 24 et 25 mai 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 15 décembre 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)