Jun 272018

Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream, French as a Second Language
Requisition # 1802193



The Department of French in the Faculty of Arts & Science at the University of Toronto invites applications for a full-time continuing teaching stream appointment in French as a Second Language at the rank of Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream, effective July 1st, 2019.

We seek candidates with teaching expertise and pedagogical scholarship in French as a Second Language including extensive knowledge of pedagogical content development, curriculum design, innovative methods and approaches for French language teaching, and theories and principles of second language learning. Expertise in one or more areas of linguistics taught in the department’s undergraduate program (second language acquisition, formal and experimental linguistics, bilingualism & sociolinguistics) as well as experience with teaching core French language skills for specific purposes (e.g., business, law, health) will be an asset. The successful candidate must demonstrate excellence in teaching at the university level, a commitment to pedagogical enquiry, curriculum development and teaching innovation as well as an interest in developing a long-term career in teaching and related scholarly activity. S/he will be responsible for courses primarily at the undergraduate level; graduate level teaching may occur depending on departmental needs. In addition to core teaching responsibilities, the position includes coordinating and developing new French language and linguistics or second language pedagogy & learning courses, supervising teaching assistants as well as developing curricular materials and teaching tools.

Applicants must have

  1. A PhD in Linguistics, Applied Linguistics or Second/Foreign Language Teaching and Learning by the date of application
  2. A record of excellence in teaching
  3. Demonstrated expertise with pedagogical innovation (e.g., hybrid and on-line course delivery, pedagogical technologies, flipped classrooms, data-driven language learning)
  4. Experience in language coordination
  5. A strong commitment to or experience with language curriculum renewal and pedagogical training for teaching assistants

Evidence of excellence in teaching and a demonstrated commitment to exceptional pedagogical practices will be illustrated through outstanding course evaluations, strong letters of reference from referees endorsing excellent teaching and commitment to pedagogical innovation, and the teaching dossier and teaching statement submitted as part of the application. Candidates must have native or near-native French proficiency and be able to work effectively in English.

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

This position will be held at the University of Toronto, St. George campus in downtown Toronto. For more information about the University of Toronto and the Department of French, please visit www.utoronto.ca and www.french.utoronto.ca.

All qualified candidates are invited to apply online. Submission guidelines can be found at http://uoft.me/how-to-apply. To ensure consideration, application materials must be submitted by the closing date of August 27, 2018. Complete applications will include

  1. A curriculum vitae;
  2. A cover letter of no more than two single-spaced pages which includes a description of future pedagogical projects;
  3. A teaching dossier with a detailed statement outlining teaching philosophy (maximum two pages), a list of courses taught, course syllabi, teaching evaluations, and a proposal for three courses (maximum four pages each):
    1. a third-year course for students in the Department’s Minor in French as a Second Language;
    2. an advanced on-line course for the Department’s Major in French as a Second Language; and
    3. an advanced undergraduate Linguistics course in the candidate’s area(s) of expertise for the Major/Specialist in French Language and French Linguistics or a graduate course in Second Language Teaching and Learning.
  4. One writing sample of no more than 30 pages (an article, conference paper or excerpt drawn from a dissertation chapter);
  5. Three letters of reference addressed to Professor Alexie Tcheuyap, Chair of the Department of French (dated, signed and on letterhead), at least two of which must speak directly to teaching ability including familiarity with methods and theories of second language teaching and learning. They must be sent directly by the referees under separate cover, preferably in PDF format, to Marjorie Rolando at marjorie.rolando@utoronto.ca (with “French FSL Position” and the applicant’s name in the subject line) by the August 27, 2018 deadline.

We strongly recommend combining all attached documents into a single file in PDF/MS Word format. Please address any questions to Marjorie Rolando, Assistant to the Chair, at marjorie.rolando@utoronto.ca with subject line: “French FSL Position – (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.

Jun 272018

Les résultats du vote sur l’ajout d’un nouveau règlement aux règlements de l’ACL ont été enregistrés:

Oui : 44
Non : 0
Abstention: 3

La motion est adoptée. Le nouveau texte a été ajouté aux règlements sur le site web de l’ACL.

The results of the vote on the addition of a new bylaw to the CLA bylaws have been recorded:

Yes: 44
No: 0
Abstention: 3

The motion is passed. The new text has been added to the official bylaws on the CLA website.

Lors de la dernière assemblée générale annuelle, un ajout aux règlements de l’ACL a été proposé.

Les membres de l’ACL recevront de Qualtrics un courriel avec un lien vers un bulletin de vote anonyme. Le service est autorisé à l’Université de Calgary et toutes les données sont conservées à l’intérieur du Canada. Si vous n’avez pas reçu votre bulletin de vote avant le vendredi 29 juin, veuillez communiquer avec Dennis Storoshenko à dstorosh@ucalgary.ca. S’il vous plaît, vérifier vos filtres anti-spam avant d’écrire. Le vote commence à midi le 28 juin, heure de Terre-Neuve. Le vote se termine à 23h59 le 28 juillet, heure du Pacifique.

At the last Annual General Meeting, an addition to the CLA bylaws was proposed.

Members of the CLA will receive a separate email with a link to an anonymous ballot from Qualtrics. The service is licensed to the University of Calgary, and all data is retained inside Canada. If you have not received your ballot by Friday, June 29, please contact Dennis Storoshenko at dstorosh@ucalgary.ca. Please check your spam filters before writing. Voting starts at noon on June 28, Newfoundland time. Voting closes at 11:59pm July 28, Pacific time.

Proposition | Motion

May 032018


42e Colloque annuel de l’Association de linguistique des provinces atlantiques
Dalhousie University
Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

2-3 novembre 2018

Thème du colloque :
La phraséologie dans tous ses états

Conférenciers invités :
Gaétane Dostie, Université de Sherbrooke
David Beck, University of Alberta

Nous invitons des propositions de communication, en français ou en anglais, portant sur le thème du colloque : défis que les expressions phraséologisées posent pour la linguistique théorique, la traduction, le traitement automatique et l’enseignement des langues; phrasèmes lexicaux, syntaxiques et morphologiques en synchronie et en diachronie, dans la perspective intra- et inter- linguistique/culturelle.

Sont bienvenues également des communications traitant de n’importe quel autre domaine de linguistique théorique et appliquée et de traductologie.
Les étudiants des cycles supérieurs sont particulièrement encouragés à soumettre des propositions.

La durée des communications est de 30 minutes : 20 minutes de présentation et 10 minutes pour la période de discussion.

Les résumés anonymes ne doivent pas dépasser 300 mots, excluant le titre et les références. Sur une page séparée, veuillez indiquer le titre de votre proposition, votre nom et votre affiliation (s’il y a lieu, mentionnez le fait que vous êtes étudiant), votre adresse électronique, ainsi que l’équipement audiovisuel dont vous aurez besoin pour votre présentation.

Les actes du colloque seront disponibles en libre accès. La publication subséquente d’une sélection d’articles présentés est également envisagée.

Date limite pour la soumission des résumés : le 1er août 2018
Notification d’acceptation/de rejet : le 1er septembre 2018

Veuillez faire parvenir votre résumé et votre feuille d’identification en pièces jointes séparées (MS Word ou PDF) à l’adresse électronique suivante :

apla.alpa.2018 AT gmail.com

Les frais d’inscription pour le colloque sont de 75$ (40$ pour les retraités et 20$ pour les étudiants). En ce qui concerne les auteurs non membres de l’Association de linguistique des provinces atlantiques (ALPA), des frais de cotisation annuelle de 25$ (10$ pour les étudiants) doivent être acquittés en sus des frais d’inscription. Pour de plus amples informations à propos de l’ALPA, veuillez consulter le site http://www.unb.ca/apla-alpa


42nd Annual Meeting of the Atlantic Provinces Linguistic Association
Dalhousie University
Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

November 02-03, 2018

Conference Theme:
Phraseology in All its Aspects

Keynote Speakers:
Gaétane Dostie, Université de Sherbrooke
David Beck, University of Alberta

We invite proposals, in English or French, related to the conference theme: phraseologized expressions as a challenge for linguistic theory, translation, NLP and language teaching; lexical, syntactic and morphological phrasemes from both synchronic and diachronic viewpoints, in intra- and inter- linguistic/cultural perspectives.

Papers are also invited for general sessions on any aspect of theoretical and applied linguistics as well as translation studies.

Graduate students are especially encouraged to submit.

Papers are 30 minutes in length (20 minutes for presentation and 10 minutes for discussion).

Anonymous abstracts should be no more than 300 words in length, excluding title and references. On a separate page, please list your paper title, name, affiliation (indicate if you are a student), your current electronic address, and any audiovisual equipment needed for your presentation.

Proceedings of the conference will be made available as an open access publication. A volume featuring a selection of presented papers is foreseen as well.

Deadline for abstract submissions: August 01, 2018
Notification of acceptance/rejection: September 01, 2018

Please submit abstracts and cover page as separate attachments (MSWord or PDF) at the following address:

apla.alpa.2018 AT gmail.com

The registration fee for the conference is $75 ($40 for retirees and $20 for students). Presenters who are not members of the Atlantic Provinces Linguistic Association (APLA) are expected to pay an annual membership fee of $25 ($10 for students) in addition to the registration fee. For more information about APLA, please visit: http://www.unb.ca/apla-alpa

Apr 032018

Le Département d’études françaises de l’Université Concordia (Montréal, Canada) souhaite inviter les personnes intéressées à soumettre leur demande d’admission pour le nouveau Microprogramme de 2e cycle en didactique et linguistique pour l’enseignement du français langue seconde (15 crédits) :


Dans le cadre de ce microprogramme, vous pourrez acquérir les bases théoriques nécessaires à l’enseignement du français langue étrangère (FLE) ou seconde (FLS). Vous apprendrez également à planifier et à piloter des situations d’enseignement-apprentissage basées sur les travaux actuels en didactique des langues et en linguistique appliquée à l’enseignement du FLE/S.

Le Département d’études françaises fournit un environnement académique riche au sein duquel vous développerez les compétences d’analyse, de réflexion et d’adaptation pour répondre adéquatement aux différents défis de l’enseignement du FLE/S. À travers vos séminaires en didactique et en linguistique appliquée, vous acquerrez une connaissance fondamentale des référentiels de niveaux de compétence en langue au Québec et dans le monde francophone. Vous aurez également l’occasion de développer vos propres activités d’apprentissage en vous appuyant sur les outils numériques les plus récents, et ce, avec le soutien de professeurs renommés et experts en la matière.

Au plan de votre formation pratique, le microprogramme inclut un stage d’observation au cours duquel vous aurez l’occasion d’étudier et d’analyser les pratiques d’enseignement du FLE/S ainsi que les processus d’acquisition de la langue, et ce, à la lumière de vos nouveaux acquis.

Pour plus d’informations sur le microprogramme, veuillez contacter la directrice du programme, Diane Querrien (diane.querrien@concordia.ca). La date limite pour la demande d’admission est le 15 juin 2018.

Merci de partager avec les étudiants !

The Department of Études françaises at the Concordia University (Montréal, Canada) would like to invite those interested in pursuing graduate studies to submit an application for new Graduate Certificate in Didactics and Linguistics for Teaching French as a Second Language (15 credits):


This certificate provides a rich academic environment where you will develop analytical and practical skills that respond to the many challenges of teaching FSL. Through coursework and experiential learning opportunities, you will gain a deep understanding of the standards used in Quebec and the French-speaking world to assess the French language skills of allophone learners.

For more information on this graduate certificate, please contact the Graduate Program Director, Diane Querrien (diane.querrien@concordia.ca).

Mar 312018

L’Association canadienne de linguistique a tenu son congrès de 2018 lors du Congrès des sciences humaines à l’Université de Regina, du mercredi 30 mai au vendredi 1er juin 2018.

The Canadian Linguistic Association held its 2018 conference as part of the Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of Regina, from Wednesday, May 30, to Friday, June 1, 2018.


dernière mise à jour: 31 mai 2018 | latest update: May 31, 2018

Mercredi le 30 mai | Wednesday, May 30
8:30 9:00

déjeuner | breakfast


Morphosyntaxe | Morphosyntax

Présidente | Chair: Bronwyn Bjorkman

Phonologie | Phonology

Président | Chair: Jeffrey Lamontagne

Sémantique | Semantics

Président | Chair: John Lyon

9:00 9:30

Arsalan Kahnemuyipour & Mansour Shabani (Toronto and Guilan)

Resumption in Gilaki possessor split

Gladstone Deklu (MUN)

Obligatory contour principle in Ewe tonal phonology

9:30 10:00

Adriana Soto-Corominas, Scott James Perry & David Heap (Western)

We see me presenting an OT account of partially co-referential clitics

Michael Dow (Montreal)

A corpus study of phonological factors in novel English blends

Alexis Wellwood (USC)

Natural language metaphysics revisited

10:00 10:30

Jean-François Juneau (Toronto)

On the mi-/mo- preverbs in ditransitive Georgian verbs

Daniel Currie Hall (St. Mary’s) & Avery Ozburn (UBC)

The representation of phonological contrast in Uyghur vowel harmony

Suzi Lima & Adriana Leitão Martins (Toronto/Federal University of Rio de Janeiro)

Aspectual information impacts the countability of deverbal nouns in Brazilian Portuguese

10:30 10:45

pause | break


Syntaxe | Syntax

Présidente | Chair: Ileana Paul

Sémantique/Pragmatique | Semantics/Pragmatics

Présidente | Chair: Suzi Lima

Sociolinguistique | Sociolinguistics

Présidente | Chair: Nicole Rosen

10:45 11:15

Khokha Fahloune (UQAM)

Redoublement de clitique ou accord : retour sur les marqueurs sujet et objet en kabyle

Donna Gerdts, Zachary Gilkison & Nancy Hedberg (Simon Fraser)

Determiners, deixis, and discourse in Hul’q’umi’num’ Salish

Achille Fossi (York)

Du bilinguisme officiel au conflit linguistique : perceptions croisées des jeunes

11:15 11:45

Richard Compton (UQAM)

Inuit φ-markers as the exponence of agree: Evidence from granularity, default forms

Angelika Kiss (Toronto)

Attributing illocutionary acts in Spanish by the tag question ¿no?

11:45 1:00

dîner | lunch

Session des affiches | Poster session
FNFNUC Multi-purpose room
1:00 3:45
3:45 4:00

pause | break

4:00 6:00

Assemblée générale | Annual general meeting
FNFNUC Multi-purpose room

Jeudi le 31 mai | Thursday, May 31
8:30 9:00

déjeuner | breakfast


Syntaxe | Syntax

Présidente | Chair: Jila Ghomeshi

Phonétique | Phonetics

Présidente | Chair: Heather Newell

Acquisition de langue seconde | Second language acquisition

Présidente | Chair: Mary O’Brien

9:00 9:30

John Lyon (Victoria)

Syntactic evidence for a tensed, null equative copula in Okanagan

Jeffrey Lamontagne, Heather Goad & Morgan Sonderegger (McGill)

Prominence assignment and word-level properties in Quebec French

Abigail McMeekin (Lethbridge)

L1–L2 speaker interaction in a study abroad setting: Communication strategies, word searches, and intersubjectivity

9:30 10:00

Susana Béjar &Arsalan Kahnemuyipour (Toronto)

When intensional subjects control agreement

Yoichi Mukai, Benjamin V. Tucker & Juhani Järvikivi (Alberta)

The effect of phonological–orthographic consistency on the processing of reduced and citation forms of Japanese words: Evidence from pupillometry

Mahyar Nakhaei (Calgary)

The L1 effect on L2 pronoun resolution: The case of Persian-speaking EFL learners

10:00 10:45

pause | break


Temps | Tense

Président | Chair: Dennis Storoshenko

Changement linguistique | Linguistic change

Présidente | Chair: Sara Williamson

Prosodie | Prosody

Président | Chair: Jacques Lamarche

10:45 11:15

Bettina Spreng (Saskatchewan)

Finiteness, tense, and feature inheritance in Inuktitut

Kevin Russell (Manitoba)

I just… I think there might be a new construction

Anne Bertrand & Michael Rochemont (UBC)

Focusing subjects in Québec French

11:15 11:45

Bronwyn M. Bjorkman (Queen’s)

Pronominal tense and anaphora: Evidence from sequence of tense

Christina Terpstra (Calgary)

Language-internal and -external factors conditioning a grammatical change in the Early Modern Dutch verb ZIJN ‘be’ paradigm

Claudine Cardinal, Ophélie Gauthier-Barrette, Audrey Lefebvre & Alexis-James Gaudreau (UQAM)

Variation prosodique et débats politiques : le maintien du tour de parole

11:45 2:00

dîner | lunch

12:15 1:45

Acknowledging Indigenous and other knowledge in grammars of Indigenous languages


Syntaxe | Syntax

Présidente | Chair: Diane Massam


Président | Chair: Yves Roberge


Présidente | Chair: Michelle Troberg

2:00 2:30

Iuliia Rezvukhina (Manitoba)

Russian adverbs, universal hierarchy and relativised minimality

Ashrafiqin Ahmad (Laval)

L’acquisition de la maximalité des constructions nominales définies au pluriel en français langue maternelle

Thanh Hai Tran (Manitoba)

General extender use in Southern Manitoban and Filipino-Winnipegger speech

2:30 3:00

Neil Banerjee (MIT)

Fishing for CARP in Kinyarwanda

Lindsay Hracs (Calgary)

A corpus study of only in child-directed and child-produced speech

Basile Roussel (Ottawa)

Pouvez-vous répéter la question ? Une étude variationniste des interrogatives totales en français acadien

3:00 3:30

Jacques Lamarche (Western)

Phrase structure without head features

Camille Vidou, Jade Picard-Lauzon, Vanessa Moisoni, Paméla Trudeau-Fisette, Lucile Rapin & Lucie Ménard (UQAM)

Étude des caractéristiques perceptives de l’accent d’emphase produit par des enfants atteints d’un trouble du spectre de l’autisme

Laura Kastronic, Stephen Levey & Mélissa Chiasson-Léger (Toronto and Ottawa)

Sisters under the skin?: Discourse-pragmatic variation and change in three varieties of French

3:30 3:45

pause | break

3:45 5:15

Communications plénières | Plenary talks
Lauréates du Prix national d’excellence | Recipients of the National Achievement Award

Alana Johns (Toronto)

Suliatsaluvinik: Lots of work to do

Lorna Wanosts’a7 Williams (Victoria)

Wa7 szumin’em ti nqwaluttqnlkkalha, ‘Our talk’ is precious: Working together for the voices for the land

FNFNUC Multi-purpose room

5:00 7:00

Réception de la rectrice | President’s reception
Centre for Kinesiology (CK)CK 122

Vendredi le 1 juin | Friday, June 1
8:30 9:00

déjeuner | breakfast


Morphologie | Morphology

Présidente | Chair: Elizabeth Cowper

Langues en contact | Languages in contact

Présidente | Chair: Laura Kastronic

9:00 9:30

Gavin Bembridge (York)

The morphology of non-canonical imperfect subjunctives in Spanish

Veronika Makarova & Natalia Terekhova (Saskatchewan)

Russian grammar acquisition by bilingual/multilingual children in Canada and monolingual children in Russia

9:30 10:00

Jila Ghomeshi & Tasheney Francis Holness (Manitoba)

Additive and associative plural marking in Jamiekan

Scott Perry (Western)

Phonological vowel reduction in Central Catalan: Effects of language dominance in Catalan–Spanish bilingual children

10:00 10:30

Johnnatan Nascimento (UQAM)

The beginning of transformation: A nanosyntactic account for parasynthetic verbs in Brazilian Portuguese

Anwar Alkhudidi & Yasaman Rafat (Western)

Phonological attrition in Arabic-English-speaking bilinguals living in Canada

10:30 11:00

Olga Kharytonava (Western)

Lexical integrity: Suspended affixation in Turkish nominals

Grace Gomashie (Western)

Describing motion events in Spanish and English in child bilingual narratives

11:00 11:15

pause | break



Présidente | Chair: Lindsay Hracs


Président | Chair: Will Oxford

11:15 11:45

Susana Béjar, Diane Massam, Ana Teresa Pérez-Leroux & Yves Roberge (Toronto)

Syntactic recursion: Theory and acquisition

Dennis Ryan Storoshenko (Calgary)

Person-neutral ownself in two varieties of Asian English

11:45 12:15

Adriana Soto-Corominas (Western)

Asymmetrical acquisition of non-personal Catalan clitics: Dominance effects

Sara Williamson & Chung-hye Han (Simon Fraser)

Might should we consider this?: Double modal inversion in Southern United States English

12:15 1:30

dîner | lunch


Syntaxe | Syntax

Présidente | Chair: Leslie Saxon

Phonétique etc. | Phonetics etc.

Présidente | Chair: Michael Dow

1:30 2:00

Will Oxford (Manitoba)

What’s the inverse of an inverse? Transitive constructions in Algonquian and Austronesian

Sawsan Alwabari (Ottawa)

Palatals incompatibility with tongue root retraction: Ultrasound and acoustic evidence

2:00 2:30

Elizabeth Ritter & Martina Wiltschko (Calgary and UBC)

Distinguishing speech act roles from grammatical person features

Gretchen McCulloch & Jeffrey Lamontagne (Lingthusiasm & McGill)

Une longueur d’avance : Orthographic lengthening and phonological variation on Twitter

Mar 302018

Request for Papers

All Together Now? Computational Modeling of Polysynthetic Languages

25-26 August, 2018, Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA
Co-located with COLING 2018

Polysynthetic languages are languages where words typically consist of many morphemes, each with independent meaning. Polysynthetic languages occur all over the world. In particular, the Indigenous languages of the Americas are polysynthetic, as well as many languages of Australia, Siberia and New Guinea.

This workshop aims to bring together specialists in language technology and linguists on one hand with language practitioners and revitalization experts on the other. Our goal is to foster an informed dialogue about these languages with contributions from all workshop attendees, so that polysynthetic languages can benefit from most recent advances of language technology, in a way that is helpful, productive and addresses immediate needs of the language communities. The workshop has been planned around COLING to ensure that computational advances for these complex languages both draws on the knowledge of related communities and contributes to their needs.

We seek two types of contribution:

  1. original research papers which present results of linguistic and computational linguistic analysis;
  2. experience papers which present issues such as educational needs, policy processes or practical applications.

The former type of paper follows the expected academic requirements for research papers; the latter is more experiential so could, by definition, be of a different nature from the typical conference paper. Submitters will be asked to categorize their papers as either type (1) or (2) or both, which will then drive the selection of reviewers. This will ensure that all papers are reviewed fairly.

Important Dates: We will have two opportunities for submissions. For those not submitting to the main COLING conference, relevant dates are:

  • Workshop pre-submission deadline: May 1, 2018
  • Notification: May 30, 2018
  • Camera-ready submission deadline: June 30, 2018

For those who might also submit to the main conference, dates established by COLING organizers are:

  • Workshop submission deadline: May 25, 2018
  • Notification: June 20, 2018
  • Camera-ready submission deadline: June 30, 2018

Note that this very short deadline for authors means that pre-submissions from those authors who are not impacted by the main conference will be accepted earlier.

More Information: http://languagescience.umd.edu/poly

Workshop Organizers:

  • Primary organizer: Judith L. Klavans, Army Research Laboratory
  • Co-organizers (alphabetically listed):
    • Anna Kazantseva, National Research Council of Canada
    • Roland Kuhn, National Research Council of Canada
    • Stephen LaRocca, Army Research Laboratory
    • Jeffrey Micher, Army Research Laboratory and Carnegie Mellon University
    • Maria Polinsky, University of Maryland
    • Omer Preminger, University of Maryland
    • Clare Voss, Army Research Laboratory

Program Committee:

  • Antti Arppe, U. Alberta
  • Mark Baker, Rutgers University
  • Steven Bird, Charles Darwin U
  • Aaron Broadwell, U of Florida
  • David Chiang, U Notre Dame
  • Lauren Clemens, SUNY Albany
  • Richard Compton, U de Québec à Montréal
  • Christopher Cox, Carleton U
  • Amy Dahlstrom, U of Chicago
  • Henry Davis, U British Columbia
  • Jeff Good, SUNY at Buffalo
  • Nizar Habash, NYU Abu Dabi
  • David Harrison, Swarthmore College
  • Gary Holton, UHawai’i-Mānoa
  • Marianne Ignace, Simon Fraser U
  • Roland Kuhn, NRC (Canada)
  • Stephen LaRocca, ARL
  • Lori Levin, CMU
  • Gina-Anne Levow, U Wash
  • Patrick Littell, CMU, NRC (Canada)
  • Alexa Little – 7000 Languages
  • Jordan Lachler, U of Alberta
  • Mitch Marcus, U of Penn
  • Michael Maxwell, CASL-UMd
  • Jeffrey Micher, ARL
  • Marianne Mithun, UCSB
  • Timothy Montler, U N Texas
  • Rachel Nordlinger, U Melbourne
  • Boyan Onyshkevych, DARPA
  • Maria Polinsky, UMd
  • Omer Preminger, UMd
  • Carl Rubino, IARPA
  • Lane Schwartz, UIUC
  • Richard Sproat, Google
  • Clare Voss, ARL
  • Michelle Yuan, MIT
  • Mar 162018

    The School of Languages, Linguistics, Literatures and Cultures at the University of Calgary invites you to the 2018 NorthWest Conference on Phonetics & Phonology.

    Abstracts are due by 11:59 p.m. (Pacific time) on April 6, 2018.

    Abstracts should be no more than 1 page in 12 pt. font with 1-inch margins, with an optional second page for references. At the top of the abstract, please put: the title of the paper, author name(s) and affiliation(s), and author e-mail address. Submissions should be in .pdf format; please ensure that all phonetic fonts are embedded (if relevant).

    To submit your abstract, send it as an attachment to the conference organizers at nowphoncalgary@gmail.com. In your email please specify the following:

    • Your name and department and university affiliation
    • The names of your coauthors (if submitting co-authored work) and their department and university affiliations
    • Whether you are undergraduate, graduate, post-doc, or faculty
    • Preferred method of presentation: oral presentation, poster presentation, or either

    We will attempt to provide everyone with their preferred presentation format but the number of oral presentation slots will be limited, as there will not be parallel sessions.

    Proceedings of papers from the conference will be published in the Calgary Working Papers in Linguistics. The deadline for paper submission will follow the conference; more information will be posted later.

    Notification of acceptances will be issued on April 13, 2018.

    Please direct any questions to nowphoncalgary@gmail.com.
    Further information can be found on the conference website: https://sites.google.com/site/nowphon2018

    Feb 202018

    Poste à durée limitée en linguistique française et enseignement du français langue seconde
    Université Concordia

    Le Département d’études françaises sollicite des candidatures pour un poste à durée déterminée en linguistique française et enseignement du français langue seconde.

    Les qualifications recherchées sont un Ph. D. obtenu ou en voie d’obtention en linguistique et de l’expérience en enseignement de la linguistique française et du français langue seconde.

    L’appartenance à un programme de recherche lié à sa spécialisation, une maîtrise des outils d’enseignement en ligne (Moodle, etc.) 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 recommandations adressées à :

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


    Ce poste est proposé sous réserve des autorisations budgétaires et en fonction des besoins des départements et unités. Toute personne occupant un poste à durée déterminée peut voir son contrat renouvelé en fonction des autorisations budgétaires, des besoins des départements et unités, ainsi que du rendement professionnel de la personne. La durée de l’ensemble des affectations possibles, c’est-à-dire de la première affectation jumelée avec les affectations subséquentes potentielles, ne peut dépasser 36 mois ou trois années consécutives. La personne retenue occupera un poste de professeur-e adjoint-e, et ce, du 1er août 2018 au 14 mai 2019. La personne enseignera six cours la première année et sept cours les deux années subséquentes, si son contrat est renouvelé. Elle sera appelée à accomplir des tâches administratives au sein du Département d’études françaises ou de l’université.

    Pour toute question, veuillez contacter monsieur Denis Liakin. L’étude des candidatures se fera à mesure de la réception des offres de service jusqu’à ce que le poste soit pourvu. Elles doivent parvenir au département au plus tard le 30 mars 2018.

    Toutes les offres seront étudiées; les Canadiens et les résidents permanents se verront toutefois accorder la priorité. L’Université Concordia souscrit au principe de l’équité en matière d’emploi.

    Feb 142018

    The Department of Linguistics in the Faculty of Arts and Science (St. George Campus) at the University of Toronto invites applications for two one – year contractually limited term (CLTA) appointments. One appointment is in the area of Phonology. The other appointment is in the area of Sociolinguistics, with a secondary specialization in Phonetics. Both appointments will be at the rank of Assistant Professor, commencing July 1, 2018 and ending on June 30, 2019.

    The successful candidates must have earned a Ph.D. in Linguistics by the date of appointment. Candidates must have a record of excellence in research, and a demonstrated commitment to excellence in teaching in the area of Phonology for the first appointment and Sociolinguistics, with a secondary specialization in Phonetics, for the second appointment. Evidence of excellence in research can be demonstrated by publications in top ranked, field relevant journals, or forthcoming publications meeting high international standards, presentations at significant conferences, and strong endorsements from referees of high standing. Evidence of excellence in teaching can be documented through the applicant’s CV, a strong statement of teaching philosophy, teaching accomplishments, teaching evaluations, and strong endorsements by referees of high standing.

    The appointees will be expected to teach and supervise undergraduate and graduate students in their area of specialization as well as teach in other areas as determined by the department.

    More information on the University of Toronto and the Department of Linguistics can be found on their respective websites. Linguistics undergraduate course descriptions are available at www.artsandscience.utoronto.ca/ofr/calendar/crs_lin.htm.

    Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

    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 to Professor Keren Rice at the address lingdept@chass.utoronto.ca with the subject line: “Phonology Job – (your full name)” or “Sociolinguistics Job – (your full name)”, as appropriate for the position that you are applying for. If you have questions about the positions, please contact lingdept@chass.utoronto.ca.

    All application materials should be submitted online and received by Apr 2, 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.

    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.