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 (

Submission deadline (extended): 19 March 2017

Notification of acceptance: 25 March 2017