Linguistics undergrad and Fieldwork Lab member Paulina Elias was one of the first SEURA (Social Equity Undergraduate Research Award) recipients during this award’s first year at McGill. Paulina’s research project this past summer focused on the documentation of Chuj, a Mayan language spoken in Guatemala and by speakers here in Montreal, and was supervised by Jessica Coon. Last week they attended the SEURA Symposium, where they participated in a discussion panel that centred around social equity in research. Congrats Paulina!
Recent graduate Sarah Mihuc spent part of her summer at the Yale Grammar Bootcamp led by Claire Bowern, and recently made an appearance in Yale News.
The film Arrival––filmed in Montreal and starring Amy Adams as a fieldworker linguist who saves the world when aliens make contact––was just released last week, and a group of us at McGill got special tickets to a pre-release screening downtown:
Linguists at Arrival
You can read more about my involvement and the press it’s received on McLing, and check out the piece I wrote about fieldwork with aliens for Museum of the Moving Image’s “Science and Film” section: http://scienceandfilm.org/articles/2802/alien-speak-linguist-dr-jessica-coon-on-villeneuves-arrival
The Mi’gmaq Research Partnership was featured last week in the Montreal Gazette and in the Journal Métro, in connection with Mi’gmaq work being presented at this year’s WSCLA 2016. The full articles are here: http://montrealgazette.com/news/indigenous-languages-go-under-the-microscope and here http://journalmetro.com/actualites/national/942295/des-dictionnaires-pour-les-langues-autochtones/
Carol-Rose Little (McGill BA ’12) and Maddie Metallic (Listuguj community member and McGill summer intern) are featured this week on the Canadian Language Museum blog. For the full post click here.