Lydia Felice presented her honours thesis research on Kabyle at the 7th Annual Faculty of Arts Undergraduate Research Event, which took place Tuesday, 1/17. The event featured posters and presentations by students who received an Arts Undergraduate Research Internship Award in Summer 2016. Lydia’s poster was titled: “Free State/Construct State Alternation in Kabyle.”
Lydia presents her poster
McGill Fieldwork Lab members of past and present were at the 4th Form and Analysis in Mayan Linguistics (FAMLi IV) last week, which took place in at the Universidad de Oriente in Valladolid, Mexico. The full program is available here.
Cora Lesure (BA ’15), Robert Henderson (Post-Doc ’12–’13), Carol-Rose Little (BA ’12), Justin Royer (Chuj RA)
This week Chuj lab says a fond farewell to RA and McGill Linguistics alum Lizzie Carolan, and to recent graduate Cora Lesure. But this year we welcome two new Chujistas: incoming PhD student Clint Parker, and Concordia BA student Justin Royer!
Chuj Lab: Clint, Lizzie, Cora, Magdalena, Jessica, Justin
Congratulations to recently-graduated Fieldwork Lab members! Colin Brown completed his MA, and Douglas Gordon and Cora Lesure received their BAs.
Cora and Jessica at McGill convocation
Colin Brown is in Northern British Columbia from May 2nd until May 12th working with Gitksan speakers across five villages (photos below are of neighbouring Nisga’a territory).
Congratulations to Martha Schwarz, who will be spending the summer doing fieldwork in India through a MITACS Globalink Research Award. She will be staying in the Nepali-speaking Darjeeling region, collecting data on Nepali ergativity and Nepali laryngeal contrasts. The ergativity project is co-supervised by Ayesha Kidwai (Jawaharlal Nehru University, Delhi). Martha recently present work on Nepali ergativity at the MOTH Syntax Workshop at University of Toronto Mississauga.
Congratulations to recent McGill PhD and Mi’gmaq Research Partnership member Michael Hamilton, who has just accepted a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in the Linguistics Department at Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton, Florida. Mike finished his PhD in 2015 on Mi’gmaq and is currently a Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow at Cornell University. Nice work Mike!
Recent BA graduate Cora Lesure presented her work from her Summer 2015 ARIA award at this year’s Faculty of Arts Undergraduate Research Event. This work formed part of her Honours thesis on Ch’ol prosody, which she completed this past semester co-supervised by Jessica Coon and recent postdoc, Lauren Clemens. Congrats Cora!
McGill field-working linguists were in Washington DC for the 90th Annual Meeting of the Linguistics Society of America, January 7–10th. The LSA meeting also includes the Society for the Study of Indigenous Languages of Latin America.
Presentations from McGill fieldworkers of past and present include…
- Colin Brown (McGill University): Genitive/ergative in Gitksan (SSILA)
- Hadas Kotek (McGill University), Michael Yoshitaka Erlewine (National University of Singapore; former McGill postdoc): Unifying definite and indefinite free relatives: evidence from Mayan
- Cora Lesure (McGill University), Lauren Clemens (SUNY Albany; former McGill postdoc): Prosodic boundary marking in Ch’ol: acoustic indicators and their applications (SSILA)
BA student Douglas Gordon presented at the seventh Ottawa Conference for Linguistics Undergraduates (OCLU) December 4th and 5th. His talk was based on ongoing work on Mi’gmaq, and titled “Asymmetric coordination in Mi’gmaq”.