Welcome to the McGill Fieldwork Lab! Currently there is active research by students and other group members on Bobangi (Bantu), Kabyle (Amazigh), Mi’gmaq (Eastern Algonquian), Nepali (Indo-Aryan), Chuj (Mayan), Ch’ol (Mayan), and Tagalog (Austronesian). Scroll down for current news and events and contact me if you’d like to get involved.
Many of these projects have grown out of Field Methods classes taught at McGill:
- Paulina Elias – BA Student; Chuj
- Lydia Felice – BA Honours Student; Kabyle
- Henrison Hsieh – PhD Student; Ergativity Lab, Tagalog
- Jeff Lamontagne – PhD Student; Kabyle
- Janine Metallic – PhD candidate Education; Mi’gmaq Research Partnership, Mi’gmaq consultant
- Sarah Mihuc – BA Honours Student; Kabyle
- Dejan Milacic – PhD student; Kabyle
- Clint Parker – PhD student; Ergativity Lab; Chuj; Pamir
- Justin Royer – BA student (Concordia); Chuj
- Karima Ouazar – Kabyle consultant
- Matthew Schuurman – MA student (Concordia); Mi’gmaq Research Partnership
- Martha Schwarz – MA Student; Nepali, Kabyle
- Magdalena Torres – Chuj consultant
| Former members
- Carolyn Anderson – Fulbright Fellow 2015; Mi’gmaq Research Partnership
- Louisa Bielig – BA 2015; Chuj morphosyntax, Ergativity Lab
- Colin Brown – MA 2016; Gitskan
- Lizzie Carolan – BA 2014; Chuj Lab Manager; Chuj, tense and aspect
- Lauren Clemens – Postdoctoral Fellow 2014–2015; Chol prosody
- Richard Compton – Postdoctoral Fellow 2013–2014; Inuktitut & Mi’gmaq Research Partnership
- Michael Erlewine – Postdoctoral Fellow 2014–2015; Ergativity Lab, Chuj, Tibetan
- Nadia Famularo – BA 2015; Tibetan
- Douglas Gordon – BA 2016; Mi’gmaq Research Partnership
- Michael Hamilton – PhD 2015; Mi’gmaq Research Partnership
- Robert Henderson – Postdoctoral Fellow 2012–2013; Mayan
- Liwen Hou – BA Honours 2013; Chuj syntax
- Hadas Kotek – Postdoctoral Research fellow; Chuj, Tibetan
- Cora LeSure – BA Honours 2015; Ch’ol prosody, Chuj
- Carol Little – BA Honours 2012; Mi’gmaq Research Partnership
- Yuliya Manyakina – MA 2015; Mi’gmaq Research Partnership
- Madeleine Mees – BA 2015; Mi’gmaq Research Partnership, Tibetan
- Elise McClay – BA Honours 2012; Mi’gmaq Research Partnership
- Gretchen McCulloch – MA 2013; Mi’gmaq Research Partnership
- Joyce Xiao – BA 2015; Chuj research
- Tashi Wangyal – Filmmaker; Tibetan speaker
The Ergativity/Fieldwork Lab will be meeting on Friday, 3/24, from 1-2pm in room 117.
We will be returning to our discussion of Levin (2015). Lisa Travis will be presenting additional data from Indonesian that are relevant to Levin’s (2015) argument.
All are welcome!
Martha Schwarz presented a poster on “Case Assignment in Nepali” at the Formal Approaches to South Asian Languages conference at MIT, March 4-5th. This poster grew out of her summer fieldwork in India, funded by a MITACs travel grant.
The Ergativity/Fieldwork Lab will be meeting on Friday, 3/10, from 1-2pm in room 117.
Jessica will be presenting Baier (2017) “Antilocality and Antiagreement”, which can be found here. All are welcome!
Fieldwork Lab members are returned last week from the 43rd annual meeting of the Berkeley Linguistics Society. Lydia Felice and Sarah Mihuc presented posters based on their in-progress McGill honours theses on Kabyle (Berber). Justin Royer, incoming McGill PhD student and Chuj Lab member, presented a poster based on his recent Concordia BA thesis on Chuj classifiers.
- Lydia Felice: The Case for KP: An Analysis of the Free State and Construct State in Kabyle Berber
- Sarah Mihuc: Effects of Focus on Word Order in Kabyle Berber
- Justin Royer: Nominal and numeral classifiers in Chuj (Mayan)
Sarah, Justin, and Lydia at Berkeley
The Ergativity/Fieldwork Lab will be meeting on Friday, 2/10, from 1-2pm in room 117 of the Linguistics Building.
Lisa Travis will be presenting Chapter 3 (Caseless Adjacency) of Levin’s (2015) MIT thesis Licensing without Case (pages 46-87).
All are welcome!
The Ergativity/Fieldwork Lab will be meeting on Friday, 2/3, fro 1-2pm in room 117.
Martha Schwarz will be presenting different ways of accounting for person-based and semantically-based splits in the context of Nepali’s optional ergativity.
All are welcome!
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
The Ergativity/Fieldwork Lab will be meeting on Friday, 1/27, from 1-2pm in room 117.
This week, three students will present their posters in preparation for the undergraduate poster session at the 43rd annual meeting of the Berkeley Linguistics Society.
Justin Royer – Numeral and Noun Classifiers in Chuj
Sarah Mihuc – The Effects of Focus on Word Order in Kabyle Berber
Lydia Felice – An Analysis of the State Alternation in Kabyle Berber
All are welcome!