Welcome!

Welcome to the McGill Linguistic Fieldwork Lab! This semester (Winter 2019), Fieldwork Lab is meeting once a month in Linguistics Department room 117. You can find information about upcoming meetings on McLing, or contact Clint Parker for details.

Currently there is active research by students and other group members on Chichewa (Bantu), Kabyle (Amazigh), Chuj (Mayan), Ch’ol (Mayan), Malay (Austronesian), Shughni (Pamir), Georgian (Kartvelian), 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:


People

Who's involved
  • Georges Awaad – BA student; Chuj
  • Nico Baier – Postdoc; Amazigh languages
  • Henrison Hsieh – PhD Student; Tagalog
  • Clint Parker – PhD student; Pamir languages
  • Justin Royer – PhD student; Chuj
  • Karima Ouazar – Kabyle language consultant
  • Matthieu Paillé – PhD student; Malay, Ojibwe
  • Michaela Socolof – PhD student; Georgian
  • Magdalena Torres – Chuj language consultant
  |   Connections
  |   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
  • Paulina Elias – BA Student; Chuj
  • Michael Erlewine – Postdoctoral Fellow 2014–2015; Ergativity Lab, Chuj, Tibetan
  • Nadia Famularo – BA 2015; Tibetan
  • Lydia Felice  – BA Honours 2017; Student; Kabyle
  • 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
  • Janine Metallic – PhD Education; Mi’gmaq Research Partnership, Mi’gmaq language consultant
  • Sarah Mihuc – BA Honours 2017; Kabyle, Chuj
  • Dejan Milacic – MA student 2017; Kabyle
  • Elise McClay – BA Honours 2012; Mi’gmaq Research Partnership
  • Gretchen McCulloch – MA 2013; Mi’gmaq Research Partnership
  • Ben Oldham – BA Honours 2019; Bantu languages
  • Martha Schwarz – MA 2017; Nepali, Kabyle
  • Joyce Xiao – BA 2015; Chuj research
  • Tashi Wangyal – Filmmaker; Tibetan language consultant

 

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Georges Awaad on CTV news

Georges Awaad, along with his new work on Chuj with Jessica Coon, was featured on CTV news this past weekend! Watch the full story here.

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Bale, Coon, and Arcos López in Glossa

Collaborative work with Alan Bale (Concordia University) and Nicolás Arcos López (Universidad Intercultural de Tabasco) on numeral classifiers in Ch’ol (Mayan) was published in the journal Glossa.


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51st Algonquian Conference at McGill – Call for Papers

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Georges Awaad in McGill Reporter

The McGill Reporter picked up Georges Awaad’s story, now with video, more on Chuj and interviews with me and with Justin Royer. Nice work Georges!

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Georges Awaad in Montreal Gazette

Undergraduate Field Work Lab member Georges Awaad was featured this week in the Montreal Gazette for his impressive command of languages. While we know that speaking lots of languages isn’t necessary for being a linguist, it certainly doesn’t hurt! Georges began research Chuj (Mayan) this past year, which is the language alluded to at the end of the article

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Annual Babel Lecture 2019

Annual Babel Lecture, May 2019

 

cookies at the Annual Babel Lecture

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Justin Royer in Yuxquen

Justin is currently doing fieldwork in Yuxquen, a Chuj community located in Guatemala. While in Guatemala, Justin will be working on several projects, including a new project on the interface between syntax and prosody in Chuj, the focus of his second Eval paper. For this research trip, Justin is funded by a McGill Graduate Mobility Award.

Justin in Yuxquen with Yun and Elsa

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Clint Parker at University of Arizona

Third year PhD student Clint Parker is at the University of Arizona this week for two conferences.  This past weekend he presented a poster at the Symposium on American Indian Languages.  His poster, based on work from his second Eval paper, was titled “On the roles and responsibilities of universities in Indigenous Language Revitalization: A Canadian Perspective”.  Next weekend he will give a talk titled “Agreement, clitic doubling, and vestigial ergativity in Shughni” at the Second North American Conference on Iranian Linguistics.

Clint with at his poster with SAIL organizer Wilson Silva

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FLYM 2019

Jessica returned last week from the University of Florida in Gainesville April 5-6 for the 5th Florida Linguistics Yearly Meeting (FLYM) where she gave a plenary talk, presenting collaborative work with Nico Baier and Ted Levin. The title of her talk was titled: “Mayan Agent Focus and the Ergative Extraction Constraint”. A new manuscript of this work is available here. The theme of this year’s conference was the UN’s declared International Year of Indigenous Languages.

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Fieldwork Lab Meeting, 4/11 – Scott AnderBois

At Fieldwork Group this week (Thursday 4/11 from 4:30-6:00 in Room 117), Scott AnderBois (Brown University) will present on a project he co-directs geared toward the documentation of the A’ingae language (Isolate, Ecuador).  He will also present some software he and his students have developed during the project.  The software, called LingView, provides a browser-based user interface to display annotated audio/video materials from ELAN and written materials from FLEx.

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