Teaching & Advising


Courses Taught

  • Linguistic Field Methods [LING 415/610]:
  • Syntax 3 (1st semester graduate syntax) [ LING 671 | Fall 2015 ]
  • Syntax Seminar: Case and Agreement [ LING 675/775 | syllabus, Winter 2015 ]
  • Introduction to Linguistics [ LING 201 | Winter 2015, Fall 2013 ]
  • Structure of a Specific Language: The Mayan Family [ LING 410 | syllabus, Winter 2014, Fall 2016 ].
  • Topics in the Grammar of a Less Familiar Language: Kaqchikel, co-taught with Michael Kenstowicz [24.942 | course website, Spring 2011 at MIT ]

Undergraduate advising

I am the Undergraduate Advisor in the department. Please see my Undergraduate Advising webpage for FAQ and answers, or the McGill Department webpage for general information.


Supervising

PhD dissertations

  • [2018] – Henrison Hsieh, PhD dissertation committee member
  • [2018] – Jiajia Su, PhD dissertation committee member
  • 2015 – Michael David Hamilton, PhD dissertation chair: The syntax of Mi’gmaq: A configurational account
  • 2014 – Alexandra Simonenko, PhD dissertation committee member: Grammatical ingredients of definiteness
  • 2014 – Yusuke Imanishi (MIT), PhD dissertation committee member: Default ergative

PhD evaluation papers

  • 2017 – Dejan Milacic, PhD evaluation paper co-supervisor (with Luis Alonso-Ovalle)
  • 2017 – Jurij Bozic, PhD evaluation paper co-supervisor (with Lisa Travis)
  • 2016 – Dejan Milacic, PhD evaluation paper co-supervisor (with Bernhard Schwarz)
  • 2013 – Michael David Hamilton, PhD evaluation paper co-supervisor (with Alan Bale)

MA theses

  • 2016 – Colin Brown, MA thesis supervisor (with Lisa Travis): Extraction restrictions in Gitksan
  • 2015 – Yuliya Manyakina, MA thesis co-supervisor (with Lisa Travis): Two types of “incoporation” in Mi’gmaq
  • 2013 – Gretchen McCulloch, MA thesis supervisor: Verb stem composition in Mi’gmaq
  • 2012 – Jenny Loughran, MA thesis supervisor: Tense and evidentiality in Mi’gmaq

BA theses

  • 2017 – Lydia Felice, BA Honours thesis supervisor. The Free State and Construct State in Kabyle.
  • 2017 – Sarah Mihuc, BA Honours thesis so-supervisor (with Michael Wagner). Focus, extraction, and anti-agreement in Kabyle.
  • 2016 – Cora Lesure, BA Honours thesis co-supervisor (with Lauren Clemens): Prosodic Boundary Marking in Ch’ol: Acoustic Indicators and Their Applications [PDF]
  • 2015 – Louisa Bielig, BA Honours thesis supervisor: Classifiers and constraints in Chuj topic constructions  [PDF]
  • 2013 – Liwen Hou, BA Honours thesis co-supervisor (with Robert Henderson): Agent Focus in Chuj reflexive constructions [PDF]
  • 2012 – Elise McClay, BA Honours thesis supervisor: Possession in Mi’gmaq [PDF]