Monthly Archive for July, 2014

McLing summer vacation

McLing would like to wish you all a great summer vacation! Please continue to send us your news and events, and we will post them in our next issue on September 1st.

Sonderegger presents at Workshop on Sound Change

Morgan Sonderegger was at the 3rd biennial Workshop on Sound Change, held at U.C. Berkeley May 28-31.  With James Kirby, he presented an invited talk titled “Actuation without production bias”. The full program can be found here.

Update from Listuguj

Last week, Mary Ann Metallic was presented with the LSA’s first Excellence in Community Linguistics Award for her work teaching Mi’gmaq. Mary Ann was nominated by members of the Mi’gmaq Research Partnernship, an ongoing partnership between the Listuguj Education Directorate and linguists at McGill and Concordia. Congratulations Mary Ann!

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Listuguj Elder Kathy Sorbey presents Mary Ann Metallic with the LSA award

This summer, three McGill affiliates will be living and working in the Listuguj community: PhD student Yuliya Manyakina, BA student Douglas Gordon, and recent alumna Carol Little. They will continue research on the language and assist with language revitalization efforts.

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linguists, students, and teachers in Listuguj

Welcome new postdoc Michael “mitcho” Erlewine!

McLing would like to extend a warm welcome to another new postdoc, Michael (mitcho) Erlewine. Mitcho will be joining the department this summer in connection with the department’s FRQSC team grant. Welcome mitcho!

Michael Yoshitaka Erlewine inexplicably prefers to go by the name “mitcho.” He is currently finishing his dissertation at MIT, on interactions between the syntax/semantics of focus association and movement. Much of his work is on Mandarin Chinese, but he has also enjoyed investigating Atayal (Austronesian), Kaqchikel (Mayan), Japanese, and English. While at McGill, he will be working on his two current research areas: (a) the cross-linguistic syntax/semantics of focus, and (b) the interaction of movement with case, agreement, and voice. He looks forward to participating actively in McGill department life and collaborating with others.

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