Monthly Archive for June, 2013

New issue of McGWPL

The latest issue of McGWPL is now available online: This volume, edited by Alanah McKillen and Brian Buccola, is a collection of papers presented at the first Montreal-Ottawa-Toronto-Hamilton (MOTH) syntax workshop, held at McMaster University on March 2, 2013. MOTH is the newest Ontario/Quebec-area workshop in linguistics and joins company with MOT (phonology) and TOM (semantics).

Heather Newell accepts phonology position at UQAM

McLing is pleased to announce that Heather Newell (McGill PhD 2009) has just accepted a tenure-track position in phonology at the Université du Québec à Montreál. She begins July 1st. Félicitations Professeure Newell!

McGill at the CLA

McGill Linguistics was well represented at this year’s annual meeting of the Canadian Linguistics Association, which took place earlier this month at the University of Victoria. The following talks and posters were presented:

  • Alyona Belikova: Linguistically misleading instruction: Effective or not?
  • Jessica Coon & Alan Bale: Person and Number in Mi’gmaq
  • Heather Goad & Akiko Shimada: /s/ is a Vocoid in Blackfoot
  • Michael Hamilton: Wh-movement in Mi’gmaq
  • Oriana Kilbourn-CeronAlmost does not evaluate propositional alternatives
  • Elise McClay, Erin Olson, Carol Little, Hisako Noguchi, Alan Bale, Jessica Coon & Gina Cook: Using technology to bridge gaps between speakers, learners, and linguists (special session: Reclaiming Canada’s Indigenous Languages)
  • Gretchen McCulloch: Finals in Mi’gmaq

The full program can be seen here.

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Heather Goad and Elise McClay


SSHRC Partnership Development Grant to Coon, Bale, and Wagner

McLing is happy to report that a SSHRC Partnership Development Grant was awarded to Jessica Coon, Alan Bale, and Michael Wagner, in partnership with the Listuguj Education Directorate and support from iLanguage Lab. The title of the three-year grant project is “Developing mobile learning applications for the Mi’gmaq language: New opportunities for language research and revitalization.” The funding will support Mi’gmaq linguistic research and language revitalization, as well as the development of digital tools for collaborative language work. The grant results page can be found here and you can learn more about the Mi’gmaq Research Partnership on

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