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Holiday Party 2012

McGill linguists gathered last Friday for the department’s annual Holiday Party, hosted in Lydia White and James White’s beautiful home.  Students, faculty, and staff joined forces to dispatch a diverse spread of dishes.  These pictures just in — send more!


Three New PhDs! (and a Food Festival)

As readers of McLing may know, Bethany Lochbihler (‘Aspects of Argument Licensing’), Jozina van der Klok (‘TAM Markers in Paciran Javanese’), and David-Etienne Bouchard (‘Long-Distance Degree Quantification and the Grammar of Subjectivity’) have successfully defended their Ph.D dissertations in the past two weeks. Congratulations again!
McLing reporters managed to send some pictures to the newsroom documenting the happy lives of the new doctors. The graphic documentation also includes proof of the food festival prepared by Marzieh Mortazavinia (here seen cooking) and her team, after Martina Wiltschko’s colloquium last Friday.
Life is good around the McLing headquarters.

More pictures from Friday night’s dinner

Thanks to everyone who made this party happen, and especially to our host and chefs, Sepideh, Oriana and Jeff.

Apple Picking Sunday September 30th

This year’s apple picking excursion will take place on Sunday, September 30th at Parc National Du Mont-Saint-Bruno (; the cost per adult is $6.00,children from 6 to 17 yrs is $2.75 and  under 6 yrs are free. This park offers apple picking, picnic tables (if anyone is interested) as well as a hiking trail.

Everyone attending will meet in the parking lot behind the Linguistics Building at 10:00 am on Sunday the 30th. There is a ign-up sheet in the photocopy room (109); if you are interested in attending please sign-up by Wednesday, September 26th at 12:00 noon.  If you are planning on taking your car and have space for others please indicate this on the sign-up sheet. If you have any questions please, contact Andria.

All are welcome to attend!

Department Picnic

A couple of weekends ago, the department kicked off the academic year with a picnic in Parc La Fontaine. It was a bit chilly, but good food, good friends and good frisbee kept us warm. Check out the pictures below!

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