Linguistics Colloquia Series

Canada Institute of Linguistics is pleased to welcome guest lecturers for our linguistics colloquia series.  Our presenters are often alumni of CanIL, or colleagues who have worked in various linguistics roles overseas.  Graduate students in the MA Linguistics and MA Linguistics & Translation programs benefit from the field research, experience and advice of these linguists through colloquia, held three or four times per semester.

Upcoming Colloquia

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Recent Colloquia

Fall 2020

December  1 – Claire Danet & Adrien Contesse

  • Transcribing Sign Languages with Typannot

November 10 – Dr. Jamin Pelkey, Associate Professor of Languages, Literatures & Cultures, Ryerson University

  • What is Language? Seven Critical Distinctions

October 6 – Larry Hayashi, Assistant Professor of Linguistics, CanIL & Chuck Murphey, MA LING student, TWU

  • Haisla Nation Rapid Word Collection

September 22 – Amy Quickert & Dylan Entz, MALT students, ACTS Seminaries

  • What Do We Do With Conditionals?

Summer 2020

August 4 – Dr. Steve Nicolle, Associate Professor of Linguistics, MALT Program Director, CanIL

  • Using Simple Pictures to Describe Complicated Verbs

July 28 – Rebecca Paterson

  • Ubiquitous Association in U̱t-Maꞌin

July 28 – Kevin Penner

  • Adjectives in Ixtayutla Mixtec

July 21 – Colleen Ahland

  • The Notion of Transitivity in Gumuz

July 7 – Moss Doerksen, CanIL Alumnus

  • What I’ve Learned Generating Random Sentences

June 23 – Dr. Thomas Payne, Courtesy Research Associate, University of Oregon Department of Linguistics, Senior Linguistics Consultant, SIL International

  • The Two Be’s of English

Spring 2020

March 12 – Dr. Michael Walrod, Associate Professor of Linguistics, Founding President of CanIL

  • Emergent Meaning: Philosophical Considerations

February 27 – Randy Lebold, Assistant Professor of Linguistics, BA LING Program Director, CanIL

  • Insights from Competency-Based Education

January 30 – Julia Bernhardt, MA LING student, TWU

  • The Semantics and Pragmatics of Case Marking in Paung Nyuan