Past Events


Linguistics Panel

November 10, 2021

Are you thinking about applying to graduate school? Your degree in linguistics can open many doors: Speech-Language Pathology, Library and Information Sciences, further studies in Linguistics. But where to begin?

The Inter-Faculty Program in Linguistics is hosting a panel of former students to give you the tips you need and to answer questions you may have.

When: Wednesday, November 10 at 7pm
on Zoom

The panelists:
Julia Lizzi – recently completed the SLP program at Western and is working as a speech-language pathologist
Diana de Zuviria Abbate – recently completed the MA in Linguistics at Western and will be starting the Library and Information Sciences program at Western in January
Yanfei Lu – currently in her second year of the MA in Linguistics at Western

All students are welcome!

Awards and Scholarships Recipients - Fall 2021

October 29, 2021

Congratulations to the undergraduate students in Linguistics who received scholarships awarded by the Faculty of Arts and Humanities!

Choi Sze (Joyce) Leung (Double Major in Arts and Humanities and Linguistics)
Faculty of Arts and Humanities Scholarship

Celine Tsang (Double Major in Arts and Humanities and Linguistics)
Rogers Family Award In Arts

Linguistics Talks at Western

November 9, 2021

Kahnekiyosktha Elijah (Oneida of the Thames)

will be giving a talk on their early years program (Language nests)

November 9, 2021 at 11:30am

Zoom link: (coming soon)

Linguistics Talks at Western

October 26, 2021

Monty McGahey II, (Ozaawaa Giizhigo Ginew)

a Language Development Specialist with the Chippewas of the Thames First Nation, will be giving a presentation about initiatives for language revitalization for Anishinaabemowin.

October 26, 2021 at 12pm

Zoom link:

Linguistics Talks at Western

October 14, 2021

Ian McCallum (PhD candidate at OISE)

"aweeniil kiiloona?" "Who are we?"

Language revitalization efforts in Munsee-Delaware

October 14, 2021 at 1:30pm

2021 CLA conference

June 4-7, 2021

Graduates and present students in Linguistics at Western presented at the 2021 CLA Conference:

-Sarah Cornwell (Masters in Linguistics, 2016), « Investigating new orthography-induced L2 phonological contrasts: Evidence from Korean- and Farsi-English L2 learners’ production of English vowels and diphthongs», with Giulia Cortiana, Natasha Swiderski, Veronica Whitford, Marc Joanisse & Yasaman Rafat.

-Diana de Zuviria Abbate (Masters in Linguistics, 2020), « “And they were like ‘That’s so cool’”: Gender and lexical variation in guided narrations»

-Philippe Gauthier (Masters in Linguistics, 2012),  «Consonnes allongeantes et structures sous-jacentes en GP 2.0 : Analyse comparative de l’anglais écossais et du français laurentien»

-Damaris Holmes (Double major in Arts & Humanities & Linguistics), «Prosodic rhythm in Northeastern Ontario Francophones’ French and English», with Jeff Tennant

-Gabrielle Zuvic (Honors Specialization in Linguistics, Minor in Spanish), «First dialect sound change: Evidence from variation in the ‘s’ production of three groups of migrants in Ciudad Bolívar in Bogotá, Colombia», with Dr. Jeff Tennant, Cenaida Gomez, et Nicole E. Scheerer

Congratulations to our award winners for their performance in Linguistics!

June 1, 2021

Dru Sutton (Honours Specialization in Linguistics)
University of Western Ontario Gold medal for Honors specialization in Linguistics

QingXiao Cui ( Double Major in Linguistics and in Arts & Humanites, Minor in Creative Writing)
University of Western Ontario Gold medal for Major in Linguistics


May 1, 2021

Congratulations to Rae Vanille, Masters student in Linguistics, who was awarded the Alumni Graduate Award and the Graduate Thesis Research Award this Spring!



March 5 & 6, 2021

The Western Interdisciplinary Student Symposium on Language Research:
13th annual conference
March 5 & 6, 2021
Click here for more details.





Congratulations to our award winner!

October 28, 2020

Gabrielle Zuvic (Honors Specialization in Linguistics, Minor in Spanish) - Faculty of Arts and Humanities Scholarship 

Karen Pennesi speaks with Ontario Morning

September 11, 2020

Associate Professor of Anthropology at Western University Karen Pennesi explains what's happening when we pronounce people's names incorrectly, and why it's important to get it right. Click here to listen.

Congratulations to our award winners!

June 18, 2020

Joseph Chenard - University of Western Ontario Gold Medal for Honours Specialization in Linguistics

Yanfei Lu - Bentley Scholarship and Gold Medal in the Faculty of Arts and Humanities 

AFLA 26: Proceedings now available

May 26, 2020

The Proceedings of the Twenty-Sixth Meeting of the Austronesian Formal Linguistics Association (AFLA) are now available. Click here to access the publication.

Featured: Joseph Chenard, Honors Specialization in Linguistics

February 24th, 2020

chenard "My interest in languages and linguistics began in high school when one of my teachers sparked what would eventually become my passion. However, the thought of studying linguistics never crossed my mind until I decided on a whim to take the introductory course to linguistics here at Western during my first year. After the very first lecture, I resolved to switch programs and study linguistics.

Although there are many facets of linguistics that interest me, my focus has always been historical linguistics. This is because it involves many different aspects of linguistics (e.g. phonetics, phonology, morphology, etc.) and combines them in a joint effort. The history of languages is also part of the history of us; a language’s history is intertwined with the history of the people who spoke it, and I find it fascinating that the way we speak is due to people who lived a long time ago and seem so remote to us.

My current area of interest within historical linguistics has to do with the Indo-European language family. I am currently working on a research project under the supervision of Professor Charles Stocking that involves exploring the poetic tradition found in different Indo-European languages which stems from their common ancestral language. Western has been a great place to develop my interest as I’ve been fortunate to be able to take courses relating to both linguistics and ancient languages, all of which were taught by faculty members who have been encouraging and inspiring me to follow my passion. I plan to eventually pursue my studies in Indo-European linguistics at the graduate level."

Featured: Yanfei Lu, Honors Specialization in Linguistics

February 3rd, 2020

lu "Almost all areas in the field of Linguistics fascinate me, especially the topics of Second/Third Language Acquisition and Sociolinguistics. Last year, with the support of Dr. Karen Pennesi, I explored how bilingual young women establish solidarity during text message conversations through mutual alignment and transferring paralinguistic features from oral conversations to written discourse. At present, I am working on my honours research project under the supervision of Dr. Tania Granadillo. This research has allowed me the amazing opportunities to collaborate with the Twatati Oneida Immersion Program of the Oneida of the Thames community and explore how native English speakers acquire Oneida as a Second language.

These research experiences have taught me multiple valuable lessons and have allowed me to present at several conferences such as WISSLR and the Linguistic Institute. Although I am in the final semester of my undergraduate studies, I feel like my journey in the field of Linguistics has just began. I look forward to strengthening my knowledge and skills in this field at the graduate level."

Featured: Emily Kang, Honors Specialization in Linguistics

January 20th, 2020

kang "This year, I have had the absolute privilege of completing a 4th year thesis project on third language acquisition under the supervision of Dr. Joyce Bruhn de Garavito. My research primarily reflects my fascination with multilingualism as well as my own experiences of learning Spanish as a third language as a second language learner of French. I observed, for instance, that the two Romance languages sometimes differ in the grammatical gender they assign to inanimate nouns. Thus, a word like tomato ‘tomate’ is considered masculine in Spanish, but feminine in French. This led me to investigate whether prior knowledge of a grammatical gender feature in a non-native language (L2) acts to facilitate or interfere with the acquisition of grammatical gender in a subsequent language (L3).

Though I have yet to decide whether I would like to pursue a career in teaching or speech-language pathology, one thing I know for sure is that my undergraduate studies in Linguistics at Western have fostered in me a deep and ever-growing appreciation for the human faculty of language and what it allows us to accomplish in our everyday lives."

Featured: Jessica Chiu, Honors Specialization in Linguistics

January 6th, 2020

Chiu "I have always had a passion for communication and language but never knew what program would suit my interests best. After doing some research, I found the Linguistics program at Western and knew it was for me. The two introductory courses provided a great overview of the various topics in linguistics and challenged me to utilize my problem-solving and critical thinking skills. After taking more specific courses in second year, I fell in love with the sociolinguistic side of the field, which led me to pursue an honours specialization in linguistics.

The course that sparked my current research interest was called “Discourse Analysis”. Discourse analysis is a method used to understand how language is used in social contexts. My current supervised research focuses on how online dating users use language to create certain identities. With the decrease in social stigma behind online dating, I thought it would be interesting to add to this growing body of research by studying online identity construction in this now popular method of meeting potential partners.

Being in the Linguistics program has challenged me to step out of my comfort zone by pushing me to present my research at the March Break Preview Day to prospective students and conferences like WISSLR. I appreciate the wide variety of linguistic courses that Western offers as I am able to broaden my knowledge in a number of topics in the field. As a result of being in this program, I have enhanced my communication, critical thinking and problem-solving skills among many more and I am so grateful for the experiences I have gained through this journey."


Linguistics Talks @ Western

December 6 (12pm, UC 2120)

Angelica Hernandez (Western), Christopher Plyley (University of the Virgin Islands)
"Exploring the effects of Creole language of instruction on math education in the U.S. Virgin Islands"

Featured: Abbey Edwards, Honors Specialization in Linguistics

November 25th, 2019

Edwards "I entered the linguistics program at Western with the initial goal of going to law school, as I was encouraged to pursue an undergraduate degree in a field of interest. I always had a passion for language that started when I began learning French as a second language in the 4th grade. I entered Linguistics intrigued by the possibility of understanding the intricacies of language.

In my first year and second year, I enjoyed the content of my courses so much that I decided to drop my other major and pursue an honors specialization in Linguistics. My favourite thing about the linguistics program at Western is that the traditional core courses such as phonology and syntax are challenging and provide the necessary core knowledge, while the sociolinguistics courses develop relevant humanist ideologies that are relevant to any career and make me a more aware individual.

I also appreciate the opportunity to investigate my own ideas and curiosities through research. I completed my first research project in my third  year under the supervision of Dr. Yasaman Rafat in the Brain and Mind Institute investigating the McGurk effect in adult and children heritage and L2 learners of Arabic and Spanish. My main area of interest however, is phonetics and phonology, which has led me to my fourth-year project analyzing Voice Onset Time of stops in Gujarati."

Awards and Scholarships Recipients - Fall 2019

November 11th, 2019

Congratulations to the undergraduate students in Linguistics who received scholarships awarded by the Faculty of Arts and Humanities!

Joseph Chenard (Honors Specialization in Linguistics)
Faculty of Arts and Humanities Scholarship

Jessica Chiu (Honors Specialization in Linguistics)
Stephanie Spinks Arts Scholarships
Earl Arscott Memorial Scholarship

Damaris Holmes (Double Major in Linguistics and Arts and Humanities)
Diana Beattie Exchange Scholarship

Shatha Jisrawi (Double Major in Linguistics and Computer Science)
Memorial Scholarship

Yanfei Lu (Honors Specialization in Linguistics)
Faculty of Arts and Humanities Scholarship

Featured: Alexandra Caputo, Honors Specialization in Linguistics

November 11th, 2019

caputo"My interest in linguistics, unlike many others in the program, actually started here at Western when I took two introductory courses in my first year. Taking these courses led me to switching programs to be able to pursue an Honors Specialization in Linguistics. I had learned so many new concepts about language and about how intricate it actually is that I wanted to be able to continue taking linguistics courses in order to broaden my knowledge about such an interesting filed of study.

I was specifically intrigued by a course called Discourse Analysis, as its focuses on how language works in different social contexts. This led me to carry out my current supervised research project on how male university students construct and perform sexual refusals to female students, and how these refusals may be influenced by their unique masculine identity as well as pre-existing sexual scripts.

My favourite thing about linguistics is that I am always learning something new about things that seem so simple, which allows me to be a critical and analytical thinker."

Featured: Dominie Yu, Honors Specialization in Linguistics

October 21st, 2019

yu"My curiosity of language and how it affects behaviour has always been an interest of mine. Language is everywhere. It is a key part of communication with which we, as social beings, cannot survive without. This interest led me to pursue an Honors Specialization in Linguistics and a Minor in Psychology.

The undergraduate linguistics program has allowed me to enhance my skills in application, critical thinking and research areas and has given me opportunities to present at conferences such as WISSLR and IASLT. Because of the integrative structure of the program, it has allowed me to adapt a very interdisciplinary approach to linguistics, leading me to conduct a supervised research project on communication in online gaming—one of the many things that pique my interest.

Being in this program has exposed me to various possible professions in the field which ultimately drove my goal of becoming a Speech Therapist. I have loved every minute of my time here and will forever carry with me the lessons and skills that I have acquired throughout my time at this program."

Featured: Rae Vanille, 1st Year MA Candidate in Linguistics

July 8th, 2019

vanille"My research interests are: Sociolinguistics and linguistic anthropology; sociophonetics; sociolinguistic style and practice; variation; stance; language and power, gender, and identity.

I'm currently investigating the pragmatic and social meanings of vocal fry among young English speakers. I am primarily interested in how this feature is used to construct identity from a stance-based approach."

Featured: Svetla Nikolova, 1st Year MA Candidate in Linguistics

June 24th, 2019

nikolova"My interest in words begun when I was a child, manifesting as a passion for creative writing. It then extended into language learning, ESL teaching, and linguistics - the study of language itself. My primary focus in linguistics lies in the intersection between language, society, and identity. I am particularly interested in gender and language, with my MA thesis project looking at singular 'they' as used increasingly for specific referents."

Awards and Scholarships Recipients - Spring 2019

June 17th, 2019

Congratulations to the undergraduate Linguistics students in the Faculty of Arts and Humanities who received scholarships and awards during the Convocation ceremonies:

Carrier of the Arts and Humanities Gonfalon:

Margaret Mary Graham
Major in Linguistics
Major in Arts and Humanities
Certificate in Practical Spanish

The Governor General's Silver Medal

Margaret Mary Graham
Major in Linguistics
Major in Arts and Humanities
Certificate in Practical Spanish

The Bentley Scholarship and Gold Medal in the Faculty of Arts and Humanities

Margaret Mary Graham
Major in Linguistics
Major in Arts and Humanities
Certificate in Practical Spanish

The University of Western Ontario Gold Medal for Honors Specialization in Linguistics

Caylen Chantel Walker
Honors Specialization in Linguistics

The University of Western Ontario Gold Medal for Honors Major in Linguistics

Margaret Mary Graham
Major in Linguistics
Major in Arts and Humanities
Certificate in Practical Spanish

Graduating with distinction:

Rikki Nicole Bergen
Major in Linguistics
Major in Arts and Humanities

Margaret Mary Graham
Major in Linguistics
Major in Arts and Humanities
Certificate in Practical Spanish

Caylen Chantel Walker
Honors Specialization in Linguistics

Featured: Sonia Masi, 1st Year MA Candidate in Linguistics

June 10th, 2019

masi"My name is Sonia Masi and I am doing an MA in linguistics. Born to parents who come from southern Italy, I have always been interested in studying the dialects of Italy, particularly my parents home dialect, Calabrese from the village of Ardore Superiore. My MA research project is on the distribution of enclitic possessives in this dialect. My areas of interest include syntax, morphology and language variation and change."

May 27th, 2019

Featured: Eugene Efremov, 1st Year MA Candidate in Linguistics

May 27th, 2019


"I think it would not be a surprise to say that my interest in linguistics grew out of my passion for languages – this is true for many linguists. When I was in school, I was fascinated by those who can fluently speak several languages.

Later, in university, I started asking more fundamental questions. Why do languages work this way and not any other? Why are there so many of them and why are they so different despite having so much in common that we still call all of them human languages? The MA in Linguistics program here at Western gives me ample opportunities to fulfill both my interests – in theoretical linguistics and in the structure of specific languages.

My primary linguistics interests lie in the realm of syntax and morphology and their interactions. My current research focuses on what is known as case. Basically, I am striving to find out why sentences like “He likes Mary” are grammatical, while “Him likes Mary” is not. To find the answer(s) I am studying the case patterns in languages with much richer case systems such as Russian, which is my mother tongue, Icelandic, German and others.

I have recently become interested in the way language faculty is connected to our mind and brain and how it makes us who we are – humans. I hope it will also become part of my future research."

Featured: Diana De Zuviria Abbate, 1st Year MA Candidate in Linguistics

May 13th, 2019

dezuviria"I have always had a keen interest in languages, how they work, and what they mean. As a child, I enjoyed taking language classes, singing songs in dozens of languages in choirs, and learning more about languages around the world. This has developed into a lifelong love of languages, and my current interests relate to questions of how languages change, how language relates to personal identity, and the different sounds present in languages. My research focuses on storytelling and its differences in individuals of different gender identities. Western’s MA Linguistics program allows me to research these topics, take interdisciplinary courses to engage with new topics, and prepare me for my future projects."

Featured: Emma Butterworth, 1st Year MA Candidate in Linguistics

April 29th, 2019


"I have always been fascinated with words – in music, in theater, in poetry, and in play – and the intricate relationship between language and society; how they influence, manipulate and grow one another over time. After completing my studies in French, Linguistics and Anthropology at Western Washington University, enrolling in Western University’s MA in Linguistics program was a natural step for me. Its interdisciplinary approach satisfies the need for a deeper exploration of linguistic theory while also offering hands-on experience in applying this theory to real-world situations.

As Ontario is home to a variety of different language communities, my thesis research focuses on the language attitudes and identities of French speakers in the area. With the demographic make-up of the population changing, I want to explore who identifies as Franco-Ontarian, what this means to them, and whether their language use correlates with their self-identification.

After finishing my degree, I plan to complete a PhD and continue studying language and identity. Ultimately, I hope to apply my research in practical ways to help ensure language rights for linguistic minorities and contribute to the field of sociolinguistics in general."

Linguistics Talks @ Western

April 25th, 2019 (1:30pm, UC 2120)

Kang Xu (Western)
"Revisiting the restriction on extraction in Malagasy ‘dia’ topicalization sentences"

Featured: Deborah Allotey, 1st Year MA Candidate in Linguistics

April 15th, 2019

allotey"Ever since I was a child, I have always been enthusiastic and fascinated about the origins, flexibility and interconnections of languages. It is not surprising therefore that I am excited to be enrolled in a Graduate Linguistics program: an academic discipline that involves all of these and more. Doing an MA in Linguistics here at Western has been a great opportunity and an intellectually stimulating experience.

My MA research focuses on examining subject pronouns of embedded infinitive predicates in Gã (a West African language) and other Bantu-Kwa languages (Eve, Yoruba and Akan). The main aim of the research is to determine the syntactic classification of such pronouns and to ascertain if they are cases of overt subjects in embedded clause subject position or some other syntactic phenomena such as subject agreement markers or resumptive pronouns.

It is my profound conviction to be an active, contributing accessory in the advancement of my chosen field. My ultimate career goal is to contribute significantly to progress in the research community and society through my work on languages."

Linguistics Talks @ Western

April 11, 2019 (12pm, UC2120)

Eugene Efremov (Western)
“On the nature of subject properties”

Featured: Nusaybah Almutairi, 2nd Year MA Candidate in Linguistics

April 1st, 2019

almutairi"I believe that 'Learning another language is not only learning different words for the same things, but learning another way to think about things.' – Flora Lewis. In the field of linguistics, I am interested in L2 speech learning, heritage speech and language contact. 

My previous work has mostly focused on the acquisition and production of Arabic by Arabic-English bilingual individuals who are heritage speakers of Arabic.

My current study’s foci are the language forms used among young Arabic users in the sources of written language that social media offered, mainly Twitter and Facebook. The research requires multidisciplinary approach to be achieved. I assume that there is an increased dialect usage of the language in formal contexts which might correlate with the accelerated use of informal language in social platforms."

Graduate Awards

March 27, 2019

Congratulations to the Master's students who have received Graduate Awards:
* Deborah Allotey -- Mary Routledge Fellowship
* Emma Butterworth -- Lynne-Lionel Scott Scholarship in Canadian Studies
* Evgenii Efremov -- Graduate Thesis Research Award
* Rae Vanille -- Faculty of Arts and Humanities Alumni Graduate Award

Featured: Kang Xu, 2nd Year MA Candidate in Linguistics

March 18, 2019

xu"My current research focuses on Malagasy topicalized sentences. I do have a strong intuition that in the near future I will start working on documenting sentence structures of indigenous languages. Recently, I somehow become interested in the interface between linguistics and neuroscience. Perhaps I will try this area as well."

Featured: Astrid Winchester-Archer, 2nd Year MA Candidate in Linguistics

March 4, 2019

winchester archerLanguage learning is fascinating, and as a budding linguist, I have come a long way—from being a passionate prescriptivist to becoming pragmatic descriptivist. Indeed, my present outlook echoes Tobago’s motto ‘Pulchrior Evenit’ (She becomes more beautiful), because, for me, the study of language in action is indeed a beautiful experience.

For my research paper, I will be conducting a Sociolinguistics study of ideologies, communicative practices and representation of Tobago English Creole (TobEC) orthography. Specifically, I will investigate whether TobEC—an English-based Creole, which is the first language of many children prior to their entry into elementary school system—will ever transcend its cultural and informal realms and become encoded in a standardised and formal code, or simply become extinct. The latter will be tragic, because (1) I see TobEC as my birthright and my way of navigating the world; and (2) when a language dies, then the culture and way of representing that culture to the world also dies.

My interest in Linguistics include language varieties and ideologies, language power, language and identity and language documentation.

Linguistics Talks @ Western

February 28 (12:30-1:30, UC 2120)

Yves Roberge, University of Toronto
"On Recursive DPs in Child French"

Featured: Douglas Severo, 2nd year MA candidate in Linguistics

February 19, 2019

severo"Language is a powerful means by which people interact. It is through language that we agree/disagree, tell stories and (de)construct our linguistic identities just to mention a few.

My research investigates the identity of native and non-native speakers of English relying on people’s perception and judgment through a sociolinguistic analysis. Although some linguists consider the native speaker as a model for accuracy, some others claim that there is a lack of a solid basis to describe what makes one a native speaker of a language. My study aims to offer a description of the social factors such as ethnicity that people use to define speakers as native/non-native.

My linguistic interests include: Language and Identity, Discourse Analysis, L1/L2 Acquisition, and Language Teaching."

Linguistics Talks @ Western

February 12, 2019 (12:30pm, UC 2115)

Jorge Emilio Rosés Labrada, University of Alberta
"Documenting Arutani and Sapé, two isolates of Venezuela (& Brazil)"

Featured: Matt Lund, 2nd year MA candidate in Linguistics

February 5, 2019

lund"In an increasingly digital age, it is not only the words we use to communicate that have changed, but the manner in which we communicate also. My research focuses on a specific kind of internet discourse – the meme. By seeing memes as communicative devices, rather than writing them off as simple attempts at humor, we can see a great deal more depth in online communication than previously thought. By applying familiar tools from sociolinguistics learned both in my undergrad at uOttawa and here at Western’s MA in linguistics program, I hope to bridge our understanding of analog and digital communication."

Linguistics Talks @ Western

February 5, 2019 (12:30 pm, UC 2110)

Carrie Dyck (Memorial University of Newfoundland)
"Cayuga language maintenance at Six Nations"

Featured: Susuana Kwaning, 2nd year MA candidate in Linguistics

January 21, 2019


"I am an extrovert who likes to work at the Linguistics Lab (TALL) because I am surrounded by supportive peers. 'To have another language is to possess a second soul' said Charlemagne. I posit that the study of a second language has become necessary in these times of accelerated globalization; clear communication (oral/written) is key to human interaction. Hence, my research focuses on the use of first language (L1) in the second/foreign language (L2) classroom in Ghana, respectively English and French. The study explores the attitudes and perceptions of both L2 teachers and learners towards this phenomenon. Furthermore, my research aims to examine how these attitudes impact the teaching and learning of French; whether it hinders or supports language development. 'The limits of my language means the limits of my world.' (Ludwig Wittgenstein)"


Linguistics Talks @ Western

December 12, 2018 (12:30pm, UC 3120)

Olga Tararova (Modern Languages & Literatures, UWO)
"Bilingual contact in Chipilo, Mexico. The transfer of negative doubling.”


November 26, 2018 (University College, 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM)

Linguistics outreach event
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Linguistics Talks @ Western

November 20, 2018 (11:30-12:30. UC 3120)

Angélica Hernández (UWO French Studies Department)
"Subject Pronouns in Canadian Spanish"

Awards and Scholarships Recipients - Fall 2018

November 1st, 2018

Congratulations to the undergraduate students in Linguistics who received scholarships awarded by the Faculty of Arts and Humanities!

Katherine Rose Butler (Honors Specialization in Linguistics)
Faculty of Arts and Humanities Scholarship

Abigail Elizabeth Edwards (Honors Specialization in Linguistics)
Rogers Family Award in Arts

Margaret Graham (Double Major in Linguistics and Arts and Humanities)
Faculty Association Scholarship

Damaris Ruth Holmes (Double Major in Linguistics and Arts and Humanities)
Stephanie Spinks Arts Scholarships

Shatha Najeh Jisrawi (Double Major in Linguistics and Computer Science)
Faculty of Arts and Humanities Scholarship

Yanfei Lu (Honors Specialization in Linguistics)
Memorial Scholarship

Holly Bronwyn Scott (Honors Specialization in Linguistics, Major in French Studies)
Harriet Beatrice Freele Scholarship

Linguistics Talks @ Western

October 26, 2018 (1:30pm, UC 3120)

Adriana Soto-Corominas (University of Alberta)
"The acquisition of partitivity in Catalan-Spanish bilingualism: dominance and age effects"

Convocation 2018 

June 19, 2018


Congratulations to Jacob Aziz on winning the University of Western Ontario Gold Medal for Honors Specialization in Linguistics for his academic performance in this field.
Jacob is pictured here during the Graduation Ceremony with Dr. Ileana Paul, Co-director of the Inter-Faculty Program in Linguistics.

Linguistics Talks @ Western

April 20, 2018 (AHB 2R09, 3:00pm)

Angélica Hernández
"Pluralizing Existential haber in the Caribbean and Latin America: 
Is a subject-like complement to blame?"

Linguistics Talks @ Western

March 29, 2018 (UCC 54A, 11:00 am)

Anne-Michelle Tessier (University of Michigan)
"Segmental identity in the very informal lexicon: sh*tgibbons and f*ckfrisbees"

Linguistics Talks @ Western

March 14, 2018 (AHB 2R07, 2:30pm)

Ewa Czaykowska-Higgins (University of Victoria)
"Dictionaries are more than words"

Linguistics Talks @ Western

February 28, 2018 (AHB 2R07, 2:30pm)

Jacques Lamarche (Western University)
"Phrase structure without head features"

Linguistics Talks @ Western

February 7, 2018 (UCC 54A, 2:30pm)

Ken McRae (Western University)
"The importance of event knowledge in the organization and structure of semantic memory"

Linguistics Talks @ Western

January 24, 2018 (UCC 63, 2:30pm)

Ileana Paul (Western University)
"Syntax and phonology of pronoun-noun constructions in Malagasy"


Linguistics Talks @ Western

November 14, 2017 - AHB 2R23, 3:30pm

Fábio Bonfim Duarte (Federal University of Minas Gerais)
"Linguistic Diversity in Brazil"

Linguistics Talks @ Western

September 26, 2017 - AHB 2R09, 11:30am

Katharina Pabst, Lex Konnelly, Savannah Meslin, Fiona Wilson, Naomi Nagy (University of Toronto)
"Transmission of Variation Between Homeland and Heritage Faetar"

Linguistics Outreach Event

March 24, 2017

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Linguistics Talks @ Western

December 2, 2016

Michael Iannozzi
"Learning to WALD, Building Western's Languate Archive"

Linguistics Talks @ Western

October 7, 2016

Robert Stainton
"Quasi-Factitives and Cognitive Efficiency"

Linguistics Outreach Event

March 9, 2016

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The North American Computational Linguistics Olympiad (NACLO)

January 29th, 2015

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Linguistics Outreach Event

November 6th, 2014

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Nominalizations Workshop

May 29-30, 2012


Methods in Dialectology 14

August 2-6, 2011

Organizing Committee: David Heap, François Poiré, Jeff Tennant (UWO); Naomi Nagy (University of Toronto); Ruth King (York University); Svetlana Kaminskaïa (Waterloo University)

August 1, 2011 - Paralel Workshops

"Atlas Lingüístico de la Península Ibérica (ALPI) : Lessons and Perspectives"
David Heap et al, UWO etc.

"Phonologie du français contemporain: regards sur la francophonie"
François Poiré (UWO)


Workshop on Non-Canonical Predication


Journées PFC 2007 - Colloque international

12-14 July 2007

"Des corpus oraux aux théories phonologiques: le cas du français" 


9e Atelier bilingue en linguistique théorique / Bilingual Workshop in Theoretical Linguistics 9

9-10 décembre 2005

Statistics for Linguists Workshop

October - November 2005

CLA-Canadian Linguistics Association annual meeting

May 29-31, 2005

Meeting held during the 74th annual Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences. 

Nudist(e): Atelier sur les noms nus/Workshop on bare nouns

May 13, 2015


Applied Linguistics conference


Applied Linguistics conference


The fifth annual Bilingual Workshop on Theoretical Linguistics (Asymmetries, Hierarchies and Geometries)


The second annual Bilingual Workshop on Theoretical Linguistics (Features and Interfaces)

Journées de Phonétique


ACLA-CAAL conference