Congratulations to our Linguistics graduates!

Congratulations to our wonderful undergraduate and graduate students in Linguistics, Applied Linguistics, and Indigenous Language Revitalization, who completed degrees or certificates in 2016-17. We're proud of you all! And congratulations also to Laura Davis (BA Ling), who won the Jubilee Medal for the highest standing in Humanities, and to Marianne Huijsmans (MA Ling), who won the Lieutenant’s Governor’s Silver Medal for the best Master's thesis at UVic. Bravo!

New Post-Doc joins UVic Linguistics

We are excited to welcome Derek Denis from the University of Toronto to our department. Derek is a SSHRC Post-doctoral Fellow (2015–2017), specializing in language variation and change. He will be working on the origins of homogeneity in Canadian English and the potential development of linguistic regionalism with his UVic supervisor, Dr. Alexandra D’Arcy. Derek will also be teaching LING420 (Historical Linguistics) in the spring 2016 term.

Algonquian Linguistic Atlas now includes Siksiká Blackfoot

The Algonquian Linguistic Atlas is an on-line, multimedia linguistic atlas of Algonquian languages. UVic post-doc Heather Bliss has been collaborating with Siksiká elder Noreen (Ikinómo'tstaan) Breaker to document and record Blackfoot phrases for inclusion in the atlas. Users can select from a list of conversational phrases and click on the Siksiká map dot to see and hear the phrases. The full collection of Blackfoot phrases can also be downloaded and played on a computer or in iTunes.