Vanessa Taler is a neurolinguist from the University of Ottawa and will be giving a talk entitled “Bilingual language processing and neurocognitive function”.
Time: Friday, March 7, 16h15
Place: Concordia Hall Building (1455 de Maisonneuve W.), room H613.
You may be interested to learn that Concordia University features in the world’s elite (Top 200) institutions in 7 of the 30 subjects featured in this year’s QS World University Rankings by Subject, which will be published on 26th Feb 2014 on www.topuniversities.com and by leading media around the world .
For the third edition of the QS World University Rankings by Subject, we evaluated 3,002 universities and ranked 689 institutions in total. 130 million of citations attributions were analyzed and we verified the provision of 10,639 programs.
Of particular note, Concordia University has an improved ranking or is featured for the first time in the following subjects:
- English Language & Literature
Praat Workshop Wednesday February 26th at 1015am in H661-2. There will be coffee and breakfast snack. It will be from 10:15 to 11:15am
General Assembly Thursday Feb 27th at 8pm in H661-2. We will be talking about upcoming elections in March, introducing each of our roles in the Concordia Linguistics Student Association as well as taking signatures. There will be a Pub Social afterwards at Andrews.
Room number H613 at 415pm Feb 28th
Anatolian morphosyntax: inheritance and innovation
Notwithstanding its well-known genetic anomalies, Anatolian shows the core syntactic structures seen in other archaic Indo-European languages such as Greek and Sanskrit and reconstructed for the proto-language. For subject reference this includes person markers on the verb and nominative case marked on correlated nominal and pronominal items. Anatolian has, however, innovated in two areas concerned with subject reference: first, in the creation of a third-person enclitic ‘subject’ pronoun, marked for gender, common and neuter, and restricted (largely) to use with a particular class of verbs, the unaccusatives. This clitic pronoun is in complementary distribution both with the full (emphatic/contrastive) demonstrative pronoun used for third-person reference and with associated lexical items. A second innovation is a suffix used with neuter nouns when they occur in correlation with the subject of a transitive verb (so-called ‘split ergativity’). The motivation for both innovations, I suggest, stems from a common source unique to Anatolian within the Indo-European family but the innovations arose within the inherited syntactic system; consequently, the discussion begins with the question of Indo-European syntactic typology and specifically with the issue of argument structure.
Time: Thursday, February 6, 18h00
Place: Concordia Hall Building (1455 de Maisonneuve W.), room H-634.
Our first pub social of the semester!
January 30th at Brutopia
Our first games night of the semester!
Feb 6th in the Ling Lounge (H665)
We are proud to welcome one of our own professors, Annette Teffeteller (Concordia), as a series speaker.
She will be presenting her research titled “Morphosyntactic Innovation in Anatolian: a non-mainstream account of argument structure, ergativity and the development of subject clitic pronouns.” An abstract of the talk will be made available shortly. Everyone is welcome to join.
Time: Friday, February 28, 16h15
Place: Concordia Hall Building (1455 de Maisonneuve W.), room H-613.
Attachment: Deans Awards Call for Nominations 2013-14-1
As you are certainly aware, The Dean of Arts and Science offers annual awards to recognize outstanding contributions to the Faculty by faculty members and staff. For faculty members we offer awards for Distinguished Scholarship (Junior, Mid-Career, Senior), Teaching Excellence, and Outstanding Academic Service, and for staff members we offer an award for Exceptional Service to the Faculty by a Staff Member. Depending on the pool of nominations we receive we may offer up to a total of six awards per year (with a maximum of two per specific category).
It is my great pleasure to invite you to circulate the attached Deans Awards Call for Nominations 2013-14 as widely as possible. Please send this call out to all faculty and staff members in your department, student associations, and post a print-out of it prominently where appropriate.
To be eligible for the competition, nominations must reach the office of the Dean no later than April 22, 2014.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me or Monica Chiriac at <email@example.com>.
We look forward to reviewing the nomination dossiers and congratulating the most worthy nominees at an awards reception next Fall.
Jason Camlot, Associate Dean, Faculty Affairs
Faculty of Arts and Science