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St’at’imcets Narratives volume by Carl Alexander

The UBC Occasional Papers in Linguistics is very pleased to announce the publication of Sqwéqwel’ Múta7 Sptakwlh, a volume of 18 narratives by Carl Alexander in St’át’imcets (Lillooet Salish), with accompanying English translation and interlinear gloss. The volume is now available for purchase and download: the .pdf and accompanying audio files may be downloaded without […]

Three new PhDs!

Congratulations to Blake Allen, Scott Mackie, and Jennifer Glougie, who all successfully defended their PhDs in September. Blake: “Bayesian models of learning and generating inflectional morphology” (Supervisor: Doug Pulleyblank) Scott: “Simulating the Evolution of Consonant Inventories” (Supervisor: Gunnar Hansson) Jennifer: “The semantics and pragmatics of English evidential expressions: The expression of evidentiality in police interviews” […]

Lieutenant Governor’s Silver Medal: Marianne Huijsmans

Congratulations to our current PhD student Marianne Huijsmans, who is the 2016 recipient of The Lieutenant Governor’s Silver Medal for her M.A. thesis, completed at the University of Victoria under the supervision of Dr. Martha McGinnis-Archibald.   For her M.A. thesis, Marianne investigated the grammar of SENĆOŦEN, a Salish language spoken by the Saanich First […]

Outstanding Leader: Aidan Pine

We give a hearty congratulations to Aidan Pine, who is the recipient of the 2016 “Outstanding Leader” award for “Academic Contribution to the Faculty of Arts.” Aidan’s award was announced last week at the Dean of Arts reception for graduating students who have made exceptional contributions to their program, faculty, UBC and the community. You […]

Future Speakers Series

The next speaker for the Future Speakers Series is Daryl Baldwin: toopeeliyankwi, kati myaamiaataweeyankwi: We Succeed At Speaking The Myaamia Language. http://futurespeakers.arts.ubc.ca/speakers/

Chair of African Studies Program

Congratulations to Rose-Marie Déchaine, who has been appointed as the Chair of the African Studies Minor program! The African Studies Minor program at UBC was initiated in 2005 in response to students’ aspiration to connect UBC more closely with the African continent. The program is designed to provide students with an excellent opportunity to learn more […]

Annual Meeting on Phonology

The 2015 Annual Meeting on Phonology (AMP 2015) will in be held in Vancouver on October 9–11, 2015, jointly organized by the University of British Columbia and Simon Fraser University. The conference will take place at the UBC Robson Square facility in downtown Vancouver. Invited speakers: Ryan Bennett (Yale University) Ellen Kaisse (University of Washington) Kie Zuraw (University of California, Los Angeles) For more information, please […]

50th Annual International Conference on Salish and Neighbouring Languages

We are pleased to announce that the 50th Annual International Conference on Salish and Neighbouring Languages (ICSNL) will be held from August 5–7, 2015 at the University of British Columbia, jointly hosted by UBC and the Simon Fraser University First Nations Language Centre. The International Conference on Salish and Neighbouring Languages is the conference of […]

Congratulatons to Dr. Molly Babel on her promotion to the rank of Associate Professor, with tenure, effective July 1, 2015. Molly began her appointment at UBC as an Assistant Professor in July, 2009. She came to us with an M.A. and Ph.D. in Linguistics from the University of California, Berkeley (2006 and 2009 respectively), and a […]

Fun with Language!

Join UBC SALSA this summer in their “Fun with Language” camps! The camp is aimed for children age 5-10. Each day will have a different focus with language-specific instruction and game-play situations making for a stimulating and challenging learning environment, as well as promoting the use of particular aspects of language, such as pronunciation, comprehension, and […]