• Ph.D. Linguistics – Rutgers University, 1995
  • M.A. Linguistics – University of Toronto, 1989
  • B.A. Philosophy – University of Toronto, 1984

Courses Currently Teaching

Winter 2017

LING101 Languages of the World Sections

A survey of the linguistic map of the world, examining how languages are genetically classified and how different languages evolve. Principles underlying different writing systems and the decipherment of historical documents. Issues of languages in contact, minority language endangerment, language death and the role of English as a world language. Recommended but not required for an honours, major, or minor in linquistics or speech sciences.

Winter 2017

LING170 Introduction to How to Learn a Language Sections

Skills and strategies for second language acquisition, through the foundations of pronunciation, vocabulary, grammar, and pragmatics, connected to the practical, social, and personal challenges of language learning.