UBC to host Northwest Linguistics Conference in May
The department will host the 37th annual Northwest Linguistics Conference from May 14-16, 2021. Graduate and undergraduate students are invited to submit abstracts for 30 minute talks or for presentation of a poster in any area of theoretical or applied linguistics. The invited speakers will be Miikka Silfverberg, Neda Todorović, and Samuel Akinbo.
Oksana and Muhammad’s research featured in Pithy Papers
Language Sciences has organized Pithy Papers, a series of brief descriptions of UBC Language Sciences recent research. The inaugural installment features work by Oksana Tkachman on conventionalization in sign languages and by Muhammad Abdul-Mageed on ‘micro-dialects’.
Bryan Gick named AAAS Fellow
Bryan Gick has been named a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) for distinguished contributions to the field of experimental phonetics, notably for advances in multimodal perception and biomechanics. Congratulations, Bryan!