PhD alumna Heather Bliss wins CLA early career researcher award

Heather Bliss, who graduated from the doctoral program in 2013 and is currently a lecturer at Simon Fraser University, has been selected to receive the Canadian Linguistic Association Early Career Researcher Award. In a statement announcing this decision, CLA past president Diane Massam noted her “important contributions in research across a number of subfields, including syntax, morphology, phonetics, and language documentation and revitalization” as well as her achievements in community engagement and language policy around Indigenous languages, especially Blackfoot. The glowing praise continues in the full announcement.