Monday, December 7, 2009

Change and Variation in Canada Workshop to be held at MUN

"The fourth annual Change and Variation in Canada (CVC IV) workshop will be held at Memorial University June 19-20, 2010. This student-led event will bring together researchers working within a variationist framework on Canadian language varieties or at Canadian institutions.

The call for papers will be made available in January 2010. We will also provide more details about the conference at that time."

For more information see the CVC IV website.

End of Semester LING FAIR a Success!

On Friday, December 4, 2009, the Linguistics Department held its first showcase of undergraduate student projects. Close to 30 students participated in the event and a number of promising posters were presented. Congratulations, student linguists! Job well done.

Longest word contest -- ICELANDIC

Memorial's Linguistics Department held a 'longest word' contest in conjunction with its end-of-term class fair. The longest word was in Icelandic. Here are the results! (Double-click on the picture to enlarge it.)