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Previous talks 

LIPS Talk: Agreeing with singular they

Dr. Daniel Hall
Thursday, February 8, 2018
4:00 p.m., 276 Loyola


Making the Dictionary of Cape Breton English: An Afterword and the Dictionary’s Distinctiveness

William Davey, Cape Breton University
Sunday, October 29
2:30 p.m. in the "Flex Room", McNally Main 201

LIPS Talk: What: “Bilingual life after school: Opportunity, choice and ideology among former Gaelic-medium students”

BIO: Stuart Dunmore
Friday, September 22, 2017
4:30 p.m., 218 Burke, Saint Mary's University

“Moving Past the Language Evolution Wars”

Christina Behme, Department of Philosophy, Brandon University
Thursday, May 4, 2017
10:30 am – noon, Loyola 271, Saint Mary’s University 

Important Dates for the Twenty-Fourth Annual SSSR Meeting
Conference Dates: July 12-15, 2017
Conference Location: Halifax, Nova Scotia
Conference Submissions

LIPS Talk: What: “The role of imageability in accessing lexical representations for spelling”

Richard Drake, Honour Student
Friday, March 24, 2017
2:00 p.m., Atrium 216, Saint Mary's University

40th Annual Meeting of the Atlantic Provinces Linguistic Association Mount Saint Vincent University
Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
October 28-29, 2016

For more information about APLA, please visit: Conference website:
Deadline for abstract submissions: September 15, 2016

Linguistics Advising

Tuesday, October 25th, 2016
4:00-5:00 p.m., Loyola Academic 282, Saint Mary's University

Need help with selecting future courses or maybe want to know more about the courses? This would be a great opportunity to find out.

LIPS Talk: WH-labels

Dr. Egor Tsedryk, Associate Professor of French & Linguistics
Thursday, October 20th, 2016
4:00 p.m., Loyola Academic 282, Saint Mary's University


The 43rd annual meeting of the Linguistic Association of Canada and the United States

  Saint Mary's University
  August 2-5, 2016 

The International Clinical Phonetics and Linguistics Association meeting -- June 2016.

Got English?

   All Welcome!
   Thursday, February 25, 2016
   12:00 p.m., Scotia Bank Theatre
   Dr. Eric Henry

   First Linguistics Students Association Meeting of 2016
  All Welcome!
   Friday, February 12, 2016
   3:00-5:00 p.m., Loyola 177

    The Atlantic Conference on Reading and Language Aquisition

Dalhousie University, Saint Mary's University, and Mount Saint Vincent University
Wednesday, May 13, 2015
9 a.m. - 4 p.m., Research Conference at Dalhousie
5 p.m. Talk by Susan Neuman

TALK! Linguistics "in Progress" Series (LIPS)

Dr. Daniel Hall
Thursday, March 26, 2015
5:15-6:15 p.m., Loyola Academic Building (room 275)


The 'Other Silence'?: Re-examining Language Shift in Ireland in the Nineteenth Century

Dr. Nicholas Wolf
Thursday, March 20, 2015
7:00 p.m., Sobey Building (room 265), 903 Robie Street

The Irish Studies program is hosting Dr. Nicholas Wolf. He will be re-examining the language shift that occurred in Ireland in the nineteenth century.

Department of Psychology Colloquium Series

Dr. Randy Newman
Friday, November 21, 2014 2:30-3:30
Sobey Building room 260

Graduate Program Development: Call for participation and feedback

April 25th, 2014 1:00-3:00 p.m
McNally North 219

Speaking the Inuit Way: An Exhibition

November 14-30, 2013
Patrick Power Library

APLA 36 ALPA - 36th Annual Meeting of the Atlantic Provinces Linguistic Association

Friday - Saturday, November 2-3, 2012

How Language got in the Brain; What Linguists should know about Language Evolution

Friday, March 23, 2012
4:00-5:00 p.m., Loyola 282

Dr. Christina Behme is with the Department of Philosophy at Saint Mary's University.


The 27th Annual Saint Mary's University Psychology Student Conference

Friday, March 30, 2012
2:45 - 4:00 p.m., Scotiabank Theatre, Sobey Building

Keynote Address: Dr. Fergus I.M. Craik, Senior Scientist, Rotman Research Institue at Baycrest, Toronto.
Bilingualism: Consequences for Mind and Brain.


Gaelic in Scotland and Nova Scotia: Ideologies, Affect and Socialization in Language Shift and Revitalization

Friday, March 16, 2012
11:30 a.m. - 12:45 p.m., Loyola 181

Dr. Emily McEwan-Fujita is a candidate for an Assistant Professorship in Anthropology with a specialization in linguistics anthropology.


The Foreign Adventures of Xiaoming: Narrative, Agency and the English Modern in Northeastern China

Wednesday, March 14, 2012
10:00-11:15 a.m., Loyola 181

Dr. Eric Hery of Carleton University is a candidate for an Assistant Professorship in Anthropology with a specialization in linguistics anthropology.


Teaching English After Graduation

Wednesday, February 29, 2012
2:30, McNally MM 227

Julian L’Enfant, Director of Teacher Training & Cambridge CELTA tutor at English Canada will be at the SMU Campus on Wednesday, February 29th (2:30 – 4:30pm, McNally MM 227) to give a presentation on the Cambridge CELTA, the world’s most recognized training program for Teaching English as a Foreign Language. Learn about the program and how it can lead to a rewarding experience teaching abroad or here in Canada.


Honours Thesis Presentation

Monday, November 28, 2011
5:30, MM 209

Annie Fortin - Subject doubling or dislocation: The case of the Saguenay dialect
Tracey Lothian - Positive emotional reaction of speakers to English words

Invited Talk

Wednesday, November 16, 2011
5:30, MM 201

Nelleke Strik (Dalhousie University)
Wh-in-situ in Dutch: Transfer from French in bilingual French-Dutch children

Open House

Friday, October 28, 2011
9:00-13:00, MM 223

Are you curious about languages? Do you like puzzles? Are you thinking about a career in speech pathology, audiology, journalism, language teaching, language documentation and revitalization? Linguistics might be an option for you. Please drop by.

Meet and Greet

Friday, September 16, 2011
11:30-13:30, SB 260

This is a good opportunity to meet faculty members and other students in Linguistics. We would also like to take a few minutes to present some useful information regarding courses, possible degree combinations, scholarship opportunities, conferences and workshops. And it will be a great pleasure for us to answer your questions.

Bringing the Language Home: Language Revitalization in the Family

Tuesday, May 10, 2011
7:00 P.M.
Atrium 101


The interplay between speaker differences and chunk frequency effects on scene description: MEG and EEG studies

Antoine Tremblay, Aaron J. Newman, Timothy Bardouille
(IWK Health Centre, Dalhousie University, NRC IBD Atlantic)
Friday April 29th, 4:00-5:00 pm
Sobey Building 160


Examine no /t/:Using databases to investigate phonological universals

Daniel Hall
Linguistics Program,
Saint Mary's University
Friday, March 25th, 4:00-5:00 pm
Sobey Building 265

How children's linguistic knowledge supports their reading

Helene Deacon
Friday, February 11th,
4:00-5:00 pm
Loyola 177
Saint Mary's University


Language VS Communication: Investigating the neural networks involved in biological motion, symbolic gesture, and sign language

Aaron Newman
Friday January 28th, 4:00-5:00 pm
Loyola 177, SMU

From speech synthesis by analogy to computational simulations of human reading

Yannick Marchand
Friday, November 26th, 4:00-5:00 pm
Sobey Building 260, SMU


The building blocks of language

Antoine Tremblay
Friday, October 29th, 4:00-5:00pm
Loyola 296, SMU
All welcome.