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Upcoming Events

Annual Student Poster Symposium on April 29 (1:00-3:00 pm)

Thank you to all of the participants in the Annual Student Poster Symposium for making this such a successful event! Thank you also to the guests and LRC community members who came out to support these students.

The goal of the event is to provide undergraduate and graduate students with the opportunity to present and get feedback on their research on Language or languages (including the connection between language and literature / culture) in a multidisciplinary setting. 

Adam Daniel


Language contact and transmission in the Welsh language

Elias Abdollahnejad


Competing grammars in language acquisition 

Jennifer MacDonald

Werklund School of Education

Mapping language: Meanings of "Wilderness" 

Lindsay Hracs


Second language acquisition and language contact: The relationship between synchronic and diachronic processes

Martin Lisanik


Working memory effects in English-German bilinguals

Mohammad Alsamaani


Arabic by non-Arabs: The case of Gulf pidgin Arabic

Philothe Kabasele


Testing the matrix by Dulay and Burt(1974) on the order of grammatical morpheme acquisition for L3 learners of English

Cultural variation and gender as depicted in compliments

Ritika Chauhan

Communication, Media and Film

Can discourses be effectively communicated to propel scientific outcomes and dismiss public skepticism?: A special focus on BT-Brinjal (eggplant) case

Salma Alqahtani


The acquisition of number in Saudi Arabic

Simona Kopnicka


Fluency and the role of training in second language German

Sonam Thind


Echoic Reduplication in Malwai Punjabi

Stephanie Reyes


A Lewisian account of de se attitudes

Svitlana Winters


Psycholinguistic Experiments in Ukrainian Blending

CEFR Examinations

German CEFR examinations at the A2, B1, B2, and C1 levels are offered by the Language Research Centre. The exam dates are as follows: 

A2 exam: May 26 (afternoon)
B1 exam: May 27 (afternoon)
B2 exam: May 27 (morning)
C1 exam: May 26 (morning)

If you are interested in taking any of these exams, please fill in the registration form and submit it with payment to the Language Research Centre (address on form) by May 2, 2016

More information on the exams is here:

Practice exercises for each exam level are available here:

French CEFR (DELF / DALF) examinations are offered by the French Centre. For more information see:

Chinese HSK examinations are offered by the Department of Linguistics, Languages and Cultures. For dates and other information, please visit:

Spanish CEFR (DELE) exams are offered by the Aula Cervantes. You can find more information here:


The LRC and the Calgary Persian Library: A New Partnership

We would like to welcome the Calgary Persian Library (CPL) to the LRC. An outgrowth of the Iranian Graduate Student Association, the CPL houses over 850 books, hosts regular readings, and welcome authors and scholars. The Library is in Craigie Hall D401A, and its office hours are Tuesday and Thursday from noon until 1:00 pm and from 6:00 until 7:00 pm. We look forward to collaborating with the CPL!

Our speaker series have concluded for the 2015-2016 year. You can read about our speaker series in the bi-annual newsletter 'Language Matters'. Stay tuned for upcoming details on the 2016-2017 speaker series. 

Our research groups will not be meeting officially over the summer. Please check back here again in the fall for more information about the groups.


Status of Languages in the Faculty of Arts at the University of Calgary

We are pleased to report that the Faculty of Arts Council approved the Report of the Task Force on the Status of Languages entitled Learning Languages to Embrace, Comprehend and Contribute to Our World on April 8, 2015. We would like to thank the members of the Task Force as well as everyone who contributed to the Report.

[find the report here].