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Welcome to the Language Research Centre!

The Language Research Centre (LRC) is an interdisciplinary hub of language, teaching and research. The LRC features several research groups, speaker series and other engaging academic events, and provides classrooms, meeting and study space for students.


Work in Progress (WiP) Talks
Friday, September 21, 2018  |  Time: 3:00 pm  |  CHD 420

Presenters give a general overview of their individual research projects, using the presentation method of the international 3MT (3-minute thesis) competitions.


The LRC proudly presents, the return of the Speaker Series (2018-19)


Lectures are held on Fridays from 3:00 until 4:00 p.m. in the Language Research Centre (CHD 420), unless otherwise specified.

Looking forward to another great year of talks! 



Friday, September 14                                     
CHD 420                         
Jessica Coon (McGill University): Feature Gluttony and the Syntax of Hierarchy Effects
Friday, October 19   
3:00pm CHD 420 Alexander Magidow (University of Rhode Island): Arabic Linguistic Diversity Across Time and Space

Friday, November 2
3:00pm CHD 420 Sharalyn Orbaugh (University of British Columbia): Using Popular Culture to Make Children into Soldiers: Propaganda Kamishibai in WWII Japan
Friday, November 23    3:00pm CHD 420 Ervin Malakaj (University of British Columbia):
Wilhelm Raabe and the Crisis of Narration


"I'd Like to Know More About ... " Workshop

Friday, November 16, 2018  |  Time: 9:00 am - 2:30 pm  |  CHD 420

This workshop provides students, established researchers, and members of the LRC community with an introduction to new areas and practical tools for enabling research.


Working Group Meeting Schedules (2018-19)

The LRC working groups are back for another year of lively discussion and shared research interests.



Reports from the 2017-18 Speaker Series

Rüdiger Singer (University of Minnesota, Twin Cities)
"Private Eye Nick Knatterton; or, How the Germans Learned to Love the Speech Bubble"