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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.

Upcoming Events

Important Note - due to the recent escalation in COVID-19 (coronavirus) cases, the University of Calgary has adopted a framework based on Public Health Agency of Canada guidelines to determine whether previously scheduled events should proceed as planned. Upon review, it has been determined that the LRC working group and Cercle Benveniste meetings will be cancelled and rescheduled at a later date, or moved to an online format. Please check the links below to determine the status of these particular sessions.

These cancellations or moves to an online format are not due to a specific risk, but rather because of the weighting of risk factors around COVID-19 such as event size, nature, audience composition and travel considerations. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact, and we wish you the best of health.


Working Group Meeting Schedules (2019-20

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

More information.



Cercle Benveniste

Les rencontres du Cercle Benveniste sont un forum de discussion ouvert à toute personne s’intéressant à la linguistique où l’on échange et débat des questions relatives aux sciences du langage. Il s’agit, en quelque sorte, d’une école péripatéticienne où les participants peuvent – justement et à l’instar d’Émile Benveniste – se promener dans les différents recoins de la discipline et en interroger les zones d’ombre, les aprioris, les impasses ; bref, explorer différents aspects du langage, à la recherche de Problèmes de linguistique générale.

More information.