June 1, 2020

Congratulations to Kelly, Elias and Dušan

Linguistics graduate students celebrate important achievements

Congratulations to Linguistics PhD student Kelly Burkinshaw, who successfully defended her thesis, Vowel Space, Variability, and Lexical Context in Infant Speech Perception, on Friday, May 29, 2020.

Please join us in congratulating Kelly and her supervisor, Dr. Suzanne Curtin, and in thanking the members of Kelly's supervisory committee – Dr. Steve Winters and Dr. Yvan Rose (MUN).  Thanks also to examiners Dr. Angela George and Dr. Katherine White (Waterloo) and to Neutral Chair, Dr. Darin Flynn.

Great job Kelly! 


Congratulations to Linguistics PhD student Elias Abdollahjnejad, who passed the (virtual) oral defence of his PhD thesis, Online and Offline Examinations of Constituent Order in Persian Ditransitives on Friday, May 15, 2020.

Please join us in congratulating Elias and in thanking our colleagues for their work in supporting Elias on his thesis and defence:

Dennis Storoshenko (Supervisor); Susanne Carroll and Betsy Ritter (Supervisory Committee Members); Penny Pexman (Psychology, Internal Examiner); Jila Ghomeshi (University of Manitoba, External Examiner); and Steve Winters (Neutral Chair).

Way to go Elias!


Congratulations also to Linguistics PhD student Dušan Nikolić, who was awarded the prestigious Izaak Walton Killam Doctoral Scholarship. This represents the first time a Linguistics graduate student has been awarded this Scholarship.

The Izaak Walton Killam Doctoral Scholarship is awarded to doctoral students of outstanding caliber. Please join us in congratulating Dušan.

Keep up the amazing work Dušan!