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New Language Science Open Access Book Series
Have an idea for a short and accessible book that explores an idea in the conceptual foundations of language science? Language Science Press is looking for submissions for their new open access book series, “Conceptual Foundations of Language Science”. Proposals can be for original works or for expansions on previously-published works (e.g., articles), which should […]

LangSci Grad Course of Interest, Winter Term 2
If you’re a grad student working on language, or a faculty member working with grad students who are working on language, you might find this opportunity interesting. Janet Werker will be teaching a graduate course (PSYC 584A-001) on Language Development in Infancy and Childhood in Winter Term 2, which is open to students from any […]

Affiliates in the news!
Language Sciences affiliate Bonny Norton (LLED) and her student Liam Doherty were featured in an article on The Wire called “How Digital Open Source Platforms Can Transform Learning“. The story talks about their work on the African Storybook Project. Check it out!

Janet Werker Gold Medal Lecture, May 12, Science World
In honour of Janet Werker’s SSHRC Gold Medal Award, UBC’s Faculty of Arts and Department of Psychology are holding a special public lecture on May 12 at Science World. Dr. Werker will be speaking on ‘Bilingual Babies’ from 5:30-6:45, with a reception to follow. The event is now sold out, but you can follow on […]

Language-Related Events at Celebrate Learning Week
There will be several language-related events at Celebrate Learning Week, hosted by the Centre for Teaching, Learning and Technology from May 2-6. On May 2 at 1:30 pm, a team from the Linguistics department and CTLT will offer a workshop on empowering pronunciation teaching and learning through various technologies. On May 3 at 10:30 am, […]

Genetics & Neurobiology of Language, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, July 2016: Apply now!
Interested in learning about the genetics and neurobiology of language? Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory will be holding a course on this topic from July 25-31, 2016. The application deadline has been extended, but apply soon! For more information, see the attached PDF, or visit their site. CSHL_Genetics_Neurobiol_Lang_2016

UBC at U21 Global Research Alliance in Language Workshop
Language Sciences steering committee co-chair Bryan Gick will be representing UBC at the Universitas 21 Global Research Alliance in Language (GRAIL) workshop April 25-26 in Edinburgh, Scotland. This workshop aims to develop a language science initiative for the U21 group, a global network of research universities. The particular focus of this workshop will be on […]

Language Sciences Launch, April 12
On Tuesday, April 12, UBC Language Sciences held its launch event in the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre. Over 50 of our faculty and graduate student affiliates were welcomed by the LangSci steering committee, met our visionary donor, and engaged in lively discussion about this exciting new UBC initiative. As well, we were joined by […]

Centre for Intercultural Language Studies Symposium, May 2
The Centre for Intercultural Language Studies will host its 12th annual symposium on May 2, from 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., in the Asian Studies Auditorium. The theme for this year’s symposium is ‘Challenges and Opportunities for English Language Learners in Urban Schools’. Speakers include Guofang Li, Lee Gunderson, Ryan Deschambault, and Diane Tijman. Registration […]

Canadian Language Museum Cree Exhibit at IKBLC
The Canadian Language Museum‘s exhibit “Cree: The People’s Language” is on display in the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre until March 22. Stop by and check it out! Cree Exhibit Poster for IKBLC

Centre for Intercultural Language Studies Call for Symposium Proposals
The Centre for Intercultural Language Studies is currently accepting poster presentation proposals for its 12th annual symposium: “Challenges and opportunities for English language learners in urban schools”. The symposium will be held on Monday, May 2; the call for proposals ends April 1, with notification by April 11. For more information, please see the attached […]

Research Commons March FIRETalk: Language Arts and Sciences
The UBC Library Research Commons and the Language Sciences Initiative are teaming up for the March FIREtalk, Language Arts and Sciences. At a FIREtalk (Facilitated Interdisciplinary Research Exchange) grad students from across UBC make short presentations and/or participate in interdisciplinary discussion centred on a theme. For this FIREtalk, we invite students exploring language through any […]

Postdoc Position at University of Toronto
Grad students: there’s a postdoctoral position available at the University of Toronto on a project looking at nonverbal cognitive predictors of bilingual language development. The PDF of this posting is attached. PostDocAnnouncementTorontoSLP

New Affiliates Update
In case you were wondering where our new affiliates updates went, well, we’ve said hello to so many that we couldn’t keep up! A full list of faculty affiliates is here, and of graduate affiliates here. If you’re interested in becoming a faculty or graduate student Language Sciences affiliate, please contact us at language.sciences@ubc.ca, or […]

Daryl Baldwin Lecture, Feb. 22, 11:30 am, First Nations House of Learning
Daryl Baldwin, Director of the Myaamia Center at Miami University (Ohio) will be giving a talk titled “toopeeliyankwi, kati myaamiaataweeyankwi: We Succeed At Speaking The Myaamia Language” on Monday, February 22 at 11:30 am in the Sty-Wet-Tan Hall of the First Nations House of Learning. For more information, visit http://fnel.arts.ubc.ca/events/event/darylbaldwin/.

New Affiliates for a Friday!
Welcome to new affiliates Murray Hodgson, from Mechanical Engineering/Population and Publich Health, and Rozanne Wilson from Audiology and Speech Sciences. We’re happy to have you both involved!

UBC Linguistics hosts budding language scientists at NACLO
The Linguistics department will be hosting an open round of the North American Computational Linguistics Olympiad on Thursday, January 28. For more information, visit http://linguistics.ubc.ca/community/linguistics-olympiad/.

New affiliates, and UBC-O is in the house!
Language Sciences welcomes its first faculty affiliate from UBC Okanagan: Christine Schreyer, from the Community, Culture and Global Studies department. Other new affiliates from UBC-V are faculty member Patrick Moore, from Anthropology, and graduate students Alexis Black (Linguistics) and Osamu Takai (Audiology and Speech Sciences). We are very glad to have you all involved!

Two more new affiliates
Language Sciences welcomes two new affiliates from Linguistics: faculty member Joe Stemberger, and graduate student Megan Keough. We’re glad to have you both involved!

Thursday’s New Affiliates
Language Sciences welcomes new graduate student affiliates Beth Stelle and Oksana Tkachman, from Linguistics, and faculty affiliate Lee Gunderson, from Language and Literacy Education. We’re glad to have you all on board!

Welcome to two new affiliates!
Language Sciences welcomes two new affiliates: faculty member Alexandre Bouchard-Côté, from Statistics, and graduate student Dustin Grue, from English. We’re very happy to have both of you involved! If you’d like to become a Language Sciences affiliate, please visit our About page.

New week, new affiliates!
Welcome to four new Language Sciences affiliates: on the faculty side, Sandra Zappa-Hollman from Language & Literacy Education and Vantage College; and on the graduate student side, Jennifer Campbell from Psychology, Dorota Lockyer from English, and Xuan Zhang from Audiology and Speech Sciences. If you’d like more information about becoming a Language Sciences affiliate, please […]

Language Sciences Now On Twitter!
That’s right: we have entered the Twitterverse! Follow us at @UBCLangScis – youll be glad you did!

New Affiliates: Faculty and Grad Students
Welcome to three new Language Sciences Affiliates: Geoff Hall, Professor of Psychology, and Language and Literacy Education graduate students Ron Darvin and Espen Stranger-Johannessen. We are very happy to have you all involved! If you are interested in becoming a Language Sciences affiliate, please visit our About page. Grad students definitely welcome!  

Thursday’s New Language Sciences Affiliates
We welcome three new affiliates to Language Sciences: Janet Giltrow, from English; Steven Talmy, from Language and Literacy Education, and Sandra Taylor, from Audiology and Speech Sciences. It’s great to have you all involved!

Wednesday’s New Language Sciences Affiliates
Welcome to new Language Sciences affiliates Susan Small and Lorienne Jenstad, both from Audiology and Speech Sciences. We are super-happy to have you involved! If you would like to become a Language Sciences affiliate, please visit our About page.  

Tuesday’s New Language Sciences Affiliates
Welcome to new Language Sciences affiliates May Bernhard (Audiology and Speech Sciences), Carla Hudson Kam (Linguistics), and Wendy Carr (Language and Literacy Education). We are very happy to have you all involved! If you’re interested in becoming an affiliate, please visit our About page.  

Monday’s New Language Sciences Affiliates
Welcome to four new Language Sciences affiliates: Bonny Norton and Anthony Paré from Language and Literacy Education; Janet Jamieson from Educational and Counselling Psychology, and Special Education; and Urs Ribary from Pediatrics and Psychiatry. We’re very excited to have all of you involved! If you would like to become an affiliate of Language Sciences, please […]

Friday’s New Affiliates
Welcome to new Language Sciences Affiliates Jiaying Zhao of Psychology, and Valter Ciocca and Paola Colozzo of Audiology and Speech Sciences! If you would like to become an affiliate of Language Sciences, please visit our About page.  

Still more new affiliates!
Welcome to Darko Odic (Psychology), Caroline Rieger (Central, Eastern and Northern European Studies) and Qian Wang (Asian Studies). We’re very excited to have them as part of the Language Sciences initative!

Tandem Learning Exchange Registration Now Open
Registration for the Winter 2015 Term 2 of the tandem Learning Exchange is now open! This program is open to all UBC students, faculty and staff. Participants who wish to practice a language are paired up with someone who speaks this language and at the same time wants to improve in the language the first […]

Thursday’s New Affiliates
Language Sciences welcomes Jeff Small and Anthony Herdman, from Audiology and Speech Sciences, and Michael Rochemont from Linguistics as new affiliates! If you would like to become an affiliate of Language Sciences, please visit our About page.

More new affiliates
Language Sciences welcomes new affiliates Gunnar Hansson, Doug Pulleyblank, Martina Wiltschko, and Lisa Matthewson from Linguistics, and Stefka Marinova-Todd from the School of Audiology and Speech Sciences! If you would like to become an affiliate of Language Sciences, please visit our About page.  

Welcome, new Language Sciences Affiliates!
Welcome to our new Language Sciences Affiliates: Eric Vatikiotis-Bateson, Hotze Rullmann, Kathleen Currie Hall, Henry Davis, and Rose-Marie Déchaine, all from Linguistics. We are very happy to have you involved! If you would like to become an affiliate of Language Sciences, please visit our About page.  

New Course on Challenging Language Myths
January 2016 saw the launch of a new language-related course at UBC: English/Linguistics 140, ‘Challenging Language Myths’. This course aims to lead students into critical consideration of a broad range of commonly held beliefs about language and its relation to the brain and cognition, learning, society, change and evolution. Co-taught by Dr. Laurel Brinton of […]

Welcome to our first affiliate!
The Language Sciences Initiative would like to welcome its first affiliate: Dr. Molly Babel of the Linguistics Department. Dr. Babel’s research interests include phonetics, the links between speech perception and speech production, and sociolinguistics. For more information on how to become a Language Sciences Affiliate, please visit our About page or our Affiliates page.