I’m an Associate Professor in the Department of Linguistics at the Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM) and hold the Canada Research Chair (CRC) in Knowledge and Transmission of the Inuit Language. My areas of research include syntax and morphology, as well language documentation and revitalization. My work bears on the the nature of polysynthesis in the Inuit language, Inuktut, particularly in Inuktitut and Inuinnaqtun dialect areas, and includes the study of lexical and functional categories, noun incorporation, verbal agreement, and the linearization and formation of words. Some of my research questions include:
If you are considering pursuing an MA or a PhD in Linguistics with a focus in syntax or morphology, or if you are interested in a project on Inuktitut or another Inuit dialect, feel free to contact me.
If you’re a native speaker of Inuktitut or another Inuit dialect living in Montreal and would like to participate in research on your language, I invite you to contact me.
Department of Linguistics
Université du Québec à Montréal
C.P. 8888, Succ. Centre-Ville
Montréal, QC H3C 3P8 Canada
Phone : 514.987.3000, ext. 3192
The Department of Linguistics at UQAM offers cutting-edge programs in theoretical, experimental, and quantitative linguistics at the undergraduate, MA, and PhD levels. Faculty include experts in phonetics, phonology, syntax, morphology, semantics, pragmatics, language acquisition, psycholinguistics, sociolinguistics, Quebec Sign Language (LSQ), French, and Indigenous languages.
Visit the department’s website (in French) at the following link: linguistique.uqam.ca
You can also visit the department’s facebook page here: @linguistiqueUQAM
Here are a list of media interviews and the relevant links:
Richard Compton, Professor in the Department of Linguistique at UQAM
Marie-Loup Turenne, MA student in Linguistics
Ghyslain Cantin-Savoie, Undergraduate student in Linguistics and Research Assistant
Nora Villeneuve, Undergraduate student in Linguistics