April 7, 2021

Congratulations to SLLLC Graduate Students

Successful examinations celebrated in the Linguistics, and Languages, Literatures and Cultures (LLAC) graduate programs

Please join us in congratulating the following graduate students and thanking their supervisors and committee members.

Congratulations to Linguistics masters student Lyndon Rey for the successful defence of his MA thesis, Quantifying the Role of Prosody in the Perception of Deception on April 6, 2021.

Thank you to our colleagues for their work with Lyndon Rey on his thesis and defence: Steve Winters (Supervisor), Darin Flynn and Richard Zhao (Examination Committee Members) and  Angeliki Athanasopoulou (Neutral Chair).

Congratulations to French doctoral student Francis Apasu for passing his Oral Field of Studies Examination on March 26, 2021. Francis’ areas of interest are language planning, language attitudes and educational policies.

We express our gratitude to our colleagues for their work with Francis towards this important step: supervisor Ozouf Amedegnato; supervisory committee members Sélom Gbanou and Alain Takam (University of Lethbridge); examiners Nayibe Bermudez and Samira Belyazid (University of Moncton); and neutral chair Darin Flynn.

Congratulations to LLAC doctoral student Masako Shimada for passing her Thesis Proposal Exam on February 26, 2021, and for completing her candidacy requirements. Masako’s thesis proposal is titled Effects of Japanese Prosody on Comprehensibility: A Comparison of Different Techniques for Training L2 Japanese Prosody. Masako’s research interests include Japanese phonology, L2 acquisition of phonology, and pronunciation teaching/pedagogy.

We thank our colleagues for supporting Masako towards this important milestone: Mary O’ Brien (Supervisor),Wei Cai and Angela George (Supervisory Committee Members); Darin Flynn and Catherine Chua (Examiners).