Department of Linguistics

Human song is universal

Published: 21Nov2019

Music, including songs with words, appears to be a universal phenomenon according to a paper published this week in Science. An international team of researchers involving musicians, data...

McGill linguist helped on upcoming movie Arrival

Published: 21Oct2016

The upcoming Denis Villeneuve movie Arrival was filmed in Montreal and when the filmmakers went looking for a linguistics scholar to consult on the screenplay and offer on-set advice, they turned...

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