Michael Wagner

Department Chair
Office: 1085 Dr. Penfield | room #113
Office Hours:  By appointment 
chael [at] 

Junko Shimoyama

Undergraduate Student Advisor
Office: 1085 Dr. Penfield | room #219
Office Hours: by appointment
email: junko.shimoyama [at] (Junko Shimoyama)

Meghan Clayards

Graduate Program Director
Office: 1085 Dr. Penfield | room #201
Office Hours:  by appointment
meghan.clayards [at]

Morgan Sonderegger  

Graduate Admissions & Funding Director  
Office: 1085 Dr. Penfield | room #227
Office Hours:  by appointment
morgan.sonderegger [at] 


Administrative Staff

Giuliana Panetta

Administrative Supervisor
1085 Dr. Penfield | room #112
(514) 398-2838
giuliana.panetta [at]

Andria De Luca

Administrative Student Affairs Coordinator
1085 Dr. Penfield | room #111
(514) 398-4222
andria.de_luca [at]

Office Hours:  By appointment 



Name Specializations
Luis Alonso-Ovalle Semantics, Pragmatics, Spanish
Charles Boberg Language Variation and Change, Dialectology, North American English
Meghan Clayards Phonetics, Speech Perception
Jessica Coon Syntax, Morphology, Mayan languages, Field Methodology, Language Documentation
James A. Crippen Morphology, Information Structure, Syntax, Tlingit and Na-Dene (Athabaskan-Eyak-Tlingit) languages, North American Indigenous Languages, Field Methodology, Language Documentation, Research Ethics
Brendan Gillon Semantics, Pragmatics, Sanskrit Linguistics, Chinese (Mandarin and Classical)
Heather Goad Phonology, First Language Acquisition, Second Language Acquisition
Martina Martinović  Syntax, Morphology, Field Methodology, West Atlantic languages
Timothy O'Donnell Computational Models of Language Learning and Processing, Mathematical Linguistics, Probabilistic Inference
Siva Reddy Linguistically-Informed Deep Learning, Computational Syntax and Semantics, Biases in Deep Learning Models
Bernhard Schwarz Semantics, Pragmatics, German
Junko Shimoyama Syntax, Syntax/Semantics Interface, East Asian Languages
Morgan Sonderegger Phonology, Phonetics, Computational Linguistics, Language Variation and Change, Quantitative Methods
Francisco Torreira Phonetics, Intonation, Prosody, Interactional Linguistics
Michael Wagner Prosody/Syntax, Prosody/Semantics, Phonology, Language Processing

Emeritus Professors

Name Specializations
Michel Paradis Bilingualism, Neurolinguistics, Psycholinguistics
Glyne Piggott Phonological Theory, Historical Phonology, Morphology, Amerindian (Ojibwa)
Lisa Travis Syntax, Morphology, Language Variation and Language Change, Austronesian (Malagasy, Tagalog)
Lydia White Generative L2 Acquisition

Course Lecturers

To view the current list of individuals who have priority points, visit the Opportunities & Visitors page. 

Fall 2022

Alex Zhai

Office: 1085 Dr. Penfield | Rm. 104
Office Hours: Tuesday 13:00 -14:00 and Wednesday 10:00 - 11:00 or by appointment
Email: weiyi.zhai [at] (Alex Zhai )


Marcelo da Silva Vieira

Office: 1085 Dr. Penfield | Rm. 104
Office Hours: Thursday 14:00 - 15:00 or by appointment
Email: marcelo.vieira [at] (Marcelo da Silva Vieira)

Postdoctoral Fellows

Postdoctoral research offers recent Doctoral Degree recipients the chance to further their professional development, build on their research, and effectively transition from life as a student to that of an independent scholar. At McGill, postdoctoral candidates have the opportunity to collaborate with some of the world’s foremost professors and researchers, and to work in an environment that supports and celebrates excellence. For more information, visit the Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies website. 

The Linguistics Department's current Postdoctoral Fellows are listed below:


Name Contact
Alexander Goebel alandergoebel [at] (email)
Hermann Keupdjio hermann.keupdjio [at] (email)

Graduate Students


Name General Interests Contact
Benjamin LeBrun Computational Linguistics, Probabilistic and Neural Models of Natural Language, Semantics benjamin.lebrun [at] (e-mail)
Massimo Lipari Syntax, Semantics, Prosody, Quebec French massimo.lipari [at] (e-mail)
David Shanks

Phonology, Syntax, Na-Dene languages, Field Methodology, Language Documentation

david.shanks4 [at] (e-mail)
Claire Henderson Language Variation and Change, Dialectology, Phonetics, Phonology, Canadian English claire.henderson [at] (e-mail)
Tarynne Pachano Indigenous Language Revitalization, East Cree, Semantics, Pragmatics

tarynne.pachano [at] (e-mail)

Willie Myers

Fieldwork, Syntax, Phonology, Language Documentation and Revitalization

willie.myers [at] (e-mail)


Name General Interests Contact
Jeanne Brown Sociolinguistics, Language Variation and Change, Phonetics and Phonology jeanne.brown [at] (e-mail)
Cheman Baira A Sangma

Phonology, Phonetics, Syntax-Phonology Interface, Phonetics-Phonology Interface, Phonological Acquisition

cheman.asangma [at] (e-mail)
Luané Lennox Syntax, Semantics, Information Structure, Fieldwork, Typology, Austronesian Languages, Germanic Languages luane.lennox [at] (e-mail)
Olivia Oppong Phonetics, Phonology, Syntax-Prosody Interface, Ghanaian Languages olivia.oppong [at] (e-mail)
Gaurav Kamath Semantics, Syntax, Computational Linguistics, Expressive Language gaurav.kamath [at] (e-mail)

Katya Morgunova

Syntax, Syntax-Semantics Interface, Fieldwork

ekaterina.morgunova [at] (e-mail)

Bernardas Jurevicius Syntax, Semantics, Computational Linguistics, Phonology bernardas.jurevicius [at] (e-mail)
Laurestine Bradford

Semantics, Mathematical and Computational Linguistics, Sociolinguistics, Language and Mathematics

laurestine.bradford [at] (e-mail)

Jonathan Palucci Semantics, Pragmatics, Mathematical Linguistics and Logic, Syntax jonathan.palucci [at] (e-mail)
Xuanda Chen Speech Prosody, Sound Change, Prosody and Pragmatics Interface and Computational Linguistics xuanda.chen [at] (e-mail)
Amanda Doucette Phonology, Phonetics, Computational Linguistics, Cognitive Modeling

amanda.doucette [at] (e-mail)


Terrance Gatchalian Syntax, Semantics, Pragmatics, Language Documentation and Revitalization, and Fieldwork terrance.gatchalian [at] (e-mail)
Jacob Hoover Syntax, Semantics, Mathematical Linguistics, Logic jacob.hoover [at] (e-mail)
Jing Ji

Syntax, Semantics, Mandarin Chinese, Computational linguistics

jing.ji [at] (e-mail)


William Johnston Syntax, Semantics, Fieldwork, Event Structure, Hmong-Mien Languages

william.johnston4 [at] (e-mail)


Esmail Moghiseh Semantics, Pragmatics, Farsi esmail.moghiseh [at] (e-mail)
Clinton Parker Syntax, Language Documentation and Revitalization, Corpus Linguistics, Iranian Languages

clinton.parker [at] (e-mail)

Irene Smith Phonetics, phonology, and quantitative methods irene.smith [at] (email)
Michaela Socolof Syntax, Computational Linguistics, Fieldwork

michaela.socolof [at] (e-mail)

Connie Ting

Phonetics, Phonology, Speech Perception and Production, Language Acquisition

connie.ting [at] (e-mail)
Weiyi Zhai Speech perception, second language acquisition, phonetics, phonology, East Asian languages weiyi.zhai [at] (e-mail)
Wei Zhang Phonetics, Prosody, Speech Perception and Production, Quantitative Methods wei.zhang16 [at] (e-mail)

Award Recipients

On behalf of the Department of Linguistics, we are pleased to announce the recipients for: the In-House Undergraduate Student Awards, the Cremona Memorial Prize in Linguistics and the Lara Riente Memorial Prize in Linguistics. Visit the Undergraduate and Graduate pages for more details.

Academic Leadership Award

2022 | Tallis Clark

2021 | Clara Saliba 

2020 | Avleen Mokha

2019 | Megan Deegan

2018 | Oscar Costa

2017 | Lydia Felice

2016 | Daniel Biggs

2015 | September Cowley

2014 | Lauren Garfinkle

2013 | Olivia Ait-Bella

2012 | Hannah Pinsky

2010 | Jonathan Abramsohn

2009 | Katherine Anne McCurdy

Cremona Memorial Prize

2022 | Amelia Clayton

2021 | Aliza Ellner

2020 | Emma Gibson

2019 | Beini Wang

2018 | Gabriel Daitzschman

2017 | Vincent Rouillard

2016 | Michaela Socolof

2015 | Louisa Bielig

2014 | Misha Schwartz

2013 | Madeleine Leto Revill

2012 | Elise McClay

2012 | Erin Olson

2011 | Aron Zachary Hirsch

2009 | Edwin Howard

2008 | Marc Garellek

2007 | Megan Sabsay Tylee

2006 | Bronwyn Bjorkman

2005 | Margaret Ann Grant

2004 | Janet Nielsen

2003 | Anicka Ruth Fast

Department Citizenship Award

2022| Ray Marks

2021| Sarah Denomy

2020 | Benjamin Foster

2019 | Hayley Ostrega

2018 | Maya Keshav

2017 | Jacob Schermer

2016 | Christopher Burnett

2015 | Marjorie Labelle

2014 | Andrew MacLachlan

2013 | Roseanne Lau

2012 | Madeleine Revill

2011 | Maude Poirier-Caron

2010 | David Max Fromstein

2009 | Laura Kalin

2008 | Blakey Larsen

2007 | Michelle St-Amour

Excellence in Research Award

2022 | Benjamin Lebrun

2021 | Sijia Zhang

2020| Emily Baylor

2019 | Michael Goodale

2018 | Yunxiao (Vera) Xia

2017 | Sarah Mihuc

2016 | Cora Lesure

2015 | Liam Bassford

2014 | Louisa Bielig

2013 | Thomas Kettig

2012 | Erica J. Yoon

2011 | Tingchun Chen

2010 | Steffani Maartje Scheer

2009 | Anna Howell

2008 | Meaghan Fowlie

2007 | Gwen Gillingham

Lara Riente Memorial Prize

2022 | Matthieu Paillé

2021 | Justin Royer

2020 | James Tanner

2019 | Juric Bozic

2018 | Donghyun Kim

2017 | Guilherme Duarte Garcia

2016 | Hye-Young Bang

2015 | Daniel Goodhue

2014 | Michael Hamilton and Oriana Kilbourn-Ceron

2013 | Brian Buccola

2012 | Alexandra Simonenko and Jozina Vander Klok

2011 | Walter Andrew Pedersen

2010 | Öner Özçelik

2009 | Eva Dobler

2008 | Alyona Belikova

2007 | Tobin Skinner

2006 | Naoko Tomioka

2005 | Heather Sarah Newell

2004 | Theres Grüter

2003 | Josée Poirier

U2 Academic Achievement Award

2022 | Kevin Fan

2021 | Amanda Alicandro

2021 | Emily Mayes

2020 | David Shanks

2019 | Aliza Ellner

2018 | Beini Wang

2017 | Fiona Higgins

2016 | Eva Portelance

2015 | Michaela Socolof

2014 | Elena Russo

2013 | Jessica Lilly Cooper

2012 | Douglas Herrick

2011 | Claire Rebecca St George

2010 | David Adam Simons

2009 | Jonathan Abramsohn

2009 | Tingchun Chen

2008 | Laura Kalin

2007 | Meredith Tamminga

In Memorium

Irena Findeisen-Bellert (1919-2017)

Hiroko Hagiwara (1955-2015)

Nicole Domingue (1932-2011)

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