Linguistics, Cognitive Science, Research
Faculty Profile: Nancy Hedberg, Linguistics
On a fateful evening in December 1988, Tom Perry, the Chair of Linguistics and Director of the newly-established Cognitive Science Program at SFU, sat in a bar waiting to meet with a PhD student from the University of Minnesota. This particular student had a wide variety of interests, a lively mind, and an advisor that was good friends with Tom. Due to her extensive work in the fields of linguistics and psychology, plus some experience with computer science, the student was the ideal candidate to fill a new position at SFU as a joint linguistics and cognitive science researcher and professor. After accepting the position, the student went on to become none other than Linguistics' very own Nancy Hedberg, former Director of the Cognitive Science Program.