Doctor Ashley Farris-Trimble’s Phonological Processing lab at SFU is focused on experimental phonology, and is doing important exploratory research on the connection between phonological theories and human cognition.

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.

Yiri7 re Stsq'ey's-kucw: Secwepemc Oral History and Indigenous Laws 

The Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences interviewed Dr. Chung-hye Chan following her Dean's Medal award win.

Student & Alumni Profiles

Dr. Ena Lee, a lecturer in the Faculty of Education, received her BA in Linguistics with a Certificate in Teaching English as a Second Language from SFU in 1996. In this profile, Dr. Lee discusses the sociopolitical complexities of English language learning.

Dr. Jack Grieve received his MA in Linguistics in 2005. Now a researcher in the UK, Dr. Grieve details his academic history and discusses his research interests in this profile.

*New* Dr. Jack Grieve mines Twitter for curse words and finds interesting results!

Dr. Wei Li is teaching bots and crawlers to not just read language, but understand it. More...

"I loved SFU and the Department of Linguistics. There was a free spirit academically." More...

Dr. Anne Rimrott received her PhD from the Department of Linguistics in 2010 with a specialization in language acquisition. In this profile courtesy of FASS, Dr. Rimrott offers advice for those raising bilingual children.

In this profile courtesy of FASS, Noortje de Weers, PhD student, discusses her research into the relationships between ethnicity and speech perception.

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