Two PhD students of the Cognitive Science of Language; Daniel Schmidtke and Bryor Snefjella disected over 3 million tweets to discover that Canadians truly are polite.
Don’t forget to complete the Undergraduate Course Evaluations now open for Fall 2015 at https://evals.mcmaster.ca.
(University of Connecticut)
Experimental syntax and three debates in linguistics
Wednesday, April 1, 3:30pm, TSH 203
The department hosted this spring the first Montreal-Ottawa-Toronto-Hamilton workshop in syntax. We are glad to announce that the proceedings from the workshop were published by the McGill Working Papers in Linguistics and can be found here.
Dr. John Colarusso, professor of Linguistics and Anthropology at McMaster has recently been named as the key player in deciphering some mysterious inscriptions on ancient Greek vases. Traditionally Classicists assumed that those inscriptions, in Greek letters, were only gibberish
The world’s largest collection of free data is located right at our fingertips. But what’s to be done when the desired sample size is so vast it could take weeks, months or even years to collect and process via conventional Internet browsing? Enter McMaster assistant professor Victor Kuperman. Throughout the past year, Kuperman and two McMaster PhD candidates have been reading and studying roughly 1.8 million blogs and webpages from 340,000 websites around the globe using a fleet of high-powered computers in Togo Salmon Hall. The sites are personal, commercial and governmental in nature.
Congratulations to our PhD student Mackenzie Salt for being accepted into the Autism Researcher Training program, a program for doctoral students and professionals to become Autism researchers, with a one year funding from CIHR.