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LLC Administrative Team awarded the 2015 Faculty of Arts Outstanding Staff Recognition Award

We in the the Department of Linguistics, Languages and Cultures are extremely lucky to have in our main office consummate professionals and splendid human beings Sabine Dillenberg, Francey Pisicoli, Biljana Arnautović and Sarah Taekema. Their superior interpersonal, organizational, time-management and communication skills, and deep understanding of the department’s activities reflect in everything they do. Sabine, Francey, Biljana and Sarah are indeed an outstanding team.  Their exceptional work has been acknowledged by a Faculty of Arts Outstanding Staff Recognition Award.  

Congratulations to Sabine, Francey, Biljana and Sarah!  To read more, please visit:

The award presentation, followed by a cocktail reception featuring the musical stylings of the University of Calgary Jazz Quartet will take place on 4 May 2015, 2-5 pm, in MacEwan Hall Ballroom.

National Japanese Speech Contest

26 student contestants gather for national competition.

Taiwan Huayu Enrichment Scholarships

LLC recipients of the 2015 Taiwan Huayu Enrichment Scholarships.

Chinese Bridge Speech Competition 2015

UofC students receive top honours at competition.

Can krautrock, art and culture

The cultural context of krautrock with Sascha Seiler and Malcolm Mooney.

Professor Sulayman Nyang visits the UofC

Renowned expert addresses and praises fledgling ALMC course.

Connecting Aboriginal Youth to their Language

Darin Flynn finds way to involve Aboriginal youth in their culture.


Wednesday, April 22, 2015 - 6:30pm

A forum to facilitate and promote German culture and history.

Thursday, April 30, 2015 (All day)

Calgary Working Papers in Linguistics: Volume 29 - Call for Submissions

Thursday, April 30, 2015 - 2:00pm

Research posters presented by students who work on any aspect of Language or Languages.


X. Jie Yang (Professor, Japanese) is giving a talk titled, "Is Manga Japanese?" at the Calgary Comic and Entertainment Expo, on Friday, April 17, 2015 at 6:15 pm:

Darin Flynn (Associate Professor of Linguistics) interviewed by the media on a number of important language issues:
* Rap Camp revives and reclaims dying culture on CTV News.
* Importance of phonological pronunciation in the Globe and Mail article, "How you say 'Calgary' says a lot".
* The swearing ban in Taber, on CBC's Alberta at Noon (swearing segment at approx. 8 minute mark).
* Language revival from a small group of speakers, CBC, "UofVic's Aboriginal Language Revitalization program".

Cheryl Dueck, Graduate Program Director and Associate Professor, German, has been awarded a CIH fellowship (2015-16) to continue her research on Post-Communist Cinemas of Central Europe.
Danica MacDonald (PhD student, Linguistics) will continue her role on the Graduate Student Association Executive Board as Vice President, Student Life for 2015-16.  Blake Lewis (MA student, Linguistics) will join her on the Graduate Student Association Executive Board as Vice President, Academic for 2015-16.


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