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I earned my PhD at Carleton University where I undertook an interdisciplinary study on Iroquoian Place Names. I am interested in semiotics and semantics across differing epistemologies and their use in knowledge exchange, and the semantics of place, landscape and environment. Much of this is explored in my current work, which seeks a holistic form of cultural and linguistic documentation and revitalization through cartography.
February 2020 - July 2021
- •Used discourse analysis to analyze and report on the application of the Government of Canada’s Gender-Based Analysis for use within Indigenous communities in the domain of fishing and conservation. •Proposed methodology for treaty implementation using the Nunaliit framework for participatory mapping.
January 2020 - present
- Research Associate
- •Advise on semantics, terminologies, ontologies and linguistic phenomena for the Canadian Consortium for Arctic Data Interoperability; •Add data and assist community members with atlas under Dr. Kahente Horn-Miller.
September 2019 - December 2019
- Developed and taught Special Topic course ALDS 4906A/LING 4009A: Language and Landscape for 35 third- and fourth- year students. Course investigated how concepts such as orientation, direction, navigation, and environment are expressed across different languages. Duties also included advising students in person and by email, weekly grading, weekly office hours, grading of two sections of a major project, and the development of all course materials. Instructor evaluations available upon request.
Spatial knowledge is encoded into language in the form of place names and can describe concepts such as the physical features found at a specific location. While most North American place naming studies, including those involving Indigenous place names, focus on linguistic analysis, place names also involve a spatial component, making mapping a nat...
Je cherche un aperçu phonétique de comprendre comment sonnait la language française québécoise débute (ou la française correspondant du France). Merci!
I'm basically looking for any ideas about what the sound patterns of early Quebec French (or corresponding French from France) would have sounded like and/or was represented. Merci!