January 9, 2012

Call for Participants

Welcome back to a new school year, everyone! I am posting a call for participants from a fellow linguistics undergraduate. I believe you can email her for a copy of the survey file.


I am an undergraduate student here at UVic and I’m carrying out a study to see how speakers of English as a first language and speakers of English as an additional language differ in how they write their emails in order to inform the creation of academic email writing workshops.  If you want to help me out, all you have to do is:

1.      Read the letter of information below.
2.      Fill out the attached survey and send it back to me (bkoneill@uvic.ca)
3.      Submit 2-3 emails that you have sent to an instructor within the past year to me! (bkoneill@uvic.ca) Please ensure that all submitted emails are only your own messages and do not have copies of instructors’ responses attached.

Please do not respond to this post here, just send your responses directly to me.

Your help is greatly appreciated!
Brittney O'Neill

September 21, 2011

Research Forum, Co-op, and Executive Meeting

On Thursday of this week there will be a Department Research Forum. Grad students and professors will be giving short presentations on some of their current research projects. It's a great way to learn about some possibilities for further academic studies in linguistics. I've attached a flier to this email, but the information is as follows:

Linguistics Department Research Forum
Thursday, September 22
11:30 am to 12:50 pm
David Strong Building C112

The deadline for humanities co-op applications is next Friday, September 30. If you think you may be interested in doing a co-op program you can visit the humanities co-op office in CLE D128. The application form can also be found online at http://www.uvic.ca/coopandcareer/studentsalumni/coop/programs/hfpw/.

We will be holding an informal executive meeting on Friday, September 23 at 11:30 am in Vertigo in the SUB. We will be discussing our plans for the coming semester and forming some committees. Everyone is welcome, and if you have any suggestions or requests for programming please come share them with us. We're hoping to get as much input as possible into the course union this year.

September 12, 2011

New School Year and Clubs day!

The Underlings executive is happy to introduce you to the new chairs for the upcoming year: Alison Root and Erica Isomura. We are both very excited for what the new year has to bring and anticipate connecting with everyone in the department.  

Clubs and Course Union days are coming up this week (Wed Sept 14 and Thurs Sept 15) and for the first time, we will be participating in the event with an Underlings/Linguistics information table. If you would come by to show your support for the department and the course union, we would really appreciate it. We are currently looking for more volunteers to help out with the interactive elements of our display. We promise free candy to all of our helpers! After Clubs and Course Union days, we will be organizing a doodle poll to arrange a weekly meeting time for study groups and word game afternoons.

Right now we are also looking for undergraduate students who would like to become more involved in the course union, specifically to fill the positions of Secretary and Treasurer. If you are interested in any way, please let us know. 

If you have any ideas or suggestions for the course union, we'd love to hear them. We look forward to meeting everyone and hope to see you at Clubs day! 

March 29, 2011

Grad Photo

The grad photo will be taken at 11:15 on Friday, April 1. We'll gather at the fountain between 11 and 11:10, and then the photo will be taken at 11:15.  Don't be late!  If you're finished classes this April or during the summer, come to the photo and live on in the hallowed linguistics department halls.

March 7, 2011

The UNDERLINGS are hosting a…
Linguistics Party!
For the WHOLE department and friends
Great food, great music, great people!
Featuring Chris Coey’s Band
“Flat Rabbit”

Saturday, April 2nd
6:30-11pm at Oaklands Community Centre
(1-2827 Belmont Avenue, off the #4 bus route)
$7 each
Ticket sale locations:
Tuesdays from 1:30-3:30 in Sub B024, 
Wednesday, March 18 in the Clearihue lobby (times to be announced) 
Or contact uvicunderlings@gmail.com
Hope to see you all there!

Graduating Class Photo

This is a message for graduating students (those convocating in June 2011) only.
There is usually a picture taken of the graduating class for the Linguistics department.  Susan has kindly offered to organize a time to do this.
If you are graduating in June 2011, please email Susan at ss@uvic.ca so she can start finding a date that works for the majority of people.

February 25, 2011

Spring 2011 Applied Linguistics Practicum Seminar Series

Spring 2011 Applied Linguistics Practicum Seminar Series

Come out to our next talk in the series:
Bill Acton, Trinity Western University
So You Think You Can Dance (Your Way to Effective Pronunciation)?

Tuesday, March 1st, 2011
6:30 - 8:00 p.m.
Clearihue A308

Bill Acton teaches in the MA TESOL program at Trinity Western University.
Most of his research and publications over the past 30 years have focused
on the role of body movement in learning and teaching second language