LINGUIST List 15.1331

Wed Apr 28 2004

FYI: Linguistics at Concordia

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  1. Tom Erik Stower, Linguistics at Concordia

Message 1: Linguistics at Concordia

Date: Tue, 27 Apr 2004 14:21:28 -0400 (EDT)
From: Tom Erik Stower <>
Subject: Linguistics at Concordia

Dear Linguists, 

The Dean of Arts and Science at Concordia University in Montreal has
suspended admissions to our program for 2004/2005, and cut resources
and courses to be offered, including The Structure of a Native
American Language. These measures were taken in response to a proposal
by the linguistics faculty that Concordia form a new Department of
Classics and Linguistics by splitting these two units from their
current administrative home in Classics, Modern Languages and
Linguistics (CMLL). Typically, such measures (suspending program
admissions, etc.) are taken to enter a process leading to a closure of
the program. These measures come despite the fact that we are very
successful, in fact, the fastest growing program in the CMLL
department. We have 145 Major and Honours students with just 3
full-time faculty. Our recent students are placed in employment
positions and prominent graduate schools across the continent,
including UBC, MIT, Stanford, NYU, Toronto.


Tom Erik Stower
Concordia Linguistics Student Association
Montreal, Canada 
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