McLing is happy to welcome our new incoming cohort of graduate students!

Jeanne Brown:

Jeanne Brown is interested in language variation and change, especially sociophonetic variation in Canadian English and French. She did her B.A. in Psychology and Linguistics and her M.A. in Linguistics at the University of Ottawa. Most of her non-academic life revolves around her dog, Juno. Jeanne also enjoys walks to the park, gaming, and cooking shows.

Benjamin LeBrun:

Ben LeBrun is interested in computational approaches to pragmatics and language grounding. He is from Montreal, and recently completed his B.A. in Linguistics and Computer Science at McGill. Outside of linguistics, Ben enjoys running, walking, and movies.

Luané Lennox:

My name is Luané Lennox (she/her). I grew up in South Africa but have been living in New Zealand for the past eight years. My main research interests concern syntax, morphology, and semantics. I’m curious about A vs A’ distinctions, agreement, movement, and information structure, as well as the degree of cross-linguistic variation within the aforementioned topics. I’ve mostly worked with Germanic and Austronesian languages. In my free time, I enjoy reading fantasy/sci-fi, doing yoga, and hiking.

Olivia Oppong: 

I  have a B.A. in linguistics from the University of Cape Coast, Ghana and an M.A. in linguistics from the University of Helsinki, Finland. My academic interests are in phonetics, phonology, African languages, and syntax-prosody interactions. In my free time, I enjoy cooking and listening to music.

Cheman Sangma: 

I am from a small town called Tura in Northeast India. I am coming to McGill after completing my MA at University of Calgary. Within linguistics my research interests are broadly in phonology and more specifically in prosody. Outside of academics I like to go on walks, hike occasionally, and work on my photography.