The CRLCC is an inclusive interdisciplinary space that brings together researchers from all areas interested in studying the relationship between language and society. Although not restricted to the following research groups, these describe areas in which the Centre has developed specific foci:

 Indigenous Language Policy

    • February 9, 2016. Public colloquium: Indigenous Language Policy Implications of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) of Canada and the Related Responsibilities of Post-secondary Institutions. Organizers: Maya Chacaby, Amos Key Jr., Ian Martin, and Jean Michel Montsion. Glendon Hall, Glendon College.
    • December 6-8, 2019. National colloquium: Canada’s Indigenous Languages Policy in the wake of Bill c-91. The colloquium was convened to discuss the state of Indigenous language policy and address challenges with the legislation. See here. The event was registered with UNESCO as one of Canada’s responses to 2019, the UN Year of Indigenous Languages.

Glendon and the CRLCC would like to acknowledge and thank the translators of the Declaration:  Lyse Hébert (FRA), Tuppitta Qitsualik (INN), Veronica Dewar (INU), Pat Ningwance (OJI) and Jocelyn Jamieson (MOH). 

Glendon Declaration endorsement statement form.

Language contact, variation, and change

This cluster encompasses the work of scholars whose approach to language derives from and relates to frameworks and methodologies pertaining to i) socio-cultural and linguistic contact, ii) linguistic variation and linguistic change, and iii) linguistic mixing.

Research cluster coordinator Dominique Scheffel-Dunand


Translation, interpreting, and knowledge exchange

This group focuses on questions of translation and interpreting both in the technical, applied sense of these fields of knowledge and practice and in the larger sense of the symbolic and knowledge exchanges of individuals and communities, historically and in contemporary society. This group is linked to the Research Group on Translation and Transcultural Contact (RGTTC).

Coordinator: María Constanza Guzmán