The Strathy Language Unit is a research unit at Queen’s University dedicated to the study of the English language in Canada.
The mission of the unit is to initiate, support and promote research on Canadian English from a variety of perspectives. Topics of inquiry may include:
- dialectal variation
- historical change
- language and identity
- relationships between English and Canada's other languages (Canadian varieties of French, Indigenous languages, and the heritage languages of immigrant communities)
Activities of the unit include undertaking research projects, maintaining a corpus of Canadian English, training and mentoring student researchers, creating digital resources, sponsoring the course in Canadian English at Queen’s, and participating in conferences and public events.
The unit is located in Kingston Hall, rooms 306 & 310, on the Queen's University campus. For more information or to arrange a visit, please contact the Strathy Unit.
If you have any questions about The Strathy Language Unit, please contact the director, Anastasia Riehl.