Languages, Literatures and Cultures
Arts and Science
Research interests: Morphology, syntax, semantics, verbal inflection, morphophonology.
On leave 2021-2022 academic year
Ph. D. in Linguistics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2011.
B. A. Joint Honours in Linguistics and Philosophy, McGill University, 2006.
Professor Bjorkman arrived at Queen’s in 2015. Prior to her arrival, she was a Banting Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Linguistics at the University of Toronto. Her main research focus is on the morphology, syntax, and semantics of tense and aspect, particularly expressions of anteriority (past, perfect, and perfective) and their representations in terms of syntactic features. In the domain of syntax, she is more broadly interested in questions of how information is represented and manipulated in terms of syntactic features. She has also worked on topics in morphophonology, especially the morphological conditioning of processes such as stress assignment and reduplication, and on the syntax and semantics of coordination, especially asymmetric coordination.
Professor Bjorkman teaches the following courses:
LING 100 : Introduction to Linguistics
LLCU 110: Linguistic Diversity and Identity
LING 330: Morphology
LING 340: Syntax
LING 350: Historical Linguistics
LING 360: Morpho-Syntax
LING 400: Linguistic Analysis and Argumentation