Full Professor
Killam Research Fellow

B.A. (Sorbonne)
M.A. (Strasbourg)
Ph.D. (Sherbrooke)

Dr. Junker is a professor in the School of Linguistics and Language Studies. She is cross-appointed to the Cognitive Science Institute and the French Department. Her research interests include: language documentation with a specialization in Indigenous languages (East Cree, Innu, and the Algonquian language family in general), information and communication technologies for language preservation, general linguistics, lexicography, cognitive semantics, cross-cultural communication, participatory action research, and French.

Dr. Junker’s current funded projects include:



Professional Honours

Governor General’s Innovation Award 2017. More here.

Canada Council of the Arts Killam Research Fellowship “Ontologies pour les dictionnaires cris et innus” 2011-2013.


“Giving voice to Aboriginal languages: Putting information technologies to work for people”

Current Research Grants

Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) Partnership Development Grant, “Dictionnaire atikamekw”: 2014-2020.

Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) Insight Grant, “Une infrastructure numérique pour que vivent les langues algonquiennes : Dictionnaires et Atlas linguistique”/ “A digital infrastructure for Algonquian Languages: Dictionaries and Linguistic Atlas: 2014-2022.