Killam Research Fellow
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:
- A dictionary for the Atikamekw language spoken in Quebec : Dictionnaire atikamekw
- A digital infrastructure for Algonquian languages: Dictionaries and Linguistic Atlas
- Documentation and resource development for the the East Cree language, including online dictionaries: eastcree.org
- Documentation and resource development for the Innu language spoken in Quebec and Labrador, also including online dictionaries: innu-aimun.ca
- Listed by topic
- Listed by language
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) 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” www.atlas-ling.ca: 2014-2023.
Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) Partnership Grant, “21st Century Tools for Indigenous Languages”: 2019-2025. Co-investigator (PI: Antti Arppe)
Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) Insight Grant, “Documenting variation in Niitsi’powahsin (Blackfoot)”: 2021-2025. Co-investigator (PI: Inge Genee).