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Joseph A Sabbagh

  • Associate Professor, Linguistics and TESOL

Biography

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Education

    • 2005 PhD in Linguistics
      Mass Institute of Technology (MIT), 2005
    • 2000 BA in Linguistics
      Univ of Calif Santa Cruz, 2000

Appointments

    • 2008 to 2009 Visiting Assistant Professor
      Linguistics ,Reed College
    • 2007 to 2008 Visiting Lecturer
      Linguistics ,UC Berkeley
    • 2005 to 2007 Richard H. Tomlinson Postdoctoral Fellow
      Lingusitics ,McGill University

Awards and Honors

    • Mar  2019 Wright Accolades Endowment in the College of Liberal Arts sponsored by UT Arlington, CoLA
    • Jan  2017 Nominee, College of Liberal Arts Outstanding Teaching Award sponsored by UT Arlington
    • Jan  2015 Noinee, Academy of Distinguished Teachers sponsored by UT arlington
    • Dec  2011 Recognized Profesor sponsored by The Honor Society of Phi Kapa Phi, UT Arlington Chapter
    • Dec  2000 Highest Honors in the Major sponsored by Department Linguistics, UC Santa Cruz
    • Dec  2000 Steck Family Award for Most Worth Undergraduate Senior Thesis, sponsored by UC Santa Cruz
    • Dec  1999 University of California Regents Scholarship sponsored by UC California Regents, Santa Cruz

Publications

Presentations

    • February  2016
      Sabbagh, JosephA (Author & Presenter), "Syntactic and prosodic adjunction in Tagalog’,". (February , 2016).
    • May  2015
      Sabbagh, JosephA (Author & Presenter), "Prosody and Verb Initial Word order in Tagalog", McGill University. (May , 2015).
    • May  2014
      Sabbagh, JosephA (Author & Presenter), "Intonation, adjunction, and verb-initial word order in Tagalog", McGill University. (May , 2014).
    • February  2013
      Sabbagh, JosephA (Author & Presenter), "Specificity and objecthood in Tagalog", UC Santa Cruz. (February , 2013).
    • January  2012
      Sabbagh, JosephA (Author & Presenter), "Specificity and objecthood in Tagalog", Portland, OR. (January , 2012).
    • October  2011
      Sabbagh, JosephA (Author & Presenter), "The languages of Asia and the Pacific", UT Arlington, Arlington, TX. (October , 2011).
    • May  2011
      Sabbagh, JosephA (Author & Presenter), "A Brief introduction to the Minimalist approach to Syntax", Graduate Institute of Applied Linguistics. (May 6, 2011).
    • March  2011
      Sabbagh, JosephA (Author & Presenter), "Word order and prosodic structure constraints in Tagalog", Harvard University. (March 5, 2011).
    • March  2011
      Sabbagh, JosephA (Author & Presenter), "Word order and prosodic structure constraints in Tagalog", Harvard University. (March 4, 2011).
    • November  2009
      Sabbagh, JosephA (Author & Presenter), "Individual and event existentials in Tagalog", Harvard University. (November , 2009).
    • October  2009
      Sabbagh, JosephA (Author & Presenter), "How to evade a universal or two in Tagalog", UT Arlington. (October , 2009).
    • February  2009
      Sabbagh, JosephA (Author & Presenter), "Predicate initial and predicate final word order in Tagalog", UT Arlington, Arlington, Texas. (February , 2009).
    • May  2008
      Sabbagh, JosephA (Author & Presenter), "Word order in copular clauses in Tagalog", San Francisco State University, California. (May , 2008).
    • April  2008
      Sabbagh, JosephA (Author & Presenter), "Copular clauses in Tagalog", Reed College. (April , 2008).
    • March  2008
      Sabbagh, JosephA (Author & Presenter), "Copular clauses and predicate final word order in Tagalog", UC Berkeley. (March , 2008).
    • February  2008
      Sabbagh, JosephA (Author & Presenter), "Predicate initial and predicate final word order in Tagalog", UC San Diego. (February , 2008).
    • January  2008
      Sabbagh, JosephA (Author & Presenter), "Subject initial sentences in a verb initial language", San Francisco, CA. (January , 2008).
    • November  2006
      Sabbagh, JosephA (Author & Presenter), "The syntax of existential sentences in Tagalog", City University of New York (CUNY). (November , 2006).
    • October  2006
      Sabbagh, JosephA (Author & Presenter), "The grammatical ingredients of existence in Tagalog", Concordia University. (October , 2006).
    • October  2006
      Sabbagh, JosephA (Author & Presenter), "The syntax of existential sentences in Tagalog", UC SAn Diego. (October , 2006).
    • April  2006
      Sabbagh, JosephA (Author & Presenter), "Unaccusative adjectives and the structure of VP", University of Washington. (April , 2006).
    • March  2006
      Sabbagh, JosephA (Author & Presenter), "A cross-linguistic difference among adjectives: Implications for the theory of argument structure", Reed College. (March , 2006).
    • February  2006
      Sabbagh, JosephA (Author & Presenter), "The syntax of the internal (theme) argument: Evidence from Tagalog", Cornell University. (February , 2006).
    • January  2006
      Sabbagh, JosephA (Author & Presenter), "The syntax of the internal (theme) argument: Evidence from Tagalog", McGill University. (January , 2006).
    • April  2005
      Sabbagh, JosephA (Author & Presenter), "Existential constructions in Tagalog", UCLA. (April , 2005).
    • January  2005
      Sabbagh, JosephA (Author & Presenter), "Existential constructions and Case assignment in Tagalog", Oakland, CA. (January , 2005).
    • March  2004
      Sabbagh, JosephA (Author & Presenter), "Ordering and Linearizing Rightward Movement", UC Santa Cruz. (March , 2004).
    • February  2004
      Sabbagh, JosephA (Author & Presenter), "Stress shift and prosodic correspondence in Tagalog", USC. (February , 2004).
    • April  2003
      Sabbagh, JosephA (Author & Presenter), "Rightward movement is sometimes movement before, and sometimes movement after, spell-out", UC San Diego. (April , 2003).

Support & Funding

This data is entered manually by the author of the profile and may duplicate data in the Sponsored Projects section.
    • Apr 2011 to June 2013 Doctoral Dissertation Research: Clauses and Clause Types in Jarai sponsored by  - $10618
      Joseph Sabbagh (Funded)

Students Supervised

    • Present
      Carly Sommerlot, Carly has been to the field for the past three summers, and has collected a substantial amount of data. She intends to complete her dissertation in Spring 2020. She has offers for post-doctoral research opportunities. (Linguistics and Tesol)
      ON THE SYNTAX OF WEST KALIMANTAN: ASYMMETRIES AND A’-MOVEMENT IN MALAYIC AND LAND DAYAK LANGUAGES
    • Present
      Rongchao Tang, (Linguistics and Tesol)
      Representation of newly learned L2 words
    • Present
      Daniel Amy, Candidate Dan Amy is expected to complete his dissertation no later than the end of the Spring Semester of 2020. He has completed several chapters of his dissertation which have been reviewed by his committee members. (Linguistics and Tesol)
      Explaining Massive Pied-Piping in English
    • May 2019
      Juliet Huynh, (Linguistics and Tesol)
      Morphological Decomposition of Vietnamese Compound Words in Heritage Language
    • June 2018
      Samantha Cornelius, Dissertation defended and completed in (Linguistics and Tesol)
      The syntax and phonology of Cherokee clitics
    • May 2018
      Kent Rasmusen, (Linguistics and Tesol)
      Retrieval process in subject-verb agreement computation
    • July 2017
      Nathan Eversole, (Linguistics and Tesol)
      Retrieval process in subject-verb agreement computation
    • May 2017
      Vitaly Votnov, (Linguistics and Tesol)
      Linguistic Aspects of Politeness in Tuvan
    • 2016
      Iya Kelm Price, (Linguistics and Tesol)
      Independent sources of relative clause processing difficulty: Evidence from Russian
    • May 2014
      Mohammed Mwanzandt, (Linguistics and Tesol)
      Word order and information structure: Insights from Swahili
    • 2012
      Joshua Jensen, Published in 2014, as Jarai clauses and noun phrases: Syntactic structures in an Austronesian language. Berlin, Boston: De Gruyter Mouton (Linguistics and Tesol)
      The structure of Jarai Clauses and Noun Phrases
    • 2012
      Sok-Hun Kim, (Linguistics and Tesol)
      A corpus based analysis of discourse anaphora in English and Korean
    • Dec 2010
      Deborah King, (Linguistics and Tesol)
      Voice and valence alternating operations in Falam Chin
    • 2009
      Aviva Raskin, Completed at Reed College (Other)
      The Japanese Women?s Language as a Covert Standard on the Speech of the Gothic-Lolita
    • 2009
      Dustin Bowers, Location at Reed College (Other)
      Ojibwe Gender and Derivation: A Final Analysis
    • 2009
      Katherine Judson, Completed at Reed College (Other)
      The Legal Performative, Race, and the Modern Civil Rights Movement: A Study of the Battle Over Semiotic Production of Identity
    • 2009
      Lily Scheyhing, Completed at Reed College (Other)
      Diexis: A Meaningful Interface Between Reality and Our Interpretive World-Views
    • 2009
      Peter Farago, Completed at Reed College (Other)
      To Have and Have Note: Unifying Possession in the Sentential and Nominal Domains

Courses

      • LING 3340-001 SYNTAX I
        (Course Id: 105289)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2020
      • LING 6699-013 DISSERTATION
        (Course Id: 105406)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2019
      • LING 5330-001 FORMAL SYNTAX
        (Course Id: 105346)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2019 Download Syllabus
      • LING 4303-001 SYNTAX II
        (Course Id: 105292)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2019 Download Syllabus
      • LING 6699-013 DISSERTATION
        (Course Id: 105406)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2019
      • LING 3311-001 INTRO TO LINGUISTIC SCIENCE
        (Course Id: 105281)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2019
      • LING 5300-001 LINGUISTIC ANALYSIS
        (Course Id: 105321)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2019
      • LING 6391-013 RESEARCH IN LINGUISTICS
        (Course Id: 105401)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2019
      • LING 6691-013 RESEARCH IN LINGUISTICS
        (Course Id: 105405)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2019
      • LING 3340-001 SYNTAX I
        (Course Id: 105289)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2019
      • LING 5391-013 CONFERENCE COURSE
        (Course Id: 105379)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2018
      • LING 6699-013 DISSERTATION
        (Course Id: 105406)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2018
      • LING 3311-002 INTRO TO LINGUISTIC SCIENCE
        (Course Id: 105281)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2018
      • LING 5300-001 LINGUISTIC ANALYSIS
        (Course Id: 105321)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2018
      • LING 5372-002 READINGS IN LINGUISTICS
        (Topic: Survey of Linguistics | Course Id: 105376)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2018
      • LING 6691-013 RESEARCH IN LINGUISTICS
        (Course Id: 105405)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2018
      • LING 7399-013 DOCTORAL DEGREE COMPLETION
        (Course Id: 111647)
        Summer - Eleven Week - 2018
      • LING 5331-001 ADV FORMAL SYN
        (Course Id: 105347)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2018 Download Syllabus
      • LING 5391-013 CONFERENCE COURSE
        (Course Id: 105379)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2018
      • LING 6699-013 DISSERTATION
        (Course Id: 105406)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2018
      • LING 6300-001 PROFESSIONAL WRITING SEMINAR
        (Course Id: 105390)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2018 Download Syllabus
      • LING 5391-013 CONFERENCE COURSE
        (Course Id: 105379)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2017
      • LING 6699-013 DISSERTATION
        (Course Id: 105406)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2017
      • LING 5330-001 FORMAL SYNTAX
        (Course Id: 105346)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2017 Download Syllabus
      • LING 3311-002 INTRO TO LINGUISTIC SCIENCE
        (Course Id: 105281)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2017 Download Syllabus
      • LING 6391-013 RESEARCH IN LINGUISTICS
        (Course Id: 105401)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2017
      • LING 6691-013 RESEARCH IN LINGUISTICS
        (Course Id: 105405)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2017
      • LING 5331-001 ADV FORMAL SYN
        (Course Id: 105347)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2017
      • LING 4391-013 CONF COURSE LINGUISTICS
        (Course Id: 105313)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2017
      • LING 5391-013 CONFERENCE COURSE
        (Course Id: 105379)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2017
      • LING 6699-013 DISSERTATION
        (Course Id: 105406)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2017
      • LING 5380-001 FIELD METHODS
        (Course Id: 105377)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2017
      • LING 6691-013 RESEARCH IN LINGUISTICS
        (Course Id: 105405)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2017
      • LING 4391-013 CONF COURSE LINGUISTICS
        (Course Id: 105313)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2016
      • LING 5391-013 CONFERENCE COURSE
        (Course Id: 105379)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2016
      • LING 5330-001 FORMAL SYNTAX
        (Course Id: 105346)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2016
      • LING 5334-001 MORPHOLOGY
        (Course Id: 105350)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2016
      • LING 6391-013 RESEARCH IN LINGUISTICS
        (Course Id: 105401)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2016
      • LING 6691-013 RESEARCH IN LINGUISTICS
        (Course Id: 105405)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2016
      • LING 5391-013 CONFERENCE COURSE
        (Course Id: 105379)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2016
      • LING 3340-001 GRAMMAR & MORPHOLOGY
        (Course Id: 105289)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2016
      • LING 6390-001 LINGUISTICS SEMINAR
        (Course Id: 105400)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2016
      • LING 4391-013 CONF COURSE LINGUISTICS
        (Course Id: 105313)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2015
      • LING 5391-013 CONFERENCE COURSE
        (Course Id: 105379)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2015
      • LING 4303-001 FORMAL SYNTAX
        (Course Id: 105292)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2015
      • LING 5330-001 FORMAL SYNTAX
        (Course Id: 105346)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2015
      • LING 5331-001 ADV FORMAL SYN
        (Course Id: 105347)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2015
      • LING 3340-001 GRAMMAR & MORPHOLOGY
        (Course Id: 105289)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2015
      • LING 5391-013 CONFERENCE COURSE
        (Course Id: 105379)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2014
      • LING 4303-001 FORMAL SYNTAX
        (Course Id: 105292)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2014
      • LING 5330-001 FORMAL SYNTAX
        (Course Id: 105346)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2014
      • LING 5391-013 CONFERENCE COURSE
        (Course Id: 105379)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2014
      • LING 3330-002 PHONETICS & PHONOLOGY
        (Course Id: 105286)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2014
      • LING 4389-001 TOPICS IN LINGUISTICS
        (Topic: Language and Mind | Course Id: 105312)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2014
      • LING 5331-001 ADV FORMAL SYN
        (Course Id: 105347)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2013
      • LING 5391-013 CONFERENCE COURSE
        (Course Id: 105379)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2013
      • LING 4303-001 FORMAL SYNTAX
        (Course Id: 105292)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2013
      • LING 5391-013 CONFERENCE COURSE
        (Course Id: 105379)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2013
      • LING 6699-013 DISSERTATION
        (Course Id: 105406)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2013
      • LING 4303-001 FORMAL SYNTAX
        (Course Id: 105292)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2013
      • LING 5330-001 FORMAL SYNTAX
        (Course Id: 105346)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2013
      • LING 3340-001 GRAMMAR & MORPHOLOGY
        (Course Id: 105289)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2013
      • LING 6390-001 LINGUISTICS SEMINAR
        (Course Id: 105400)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2013
      • LING 5391-013 CONFERENCE COURSE
        (Course Id: 105379)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2012
      • LING 6999-013 DISSERTATION
        (Course Id: 105407)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2012
      • LING 6381-001 RESEARCH DESIGN & STATISTICS
        (Course Id: 105399)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2012
      • LING 6399-013 DISSERTATION
        (Course Id: 105402)
        Summer - Eleven Week - 2012
      • LING 5331-001 ADV FORMAL SYN
        (Course Id: 105347)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2012
      • LING 5190-013 CONF COURSE IN LINGUISTICS
        (Course Id: 105320)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2012
      • LING 6699-013 DISSERTATION
        (Course Id: 105406)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2012
      • LING 3340-001 GRAMMAR & MORPHOLOGY
        (Course Id: 105289)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2012
      • LING 6399-013 DISSERTATION
        (Course Id: 105402)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2011
      • LING 6699-013 DISSERTATION
        (Course Id: 105406)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2011
      • LING 3311-002 INTRO TO LINGUISTIC SCIENCE
        (Course Id: 105281)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2011
      • LING 4335-001 LANGUAGE UNIVERSALS/TYPOLOGY
        (Course Id: 105303)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2011
      • LING 5335-001 UNIVERSALS & LING TYPOLOGY
        (Course Id: 105351)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2011
      • LING 5331-001 ADV FORMAL SYN
        (Course Id: 105347)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2011
      • LING 6399-013 DISSERTATION
        (Course Id: 105402)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2011
      • LING 6999-013 DISSERTATION
        (Course Id: 105407)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2011
      • LING 6699-013 DISSERTATION
        (Course Id: 105406)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2010
      • LING 5330-001 FORMAL SYNTAX
        (Course Id: 105346)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2010
      • LING 4303-001 GRAMMATICAL THEORY I
        (Topic: Need Title | Course Id: 105292)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2010
      • LING 6393-001 SEMINAR IN SYNTAX
        (Topic: The Syntax-Phonology Interface | Course Id: 111394)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2010
      • LING 3311-001 INTRO LINGUISTIC SCIENCE
        (Course Id: 105281)
        Summer - Five Week - First - 2010
      • LING 5331-001 ADV FORMAL SYN
        (Course Id: 105347)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2010
      • LING 5330-001 FORMAL SYNTAX
        (Course Id: 105346)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2009
      • LING 5360-001 NON-WESTERN LINGUISTIC STRUC
        (Course Id: 105372)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2009

Service to the University

    • Aug 2015 to  Present Committee Chair
      Academic Committee on Tenure & Promotion (ACTP)
    • 2015 to  Present Committee Member
      College Committee on Tenure & Promotion (CoLA CCTP)
    • 2014 to  Present Committee Member
      Graduate Students Committee
    • Aug 2016 to  Aug 2019 Committee Member
      Committee on Academic Freedom & Tenure
      Appointed through UTA Faculty Senate
    • 2016 to  Aug 2019 University Senate Service
      Faculty Senate
    • 2015 to  Aug 2019 Graduate Advisor
      Ph.D. Program in Linguistics
    • Aug 2018 to  June 2019 Committee Member
      Special Projects Committee
      Appointed through the Faculty Senate. Charge involves conducting Faculty Climate Survey.
    • 2016 to  2018 Committee Member
      Budget Liaison Committee
      Appointed through UTA Faculty Senate
    • 2015 to  2017 Committee Chair
      Academic Committee on Tenure & Promotion
    • 2015 to  2016 Committee Chair
      Chair Review Committee
    • 2015 to  2016 Committee Member
      CoLA Research Committee
    • 2015 to  2016 Committee Chair
      Search Committee
    • 2012 to  2014 Committee Member
      CoLA Undergraduate Curriculum Committee
    • 2010 to  2012 University Senate Service
      Faculty Senate

Service to the Profession

    • 2013 to  Present
      Conference-Related
      North East Linguistics Society
    • 2012 to  Present
      Editorial Review Board Member
      Syntax: A journal of theoretical, experimental, and interdisciplinary research
    • 2008 to  Present
      Conference-Related
      LSA Annual Meeting
    • 2007 to  Present
      Reviewer, Ad Hoc Reviewer
      Glossa
    • 2007 to  Present
      Reviewer, Ad Hoc Reviewer
      Journal of East Asian Linguistics
    • 2007 to  Present
      Reviewer, Ad Hoc Reviewer
      Journal of Linguistics
    • 2007 to  Present
      Reviewer, Ad Hoc Reviewer
      Language
    • 2007 to  Present
      Reviewer, Ad Hoc Reviewer
      Language & Linguistics
    • 2007 to  Present
      Reviewer, Ad Hoc Reviewer
      Lingua
    • 2007 to  Present
      Reviewer, Ad Hoc Reviewer
      Linguistic Inquiry
    • 2007 to  Present
      Reviewer, Ad Hoc Reviewer
      Natural Language and Linguistic Theory
    • 2007 to  Present
      Reviewer, Ad Hoc Reviewer
      Philippine Social Science Review
    • 2007 to  Present
      Reviewer, Ad Hoc Reviewer
      The Linguistic Review
    • 2006 to  Present
      Conference-Related
      Austronesian Formal Linguistics Association
    • Aug 2018 to  Aug 2020
      Committee Member
      Linguistic Society of America
      Program Committee. Decide on plenary speakers for annual meeting, decide on organized sessions for annual meeting, review 50+ abstracts, plan for forthcoming meetings.
    • Mar 2019 to  Mar 2019
      Board of Advisors (Washington, D.C. , Washington, D.C ,
      National Science Foundation
      Panelist, NSF
    • 2010 to  2017
      Reviewer, Grant Proposal
      National Science Foundation
      Grant proposal for Linguistics (Spring 2011, Fall 2013, Spring 2017); Social Science and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC, Canada); grant proposal for Linguistics (Fall 2010)
    • Past to  2016
      Panelist
      National Science Foundation
    • Past to  2015
      Committee Member
      Linguistic Society of America
      Service on Committee on Linguistic Institutes and Fellowships
    • 2011 to  2015
      Conference-Related
      West Coast Conference on Formal Linguistics (WCCFL)
      Services in 2011, 2013, 2015
    • May 2013 to  May 2013
      Program Organizer
      Austronesian Formal Linguistics Association, 20th Annual Meeting
      Meeting held at UT Arlington, TX
    • Past to  2006
      Program Organizer
      Austronesian Formal Linguistics Association (AFLA 14), 14th Annual Meeting
      Service completed at McGill University