Guilherme D. Garcia

In the late 19th century, parts of my family left Europe (Portugal and Italy) and moved to southern Brazil. The Portuguese side of my family comes from Castro Laboreiro, a cute small village in northern Portugal (quite close to the Spanish border). The Italian side of my family originated in Vicenza, and is significantly more distant than the Portuguese side (culturally and genetically).

I was born in a small town near Porto Alegre, the southernmost capital city in Brazil. I got interested in Linguistics after I started teaching English to Portuguese speakers. That led me to do a BA in Letters, which in my case was basically a combination of Portuguese, Brazilian and English Literature, Linguistics, and Translation studies. My MA focused on Linguistics (Phonology and Second Language Acquisition). In 2012, I immigrated to Canada to do my PhD at McGill.

Given that my research interests connect phonology and quantitative methods, I enjoy programming and developing scripts to automate experiments and data analysis. I am also interested in Bayesian statistics, and how linguistic assumptions can be encoded in different statistical models.

Outside academia, I enjoy travel (and maps), design, technology, macro/landscape photography and acoustic guitars.

Small portfolio     Student spotlight, Linguistic Society of America (May 2017)

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