University of Calgary

Shayne Shapkin

  • Master's Student
  • Graduate Assistant-Teaching

About Me

I am Shayne Shapkin, a second year MA student. Somehow, despite having BAs in both Linguistics and History, my research focus isn’t historical linguistics. Instead, my interests lie in syntax and morphology, with particular focus on Swiss and Standard German, both of which I am fluent in. I also have varying proficiencies in French, Japanese, and Ancient Greek. For my Master’s thesis, I’m looking at the relationship between interactional speech and information structure in Swiss German.

In my spare time, I spend a lot of time outdoors (hiking, scrambling, snowshoeing, skiing), I play a lot of strategy games, and I drink far, far too much green tea. I also have the sacred duty of exercising two large German Shepherds.

Photograph of Shayne Shapkin

Current Studies

  • Master's Student
    Degree: Master of Arts
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