Juvénal Ndayiragije

Juvénal Ndayiragije
Associate Professor
Telephone number
416 287-7135
Building MW 316
French and Linguistics


Juvénal Ndayiragije (Ph.D., UQAM, Montréal) is an Associate Professor of Linguistics. He teaches Syntax courses in the Department of Language Studies, and the graduate programme of the French Department, University of Toronto. His research focuses on the role of functional categories in the syntax of natural languages and parametric variation. It involves extensive fieldwork on various non-related and less-studied languages including Creoles (Haiti), Fongbè (Bénin), Kirundi (Burundi), Kinyarwanda (Rwanda), Malagasy (Madagascar) and Mandarin/Cantonese. Endangered languages are his next project. If you speak one, talk to him.

Research Interests

Areas of Research: Syntax, Inflectional Morphology, and Language Variation