Fieldwork and Language Documentation

Shweta Akolkar

PhD student
Syntax Language Documentation Semantics Bishnupriya Manipuri

Rhosean Asmah

PhD Student

Pronouns: she/her/hers

Christine Beier

Assistant Adjunct Professor

PhD, UT Austin

Language endangerment, vitality, and revitalization; language documentation and description; Amazonian languages

Madeline Bossi


Syntax and its interfaces, semantics, pragmatics, language documentation and revitalization

Maksymilian Dabkowski

PhD Candidate

My research brings grammatical patterns from lesser-studied languages to bear on key questions of linguistic theory. In a lot of my work, I investigate the role of word-internal syntactic structure in the phonology and morphology of agglutinating languages.

My main empirical focus is A'ingae (or Cofán, ISO 639-3: con), an Amazonian isolate spoken by ca. 1,500 Cofán people in northeast Ecuador and southern Colombia.

Wesley dos Santos

PhD Candidate

Language documentation and description, historical linguistics, Amazonian languages (especially Kawahiva, a Tupí-Guaraní language)

Emily Drummond


Syntax, semantics, language variation and change, language documentation, Polynesian languages, Nukuoro

Emily Grabowski

PhD Candidate

Phonetics, phonology, tone, quantitative methods, language documentation

Rebecca Jarvis

PhD Candidate

Pronouns: she, her, hers