Graduate Student

Shweta Akolkar

PhD student
Syntax Language Documentation Semantics Bishnupriya Manipuri

Rhosean Asmah

PhD Student

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Anna Björklund

PhD student

Anna is a PhD student with an interest in the Wintuan languages, traditionally spoken in the northern Sacramento Valley and now undergoing revitalization. Her primary research interests are in leveraging archival recordings for the phonetic analysis of these under-documented languages. She has worked as a linguistic consultant for the Paskenta Band of Nomlaki Indians since 2020 and the Wintu Tribe of Northern California since 2022.

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

PhD Candidate

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

Alexander Elias

PhD student

Historical linguistics, descriptive linguistics, Austronesian languages, fieldwork.

Amber Galvano

PhD student
Sociophonetics, phonetics-phonology interface, speech & sexuality, speech perception and production, variation & change, language & positionality, Spanish Linguistics

Emily Grabowski

PhD Candidate

Phonetics, phonology, tone, quantitative methods, language documentation

Noah Hermalin

PhD Candidate

Language and cognition; writing systems and written language