MA, University of Toronto, 2016
BA, Simon Fraser University, 2015
About Me: I am pursuing a PhD in linguistics with an interest in phonology, non-concatenative morphology, and historical/comparative linguistics. My dissertation research focuses on reduplication across all 23 Salish languages, drawing upon primary fieldwork and archival materials. My research focuses on questions about n0n-concatenative morphology (and allomorphy), multiple reduplication, pluractionality, and degree semantics.
I am currently doing fieldwork with speakers of ʔayʔaǰuθəm (Comox-Sliammon), a Coast Salish language, and Secwepemctsín (Shuswap).
Generally, my research falls within phonetics, phonology, or morphology. At present, I am interested in sound changes from Proto-Salish and the morphophonology and semantics of reduplication, from a synchronic and diachronic (comparative Salish) perspective. I am also interested in questions related to variation and heritage languages (drawing on my background in sociolinguistics) in the context of First Nations languages.
If I wasn’t a linguist, I’d probably be an archeologist or a historian. (I also have a great fondness for medieval literature.)
- LING 101 (in 2021W2)
- LING 445 (in 2020W2)
- historical linguistics
- sound change
- BC English
- ʔayʔaǰuθəm (Comox-Sliammon)
- Secwepemctsín (Shuswap)
- Comparative Salish