LINGUISTICS

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I’ve completed an MA thesis at the University of Washington and expect to officially graduate in August 2016. East Uvean A Condensed Grammar is a linguistic description of the phonetics, phonology, and particularly the morphosyntax of the language; points of interest include the multiple alignment systems of grammatical arguments (ergative, accusative, fluid-S), the detailed paradigm of personal pronouns and possessives, and the existence of the definitive accent. I performed solo fieldwork in Wallis (island of origin of East Uvean language) in 2014 and remain in contact with speakers there and in New Caledonia.

My ongoing interests include the Polynesian language group, pidgins and creoles, ergativity and other alignment systems, clausal nominalizations, and language documentation and policy.