Andrea L. Berez-Kroeker

About

I am an associate professor in the Department of Linguistics at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa, and cooperating graduate faculty in the Department of Second Language Studies. I'm primarily a documentary linguist specializing endangered language preservation. My approach to language description examines field-collected data and archived materials in a discourse-functional theoretical framework. I consider language to be a human behavioral phenomenon to be studied in the context of discourse and society, and I see grammatical structure as a product of the cultural and linguistic practices of the members of a speech community.

I am also dedicated to supporting a technological infrastructure for field linguistics that promotes long-term data sustainability and interoperability, and in my fieldwork I try to bridge the gap between linguistics, archiving, technology and community language activism. To this end, I'm the director of Kaipuleohone, the University of Hawai‘i Digital Language Archive.

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Projects

Reproducible Research in Linguistics

The Austin Principles of Data Citation in Linguistics
Linguistics Data Interest Group of the Research Data Alliance - Join us!
Developing Standards for Data Citation and Attribution for Reproducible Research in Linguistics (NSF SMA-1447886)
Data Science for All of Linguistics (NSF SMA-1745249)

Endangered language archiving

Kaipuleohone, the University of Hawaiʻi Digital Language Archive
Kaniʻāina repository of spoken ʻōlelo Hawaiʻi (NSF BCS-1664070, NEH PD-255910)
Digital Endangered Languages and Music Archiving Network (DELAMAN)

Outreach in schools and libraries

HI-SKILLS: Hawaiʻi School Kids Investigating Language in Life + Society
Making Pacific Language Materials Discoverable (NEH PD-50034-14)

Linguistic interests

∙I have conducted documentary linguistic fieldwork in Alaska (Ahtna, Dena'ina) and in Papua New Guinea (Kuman, Kere). My descriptive linguistic interests include discourse, morphology, and space/geography in language.

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Publications & White Papers

Berez-Kroeker, Andrea L., Lauren Gawne, Susan Kung, Barbara F. Kelly, Tyler Heston, Gary Holton, Peter Pulsifer, David Beaver, Shobhana Chelliah, Stanley Dubinsky, Richard P. Meier, Nick Thieberger, Keren Rice & Anthony Woodbury. 2018. Reproducible research in linguistics: A position statement on data citation and attribution in our field. Linguistics 56(1): 1–18.

Kleiber, Eleanor, Andrea L. Berez-Kroeker, Michael Chopey, Ryan Shelby & Danielle Yarbrough. 2018. Making Pacific languages discoverable: A project to catalog the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa library Pacific Collection by Indigenous languages. The Contemporary Pacific 30(1): 109–122. (free download will be available in 2019)

Lauren Gawne, Barbara F. Kelly, Andrea L. Berez-Kroeker & Tyler Heston. 2017. Putting practice into words: The state of data and methods transparency in grammatical descriptions. Language Documentation & Conservation 11. 157-189.

Berez-Kroeker, Andrea L., Helene N. Andreassen, Lauren Gawne, Gary Holton, Susan Smythe Kung, Peter Pulsifer, Lauren B. Collister, The Data Citation and Attribution in Linguistics Group, & The Linguistics Data Interest Group. 2017. The Austin Principles of Data Citation in Linguistics (Version 0.1). http://site.uit.no/linguisticsdatacitation/austinprinciples/

Berez-Kroeker, Andrea L., Lauren Gawne, Barbara F. Kelly & Tyler Heston. 2017. A survey of current reproducibility practices in linguistics journals, 2003-2012. https://sites.google.com/a/hawaii.edu/data-citation/survey.

Gries, Stefan Th. & Andrea L. Berez. 2017. Annotation in/for corpus linguistics. In Nancy Ide & James Pustejovsky (eds.), Handbook of linguistic annotation, 379–409. Berlin: Springer Verlag.

Henke, Ryan & Andrea L. Berez-Kroeker. 2016. A brief history of archiving in language documentation, with an annotated bibliography. Language Documentation & Conservation 10. 411–457.

Berez-Kroeker, Andrea L. 2016. Contact and semantic shift in extreme language endangerment: Ahtna riverine directionals in a cardinal world. In Berez-Kroeker et al. (eds.), Language contact and change in the Americas: Studies in honor of Marianne Mithun, 107–138. Amsterdam: John Benjamins.

Berez, Andrea L. 2015. Reproducible research in descriptive linguistics: Integrating archiving and citation into the postgraduate curriculum at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa. In Amanda Harris, Nicholas Thieberger, & Linda Barwick (eds.), Research, records and responsibility, 39–51. Sydney: University of Sydney Press.

Berez, Andrea L. 2015. Linguistic fieldwork. In James D. Wright (ed.), The international encyclopedia of social and behavioral sciences, 2nd ed., 183–189. Oxford: Elsevier Ltd.

Berez, Andrea L. 2014. Directionals, episodic structure, and geographic information systems: Area/punctual distinctions in Ahtna travel narration. Linguistic Vanguard 1(1): http://10.1515/lingvan-2014-1004.

Berez, Andrea L. 2014. The digital archiving of endangered language oral traditions: Kaipuleohone at the University of Hawaiʻi and C’ek’aedi Hwnax in Alaska. Oral Tradition 28(2). 261–270.

Thieberger, Nicholas & Andrea L. Berez. 2012. Linguistic data management. In Nicholas Thieberger (ed.), The Oxford handbook of linguistic Fieldwork, 90–118. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Berez, Andrea L. 2011. Intonation as a genre distinguishing feature in Ahtna: A quantitative approach. Functions of Language 18(2). 210–236.

Berez, Andrea L., Tana Finnesand & Karen Linnell. 2012. C’ek’aedi Hwnax, the Ahtna Regional Linguistic and Ethnographic Archive. Language Documentation & Conservation 6. 256–251.

Berez, Andrea L. & Stefan Th. Gries. 2010. Correlates to middle marking in Dena’ina iterative verbs. International Journal of American Linguistics 76(1). 145–165.

Berez, Andrea L. 2010. Review of Tanacross learners’ dictionary: Dihthâad Xt’een Iin Anděeg’ Dínahtlǎa’, compiled by Irene Arnold, Rick Thoman, & Gary Holton, edited by Gary Holton. Fairbanks: Alaska Native Language Center. International Journal of American Linguistics 76(3). 397–400.

Applebaum, Ayla B. & Andrea L. Berez. 2009. A theory is only as good as the data: Casting a wide net in Kabardian and Ahtna documentation. In Peter K. Austin, Oliver Bond, Monik Charette, David Nathan & Peter Sells (eds.), Proceedings of Conference on Language Documentation and Linguistic Theory 2, 29–38. London: School of Oriental and African Studies.

Berez, Andrea L. & Stefan Th. Gries. 2009. In defense of corpus linguistics: A behavioral pro le analysis of polysemous get in English. In Steven Moran, Darren S. Tanner & Michael Scanlon (eds.), Proceedings of the 2008 Northwest Linguistics Conference. Seattle: UW Department of Linguistics. Online: http://depts.washington.edu/uwwpl/editions/vol27.html.

Berez, Andrea L. 2007. Software review: EUDICO Linguistic Annotator (ELAN). Language Documentation & Conservation 1(2). 283–9.

Presentations & Posters

2017. Reproducible research in linguistics: The past and future of ”data work” in our field. University of Oregon Department of Linguistics Colloquium Series, November 10. (Invited presentation)

2017. Data citation in Linguistic Typology: Working towards a data citation standard in linguistics, with Lauren Gawne, Helene Andreassen & Eve Okura Koller. Poster presented at the Association for Linguistic Typology 12, Canberra, December 11-15.

2017. Research Data Alliance et les données linguistiques, with Helene N. Andreassen & Lauren Gawne. Paper presented at the Journées FLOraL-PFC: Dialectologie et phonologie de corpus, Paris, November 23-25.

2017. Making Pacific language materials discoverable, with Eleanor Kleiber, Mike Chopey, Ryan Shelby & Danielle Yarbrough. West Maui Conference on Pacific Peoples and Their Environments, Lahaina, HI. October 13-14.

2017. Making Pacific languages discoverable: Blending library and language metadata standards at the University of Hawai‘i Library Pacific Collection, with Eleanor Kleiber, Mike Chopey, Ryan Shelby & Danielle Yarbrough. Poster presentation at the 5th International Conference on Language Documentation & Conservation, Honolulu, HI. March 2–5.

2017. A survey of current reproducibility practices in linguistics publications, with Lauren Gawne, Barbara Kelly & Tyler Heston. Poster presented as part of the Data citation and attribution for reproducible research in linguistics symposium, Annual Meeting of the Linguistic Society of America, Austin, January 5–8.

2017. Developing standards for data citation and attribution in linguistics: Project summary and next steps, with Gary Holton, Susan Kung & Peter Pulisfer. Poster presented as part of the Data citation and attribution for reproducible research in linguistics symposium, Annual Meeting of the Linguistic Society of America, Austin, January 5–8.

2016. Reproducible research and the Americanist tradition in linguistics. Keynote address, 19th Workshop on American Indigenous Languages, Santa Barbara, CA. May 7–8. (Invited presentation)

2015. The state of the art of data citation in linguistics, with Lauren Gawne. 1st Workshop on Data Citation and Attribution in Linguistics, Boulder, CO. September 18–20.

2015. Putting practice into words: Fieldwork methodology in grammatical descriptions, with Lauren Gawne, Barbara Kelly & Tyler Heston. 4th International Conference on Language Documentation & Conservation, Honolulu, HI. February 26–March 1.

2015. Language archives and the history of ethnoscience: The digitization and discovery of early ethnobiological research at the University of Hawaiʻi, with Ivana Matson. Poster presentation at the 4th International Conference on Language Documentation & Conservation. Honolulu, HI. February 26–March 1.

2015. The use of archives in endangered language preservation: The state of the art, with Ryan Henke, Gary Holton, Ruth Rouvier & Bradley McDonnell. Part of the Utilization of archives in endangered language research, revitalization, and documentation panel, sponsored by the Committee for Endangered Languages and their Preservation. Annual meeting of the Linguistic Society of America, Portland. January 8–11.

2013. Integrating archiving into the language documentation postgraduate curriculum at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa. Research, Records, and Responsibility: Ten Years of the Pacific and Regional Archive for Digital Sources in Endangered Cultures. Melbourne, Australia. December 2–3.

2013. Simple GIS in documentation and description: Google Earth as a tool for the visualization and analysis of spatially-themed language use. Part of the Multimedia linguistic documentation and analysis special joint session of the Linguistic Society of America and the Society for the Study of the Indigenous Languages of the Americas. Annual meeting of the Linguistic Society of America, Boston, MA. January 3–6.

2012. Confessions of a former LINGUIST LISTer: Technology training and professional development at the discipline’s largest online resource. Part of the panel Tech Tools: Increasing technology training in the curriculum of graduate students in linguistics sponsored by the Linguistic Society of America Technology Advisory Committee. Annual meeting of the Linguistic Society of America, Portland, OR. January 5–8.

2011. International standards on a local scale: Building the Ahtna linguistic and ethnographic archive, with Karen Linnell and Tana Finnesand. 2nd International Conference on Language Documentation & Conservation, University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa. February 11–13.

2011. Toward a typology of intonation unit cues, with Jean Mulder. Poster presentation at the annual meeting of the Linguistic Society of America, Pittsburgh, PA. January 6–9.

Teaching Materials

Workshop on Data Management Plans for Linguistic Research [slides] [helpful readings].
Developed with Lauren Collister and Susan Smythe Kung. Delivered at the 2017 Linguistic Institute, University of Kentucky; the University of Oregon Department of Linguistics (2017); the 2018 Annual Meeting of the LSA.

ELAN training materials. Includes coursepack and exercises. Delivered in multiple venues, including CoLANG 2008, 2010, 2016, 2018.

Contact

-- andrea dot berez at hawaii dot edu --
Department of Linguistics
University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa
1890 East West Road
Moore 569
Honolulu, HI 96822 USA

Fieldwork Photos

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