Andrea L. Berez

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I am an assistant professor in the Department of Linguistics at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa. I'm primarily a documentary linguist specializing in Athabascan (Alaska) and Chimbu-Wahgi (Papua New Guinea) languages. 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.

I work mainly with speakers of Kuman and Kere (Chimbu-Wahgi, Papua New Guinea), and the Northern Athabascan languages Ahtna and Dena'ina.

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-- andrea dot berez at hawaii dot edu --
Department of Linguistics
University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa
1890 East West Road
Moore 579
Honolulu, HI 96822 USA

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