Professor of Linguistics

As a documentary linguist my work focuses on the documentation and description of indigenous languages, especially the Dene (Athabascan) languages of Alaska and the non-Austronesian (Papuan) languages of eastern Indonesia. Most of these languages are in danger of disappearing, and their systematic documentation preserves endangered knowledge systems while also contributing to an understanding of the way human languages are structured. [curriculum vitae]

Spring 2017 courses

  • LING 720: Typology
  • LING 750G: ICLDC Prep

Biocultural Initiative

The UH Biocultural Initiative of the Pacific is a community of interdepartmental and interdisciplinary researchers from the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa, who together with our local and global partners and collaborators, create a network of biocultural scholars, programs, and institutions that disseminate important information on biological and cultural diversity to scholars, policy makers, and community members.

Mukurtu Hubs & Spokes

With support from an IMLS National Leadership Grant, UH Mānoa will partner with Washington State University to develop the next generation of the Mukurtu CMS and facilitate cultural heritage preservation in the Pacific. [more]