Today’s episode is with Willem de Reuse. Willem specializes in the description of Native American languages, particularly Siouan and Athabaskan languages. He wrote his PhD dissertation on the Siberian Yupik language. He has published on morphological theory, language contact, and historical phonology and philology. He has taught at the University of Chicago, the University of Iowa, Ball State University, and the University of Arizona. His current position is at The Language Conservancy, and he also is affiliated with The University of North Texas. He is the Review Editor of the International Journal of American Linguistics, and he has written the Handbook Of Descriptive Linguistic Fieldwork (2011) with Shobhana Chelliah. He is currently conducting fieldwork in Arizona working with speakers of Apache.
Things mentioned in this episode:
- The Language Conservancy
- Apache language
- Navajo language
- Lakota language
- Hopi language
- Hän Athabaskan language
- Central Siberian Yupik language
- Siouan languages
- Athabaskan languages
- Zulu language
- The world’s languages in crisis by Michael Krauss (1992)
- On endangered languages and the importance of linguistic diversity by Ken Hale (1998)
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