Dr. Juliette Blevins
is a phonologist and an advocate for endangered and minority languages, with expertise in Austronesian, Australian Aboriginal, Native American, and Andamanese languages. Professor Blevins holds a Ph.D. in Linguistics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and has taught at the University of Texas, Austin; the University of Western Australia; Stanford University; the University of California, Berkeley; and the University of Leipzig.
Dr. Vera Hohaus
is a theoretical linguist as well as a fieldworker. She is currently a Lecturer in Linguistics at the University of Manchester and an associated reasearcher at the Tübingen Collaborative Research Center 833. She investigates how meaning emerges from the interaction of syntactic structure, lexical information, composition principles and context.
Dr. Marian Klamer
is a Professor in Austronesian and Papuan Linguistics at Leiden University. She is interested in documentation and description of minority languages, language contact and change. She currently teaches courses in Field Methods, Austronesian and Papuan Linguistics, Research Methods and Academic Skills in Linguistics.
our invited student speaker is currently a Ph.D student in Linguistics at the University of Toronto. She is interested in Syntax and Psycholinguistics (ergativity, sentence processing, wh-questions, Polynesian languages, argument structure).