Research assistants

  • Mongolic languages

    Benjamin Brosig

    Tense-aspect-evidentiality systems, attitude marking, morphosyntax, language documentation and description.
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    Leonardo Contreras Roa

    Corpus linguistics, experimental phonetics, prosody.
  • Wan (Mande)

    Alexandre Djamala

    History, traditional narrative, oral history, the Goli cult.
  • Chuvash (Turkic)

    Elena Fedotova

    Folklore, traditional culture, Chuvash traditional religious practices, Chuvash diaspora.
  • Mande (Guro, Vai), Turkic (Bashkir, Urumean)

    Olga Kuznetsova

    Linguistic typology, tone, morphosyntax, fieldwork and language documentation, ethnomusicology, memory studies.
  • Pahka'anil (Uto-Aztecan), North American languages

    Bethany Lycan

    Usage-based syntax and discourse, language documentation and revitalization, corpus analysis methods, typology, phonology, psycholinguistics in underdocumented languages.
  • Mande (Mwan, Samo), Tungus-Manchu (Udihe), Creoles (Chinese Pidgin Russian)

    Elena Perekhvalskaya

    Language documentation, endangered languages, field linguistics, language contacts, cognitive linguistics, phonetics and phonology.
  • Chuvash and other Turkic languages, Mari and other Uralic languages

    Alexander Savelyev

    Historical linguistics, phylogenetic linguistics, archaeolinguistics, language documentation.