Teaching

For the Fall 2020 semester at UW–Madison, I am teaching Ling 571: Structure of a Language, an in-depth study of all components of the grammar of East Cree. This undergraduate course has a special focus on verbal morphology and (morpho)syntax in Northern East Cree, with as-needed reference to the Southern dialect as well as the closely related language variety Innu. This course also satisfies the capstone requirement for the Linguistics major, where students design and carry out an independent research project.

I have taught three courses at the University of Hawaiʻi:

  • LING 420: Morphology: an upper-level approach to various morphological phenomena and issues, which is designed for graduate students and undergraduates strongly interested in linguistics
  • LING 320: General Linguistics: an advanced overview of the tools and methodologies of linguistics, which familiarizes students with the technical analysis of language through a survey of major research subfields and approaches throughout the field
  • LING 102: Introduction to the Study of Language: an introductory course that encourages students to appreciate linguistic and cultural diversity while challenging them to connect academic knowledge to the world around them, think critically, and expand their worldviews

My teaching experience also includes INT-D 318: Technologies for Endangered Language Documentation at the Canadian Indigenous Languages and Literacy Development Institute (CILLDI) at the University of Alberta. This course introduces audio and video recording technology to speakers and learners of Canada’s Indigenous languages. Here I focus on acquainting students with software and hardware tools, helping them to overcome challenges related to technology, and empowering them to create, edit, and transcribe their own recordings of their language to produce community-oriented language resources.

See my CV for more details on my experience, and contact me if you’d like to see a syllabus or one of my in-class presentations.