Phonology

Over the past twenty years, the body of work produced has included publications on prosody and meter, and especially describing and analyzing prosodic phenomena of Tohono O’odham, a Uto-Aztecan language of Arizona and Sonora, Mexico.  This work draws on a variety of sources for the data, including primary fieldwork with O’odham speakers, archival recordings of the language, dictionary entries, and texts representing a variety of discourse genres, such as traditional songs, contemporary poetry, traditional legends and stories, and autobiographical narrative.  This interest has sparked revitalization and training uses of the verbal arts.
 
Recent talks and publications in this arena include:

More recent projects have focused on Chickasaw, as part of ongoing collaborative work doing revitalization-driven documentation of this Muskogean language in collaboration with Joshua Hinson of the Chickasaw Language Revitalization Program.  See Current Projects.