Department of Linguistics
University of California, Berkeley
I am a linguist and fieldworker with an areal commitment to lowland South America.
My research centers on the social and cultural dimensions of language: pragmatics, sociolinguistics, historical linguistics, and linguistic anthropology. I also study phonetics and phonology. I have conducted in situ fieldwork on Ticuna (Ticuna-Yuri) and Máíhɨ̃ki (Tukanoan), two languages of northwestern Amazonia.
Email: amalia dot skilton at berkeley dot edu
Mail: 1203 Dwinelle Hall, Berkeley CA 94720
Office: 1314 Dwinelle Hall
February 2017: My paper "Assertive questions in Máíhɨ̃ki" appears in Journal of Pragmatics 109. Prepublication manuscript here.
January 2017: I presented a poster titled "Variation in contrastive voice quality in Cushillococha Ticuna" at the LSA Annual Meeting. Handout here.