Amalia Horan Skilton

Ph.D. Student
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 languages of northwestern Amazonia, especially the Tukanoan and Ticuna-Yuri families. I am most interested in the social and cultural dimensions of language -- pragmatics, sociolinguistics, historical linguistics -- and in synchronic phonetics/phonology.

Contact Me

Email: amalia dot skilton at berkeley dot edu
Mail: 1203 Dwinelle Hall, Berkeley CA 94720
Office: 1314 Dwinelle Hall


My paper "Assertive questions in Máíhɨ̃ki" will appear in Journal of Pragmatics.
New manuscript on aperiodic poetic meter in Máíhɨ̃ki and cross-linguistically posted in Research.
Three new manuscripts -- draft chapters in a grammatical sketch of Cushillococha Ticuna -- posted in Research.


I organize *dhworom, a semi-monthly series of talks in diachronic linguistics, including genetic historical linguistics, sociolinguistics, and work on language contact.

This site last updated December 16, 2016.