Amalia Horan Skilton

Ph.D. Candidate
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.

Contact Me

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.
  • December 2016: New manuscript on aperiodic poetic meter in Máíhɨ̃ki and cross-linguistically posted in Research.

  • This site last updated February 5, 2017.