1203 Dwinelle
UC Berkeley
Berkeley, CA


SJQI am a seventh-year graduate student in the Department of Linguistics at the University of California, Berkeley. My research interests center on the languages, people, and history of Amazonia, and the linguistic theory that falls out from that work, particularly in the domains of morphosyntax, semantics, and information structure. I am also interested in how employing a variety of approaches to the study of language relatedness can shed light on population distributions and language contact in the pre-Columbian period. Since 2010 I have carried out fieldwork in Peru on Omagua (Tupí-Guaraní), Caquinte (Arawak), Taushiro (isolate), and Omurano (isolate). Materials from these projects are deposited with the California Language Archive here. My PhD dissertation is a grammar of information structure in Caquinte. I am also a genealogist and French horn player.