University of California, Berkeley
Ph.D., Linguistics (2017)
Dissertation: Prosodic Prominence in Karuk
Committee: Andrew Garrett (co-chair), Sharon Inkelas (co-chair), Darya Kavitskaya
University of California, Berkeley
M.A., Linguistics (2011)
B.A. with honors, Comparative Literature, literary translation focus (1998)
B.A., French (1998)
Lecturer, San José State University
LING 123: Sound and Communication (Fall 2019, Spring 2020, Fall 2020, Spring 2021)
LING 107: Patterns of English (Fall 2020)
LING 22: Language Across the Lifespan (Fall 2019)
Visiting Assistant Professor; Lecturer, San Francisco State
ENG 425: Language in Context (Spring 2018, Fall 2018)
ENG 424: Phonology and Morphology (Spring 2018, Fall 2018, Spring 2019)
ENG 422: History of the English Language (Spring 2018)
ENG 420: Introduction to the Study of Language (Spring 2019)
ENG 210: Oral Communication for Multilingual Students (Fall 2018)
Lecturer, Sonoma State University
ANTH 382: Language Change (Fall 2017)
ANTH 200: Introduction to Linguistic Anthropology (Fall 2017)
Graduate Student Instructor, University of California, Berkeley
Ling R1B: Endangered Languages: What We Lose when a Language Dies
• Acting Instructor (Fall 2015, Fall 2017)
Ling 100: Introduction to Linguistic Science
• Head Teaching Assistant (Spring 2015, Instructor: Line Mikkelsen)
• Teaching Assistant (Fall 2012, Instructor: Darya Kavitskaya)
Mentor, Linguistics Graduate Program, UC Berkeley (Spring 2016)
• Paired with first year graduate student as advanced student in program.
Mentor, Linguistics Research Apprenticeship Practicum, UC Berkeley (Spring 2015-Spring 2016)
• Mentored linguistics undergraduate on phonetic analysis project; co-authored paper.
Volunteer, California Indian Conference, UC Berkeley (October 2015)
• Conducted workshop on audio and transcription tools for language documentation for California Indians.
Volunteer, McNair Scholars Program, UC Berkeley (July 2015)
• Assisted teaching research computing workshop for students of groups underrepresented in graduate school.
Mentor, Undergraduate Research Apprenticeship Program, UC Berkeley (Fall 2014)
• Trained and supervised two linguistics undergraduates collaborating on lexicon database project.
Mentor, Breath of Life Language Restoration Workshop for California Indians (2010, 2012, 2014)
• Partnered with Mono, Miwok, and Pomo Indians to conduct research on their heritage languages at UC Berkeley archives, interpret linguistic materials, and create language teaching resources.
Graduate Student Researcher, Karuk narratives project
Principal Investigator: Line Mikkelsen, UC Berkeley (Fall 2014, Summer 2015).
• Conducted acoustic analysis; extracted syntactic, morphological and phonological data from text corpus; transcribed, translated, and digitized archival recordings.
Graduate Student Researcher, Karuk text database and syntactic treebank
Principal Investigators: Andrew Garrett and Line Mikkelsen, UC Berkeley (2012-2014).
• Managed development of software templates and script; maintained and improved database; transcribed, digitized, analyzed, and tagged texts and audio recordings.
Fellowships and Awards
National Science Foundation SBE Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grant
Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowship (Latin America, Portuguese)
Federal fellowships (2010-2011; 2011-2012)
A. Richard Diebold, Jr. Fellowship in Linguistics
Departmental fellowship (2009-2010)
Additional Professional Experience
Cultural Resources Compliance Specialist
NewFields International, Yosemite, California (2005-2009)
• Prepared Cultural Landscape Inventories, Determinations of Eligibility, and provided historical and legal research for areas of Yosemite National Park and the Tuolumne River Corridor.
• Conducted archaeological monitoring and coordinated Native American monitoring for major bridge replacement project.
National Park Service, Yosemite, California (2002-2004)
• Organized and carried out archaeological survey and monitoring projects.
• Conducted training for archaeology interns and for non-archaeologists on wilderness restoration crews.
Peace Corps Volunteer
U.S. Peace Corps, Madagascar (1999-2001)
• Lived in traditional rural community; acted as liaison for community groups, nature reserve, and agencies.
• Taught Malagasy literacy and provided English instruction in informal setting.
• Conducted participatory socio-economic study of rural village that was used to affect regional policy.
• Worked with nature reserve to integrate traditional practices into conservation planning and outreach.
Articles and Book Chapters
Karuk (with Andrew Garrett, Susan Gehr, Erik Hans Maier, Line Mikkelsen, and Crystal Richardson). In Carmen Jany, Marianne Mithun, and Keren Rice (eds.), The languages and linguistics of Indigenous North America (de Gruyter, 2020).
A phonological sketch of Omagua (with Zachary O’Hagan). International Journal of American Linguistics 86(1), January 2020. 95-131.
Tone and syllable structure in Karuk (Hokan, California). In Pat Littell, Analía Gutiérrez, Raphael Girard, and Natalie Weber (eds.), Papers from the Seventeenth Workshop on Structure and Constituency in the Languages of the Americas (WSCLA 17), University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, March 9-11 2012. University of British Columbia Working Papers in Linguistics 36, pp. 37-58.
Real and imagined landscapes: Land use and conservation in the Menabe. Conservation and Society 4(2):304-324.
Sur les traces des zébus: Une étude de la dynamique sociale de Bevoay (Tracking zebu cattle: A study of the social dynamics of Bevoay) (with Anita Deeg). Report of Rapid Rural Assessment Training, May 22-June 3, 2000. Fianarantsoa, Madagascar: Peace Corps.
Community and Archival Materials
Materials of the Berkeley Karuk Project (with LuLu Alexander, Tamara Alexander, Sonny Davis, Andrew Garrett, Erik H. Maier, Line Mikkelsen, Crystal Richardson, Vina Smith, Florrine Super, and Charlie Thom Sr.). Survey of California and Other Indian Languages, UC Berkeley, SCL 2017-04, http://cla.berkeley.edu/collection/11150.
Ararahih'urípih: A dictionary and text corpus of the Karuk language (with William Bright, Andrew Garrett, Susan Gehr, Erik Maier, Line Mikkelsen and Ronald Sprouse). Online resource: http://linguistics.berkeley.edu/~karuk/.
Elan-to-XML guide for Karuk transcription. Manual for Karuk researchers.
Vowel contraction and deletion with personal prefixes. Handout and worksheet for Karuk learners and teachers.
Introduction to Karuk accent. Handout for Karuk learners and teachers.
Sentences and vocabulary for introductions, relatives, and serving food. Handout for Karuk Language Bootcamp, June 15, 2013.
Karuk orthography key. Guide for Karuk researchers.
Basic accent pronunciation. Summary for Karuk learners and teachers.
Diccionario del idioma omagua: Versión primera (Dictionary of the Omagua language: first version) (with Zachary O'Hagan).
Reilovy (illustrated traditional Malagasy story, with Jina Sagar), and other illustrated materials for literacy, health, and environmental education projects.
Proceedings of the Thirty-Seventh Annual Meeting of the Berkeley Linguistics Society, with Chundra Cathcart, I-Hsuan Chen, Greg Finley, Shinae Kang, and Elise Stickles (eds.). Berkeley: Berkeley Linguistics Society.
Proceedings of the Thirty-Seventh Annual Meeting of the Berkeley Linguistics Society: Special Session on Languages of the Caucasus, with Chundra Cathcart and Shinae Kang (eds.). Berkeley: Berkeley Linguistics Society.
Proceedings of the Thirty-Second Annual Meeting of the Berkeley Linguistics Society, with Zhenya Antić, Charles B. Chang, Emily Cibelli, Jisup Hong, Michael J. Houser, Maziar Toosarvandani, and Yao Yao (eds.). Berkeley: Berkeley Linguistics Society.
Proceedings of the Thirty-Second Annual Meeting of the Berkeley Linguistics Society: Special Session on The Languages and Linguistics of Oceania, with Zhenya Antić, Charles B. Chang, and Maziar Toosarvandani (eds.). Berkeley: Berkeley Linguistics Society.
Talks and Presentations
The role of morphosyntax in Karuk prefix accentability. Talk presented at the Annual Meeting of the Society for the Study of the Indigenous Languages of the Americas, Salt Lake City, UT, January 6. [handout]
Karuk verbal morphology. Talk presented at the Annual Meeting of the Society for the Study of the Indigenous Languages of the Americas, Washington, D.C., January 9.
The acoustic correlates of stress in Karuk: A preliminary look (with Ebony Milbury). Talk presented at the 18th Annual Workshop on American Indigenous Languages, Santa Barbara, CA, May 9.
Punctuation is prosody: Making historic transcriptions of Karuk accessible for revitalization and research (with Line Mikkelsen). Talk presented at the 4th International Conference on Language Documentation & Conservation, Honolulu, HI, Feb. 28.
Default accent in Karuk: Evidence for stratal phonology. Poster presented at the Annual Meeting of the Linguistic Society of America, Portland, OR, Jan. 9.
Bringing archival materials together to expand the Karuk text corpus. Invited poster presented at the Utilization of Language Archives in Endangered Language Research, Revitalization, and Documentation Special Session of the Committee for Endangered Languages and Their Preservation at the Annual Meeting of the Linguistic Society of America, Portland, OR, Jan. 11.
Exploring Karuk morphology in a parsed text corpus (with Andrew Garrett, Erik Maier, and Line Mikkelsen). Talk presented at the Annual Meeting of the Society for the Study of the Indigenous Languages of the Americas, Portland, OR, Jan. 8.
Bracketing paradoxes in Karuk compounding. Talk presented at Morphology Research Group, UC Santa Cruz, May 23.
Translating diacritics: A comparison of historic transcriptions of Karuk accent. Talk presented at the Annual Meeting of the Society for the Study of the Indigenous Languages of the Americas, Minneapolis, MN, Jan. 3.
Developing a syntactically parsed corpus of Karuk (with Andrew Garrett, Erik Maier, and Line Mikkelsen). Talk presented at the Annual Meeting of the Society for the Study of the Indigenous Languages of the Americas, Minneapolis, MN, Jan. 3.
Tone and syllable structure in Karuk. Talk presented at Phonetics and Phonology Forum, UC Berkeley, Sep. 17.
Evidence for syntactic expression of information structure in Omagua (with Zachary O'Hagan). Talk presented at Syntax and Semantics Circle, UC Berkeley, Apr. 20.
Verb extensions in Abo (Bantu, A42). Paper presented at the 43rd Annual Conference on African Linguistics, New Orleans, LA, Mar. 15.
Tone, stress, and accent in Karuk. Paper presented at the Workshop on Structure and Consistency in the Languages of the Americas (WSCLA 17), Chicago, IL, Mar. 10.
Stress assignment in Omagua: Evidence for cyclicity (with Zachary O’Hagan). Talk presented at the Annual Meeting of the Society for the Study of the Indigenous Languages of the Americas, Portland, OR, Jan. 8.
Abo word and syllable structure (with Toni Cook). Talk presented at Phonetics and Phonology Forum, UC Berkeley, Nov. 15.
Teacher Training & Professional Development
Teach Online Summer Certificate Program, Center for Faculty Development,
eCampus, and Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, San José State University
Certificate of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education,
GSI Teaching & Resource Center, Graduate Division, UC Berkeley
Introduction to Theories and Practices of Teaching College Composition (College Writing 375), UC Berkeley
Summer Institute for Preparing Future Faculty, Graduate Division, UC Berkeley
Training for Linguistics Teaching Assistants (Linguistics 302), UC Berkeley
Praat, Wavesurfer, Audacity, ELAN, FLEx
Python, R, regular expressions, mySQL, GIS
XML, LaTeX, MS Office, OpenOffice, Adobe Acrobat Professional, Adobe Illustrator
English (native), French
Portuguese, Spanish, Malagasy
Karuk (Hokan), Omagua (Tupí-Guaraní), Abo (Bantu A42)
Professional Service and Membership
Women Graduate Students in Linguistics, UC Berkeley (2015-2016)
37th Annual Meeting of the Berkeley Linguistics Society (2010-2011)
Fieldwork Forum, Linguistics Department, UC Berkeley (2010-2011)
Society for the Study of the Indigenous Languages of the Americas (2011-present)
Linguistic Society of America (2007-present)