Teaching

At UW–Madison, I have taught the following courses:

  • Ling 571: Structure of a Language: an undergraduate course with a special focus on verbal morphology and (morpho)syntax in Northern East Cree. This course also satisfies the capstone requirement for the Linguistics major, where students design and carry out an independent research project.
  • Ling 322: Morphology: a split-level course that reviews major morphological phenomena and approaches to morphological issues, using examples from a diverse range of languages.

I have taught three courses at the University of Hawaiʻi:

  • LING 420: Morphology: an upper-level approach to various morphological phenomena and issues, which is designed for graduate students and undergraduates strongly interested in linguistics
  • LING 320: General Linguistics: an advanced overview of the tools and methodologies of linguistics, which familiarizes students with the technical analysis of language through a survey of major research subfields and approaches throughout the field
  • LING 102: Introduction to the Study of Language: an introductory course that encourages students to appreciate linguistic and cultural diversity while challenging them to connect academic knowledge to the world around them, think critically, and expand their worldviews

My teaching experience also includes INT-D 318: Technologies for Endangered Language Documentation at the Canadian Indigenous Languages and Literacy Development Institute (CILLDI) at the University of Alberta. This course introduces audio and video recording technology to speakers and learners of Canada’s Indigenous languages. Here I focus on acquainting students with software and hardware tools, helping them to overcome challenges related to technology, and empowering them to create, edit, and transcribe their own recordings of their language to produce community-oriented language resources.