Alessandro Jaker is a phonologist and fieldworker. He has a PhD in linguistics from Stanford University (2012) and is currently a postdoctoral fellow at the Alaska Native Language Center, University of Alaska, Fairbanks (supported by the NSF Polar Postdoc Program), working under the supervision of Dr. Siri Tuttle. His research focuses on the Weledeh (Dogrib) and Taltsą́ot'ıné (Yellowknife / Chipewyan) languages, spoken by the Yellowknives Dene in and around Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, and most of his fieldwork is done through the Goyatıkǫ̀ Language Centre.

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