Hi! My name's Alex I am a phonologist and fieldworker, specializing in Dene (Athapaskan) languages.
I recently completed a Postdoctoral Fellowship in Linguistics at the University of Toronto. I currently teach at Sisseton Wahpeton College. I hope you enjoy this website.
In recent years, all of my teaching has been with First Nations / Native American communities, including Navajo Language Academy (in AZ/NM) and Dene Literacy classes (in Yellowknife). In the past, I have also taught Italian classes, and TA'd for linguistics classes. I currently teach at Sisseton Wahpeton College.
My article Tetsǫ́t'ıné Prefix Vowel Length: Evidence for Systematic Underspecification has been published in NLLT.
I am currently working on a paper entitled "Demorphemicization in Lexical Phonology." Using data from Dene languages, I describe the process by which phonological processes reach the end of their life cycle and become morphologized, which is also the same process by which agglutinating languages become fusional.