Department of Linguistics & TESOL | The University of Texas at Arlington
CoLang 2014: Institute on Collaborative Language ResearchFollow @CoLang2014
Tyler Peterson received his PhD from the University of British Columbia in 2010 and joined the University of Arizona department of Linguistics in 2013. He has undertaken extensive fieldwork on the endangered indigenous language Gitksan (Tsimshianic, British Columbia), and has also worked with the Tupian languages in the Brazilian Amazon. His primary interests are in the study of semantics (the fixed meanings of words) and pragmatics (the ways in which speakers generate meaning via language and context). In doing this, he has developed a number of field techniques for probing the meanings of words and utterances in understudied languages, and how these are used in context.
CoLang 2014 CourseSemantic/Pragmatic Documentation - 2hr
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