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Anthony Woodbury

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Anthony Woodbury

Professor
UT Austin

Anthony C. Woodbury earned his B.A. and M.A. in Linguistics in 1975 from the University of Chicago and his Ph.D. in Linguistics from the University of California at Berkeley in 1981. He has taught in the Linguistics Department of the University of Texas at Austin since 1980, served as its chair, 1998-2006, and will serve as its acting chair, 2014-2015. He was elected President of the Society for the Study of the Indigenous Languages of the Americas for the year 2005; and he received the UT Graduate School’s Outstanding Graduate Teaching Award for 2008.

His research focuses on the indigenous languages of the Americas, and what they reveal about human linguistic diversity. Since 2003, he has been engaged, together with current and former students, in the documentation and description of Chatino, an Otomanguean language group of Oaxaca, Mexico, supported by grants from the Endangered Language Documentation Programme and the National Science Foundation. Earlier, he worked on Yupik-Inuit-Aleut languages of Alaska, especially Cup’ik. Themes in his writing have included tone and prosody, morphology, syntax, historical linguistics, ethnopoetics, language endangerment and preservation, and documentary linguistics. He is also co-director of the digital Archive for Indigenous Languages of Latin America (www.ailla.utexas.org) at the University of Texas at Austin, which is supported in part by a grant from the National Science Foundation.

Courses

Events

  • Fieldworker Weekly Social

    Thursday, July 30, 2015 -
    5:00pm to 7:00pm

    EACH THURSDAY 5-7PM

    Weekly gathering for all fieldworkers (and those who wish to be)!

    Come join us in Classics 110 for drinks and casual conversation about linguistic fieldwork. All are welcome! Due to the overwhelming response to the first Fieldworker Social, we have moved it to a larger location.

  • Fieldworker Weekly Social

    Thursday, July 23, 2015 -
    5:00pm to 7:00pm

    EACH THURSDAY 5-7PM

    Weekly gathering for all fieldworkers (and those who wish to be)!

    Come join us in Classics 110 for drinks and casual conversation about linguistic fieldwork. All are welcome! Due to the overwhelming response to the first Fieldworker Social, we have moved it to a larger location.

  • Fieldworker Weekly Social

    Thursday, July 16, 2015 -
    5:00pm to 7:00pm

    EACH THURSDAY 5-7PM

    Weekly gathering for all fieldworkers (and those who wish to be)!

    Come join us in Classics 110 for drinks and casual conversation about linguistic fieldwork. All are welcome! Due to the overwhelming response to the first Fieldworker Social, we have moved it to a larger location.

  • Fieldworker Weekly Social

    Thursday, July 9, 2015 -
    5:00pm to 7:00pm

    EACH THURSDAY 5-7PM

    Weekly gathering for all fieldworkers (and those who wish to be)!

    Come join us in Rosenwald for drinks and casual conversation about linguistic fieldwork. All are welcome!

  • Hale Lecture by Anthony Woodbury & Reception

    Tuesday, July 21, 2015 -
    6:00pm to 10:00pm

    The ‘genius' of the language: discovering pervasive plan and unique design in linguistic description

    Lecture by Anthony Woodbury, Hale Professor, at the Max Palevsky Cinema in Ida Noyes, at 6pm. Reception to follow at 7:30pm at the Cloister Club, also in Ida Noyes.

    Video of the lecture can be found here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NOdZLHWlxWU