Stephen G. Parker, Ph.D.



Assistant Professor of Applied Linguistics
E-mail: steve_parker at gial.edu
Address:
 
7500 W. Camp Wisdom Rd.
Dallas, TX 75236
home phone: (972) 708-7713
office phone: (972) 708-7692
 
e-mail: steve-monica_parker at sil.org
 
Place of birth:  Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
 
Education:
 

  • University of Massachusetts Amherst
-Doctor of Philosophy in linguistics, 2002 (GPA 4.0)
-awarded Graduate School Fellowship, school year 1997-1998
-dissertation title:  Quantifying the sonority hierarchy (supervisor John Kingston)

  • University of Texas at Arlington
-Master of Arts in linguistics, 1988 (GPA 4.0)
-thesis title:  Some universal aspects of coalescence processes confirmed by Chamicuro phonology and morphology (supervisor Donald Burquest)

  • Indiana University, Bloomington
-Bachelor of Arts in Spanish, 1980 (with highest distinction; GPA 4.0)
-inducted into Alpha Lambda Delta honor society, 1978
-inducted into Phi Eta Sigma honor society, 1978
-inducted into Phi Beta Kappa honor society, 1980
-named outstanding graduating student of the Department of Spanish and Portuguese, 1981

  • Perry Meridian High School, Indianapolis, Indiana
-graduated 1977
-named to National Honor Society, 1977
-named outstanding graduating student of the Department of Foreign Languages, 1977
-scored first place in the state of Indiana in Spanish achievement test, 1977
 
Athletics:
 
  • Ranked # 4­­­ in the state of Indiana for boys 16 years old and younger doubles tennis, 1975.
  • Ranked # 8 in the state of Indiana for boys 18 years old and younger singles tennis, 1976.
  • Named 2nd team all-state for Indiana boys high school tennis, 1976.
  • Offered scholarship to play tennis at Indiana State University, 1977.
 Scholarships, fellowships, and grants:
 
  • grant # 0003947 from the National Science Foundation, fall 2000, for doctoral dissertation research titled “Quantifying the sonority hierarchy”, co-PI with John Kingston
  • grant from the SIL Fund for Scholarly Advancement for dissertation research on quantifying the sonority hierarchy, school year 2000-2001
  • James Z. Naurison Scholarship from the Community Foundation of Western Massachusetts, school year 2000-2001
  • Scholarship for Academic Excellence from the Big Y supermarket chain, school year 1998-1999
  • Graduate School Fellowship, University of Massachusetts Amherst, school year 1997-1998
  • scholarship from the Summer Institute of Linguistics North America school directors’ Staff Development Fund, 1996
  • grant from the Office of the International Linguistics Coordinator of the Summer Institute of Linguistics for study on Bora vowels, 1995
 
Who’s Who in America, 2010, volume 64; 2011, volume 65
 
Work experience:
 
-Wycliffe Bible Translators and Summer Institute of Linguistics, 1981 - present

  • stationed in Peru, South America, 1981-1982 and 1985-1996
 
Positions held:

  • high school Spanish teacher
  • teacher of linguistics at the Instituto Superior Pedagógico Bilingüe, Yarinacocha
  • linguistic fieldworker, researcher, and analyst
  • consultant in phonology and orthography
  • coordinator of annual Peru Branch Ethno-Linguistic Conferences (ELCONs)
  • editor of academic publications
  • Spanish translator
  • stationed in Ukarumpa, Papua New Guinea, 2003 - 2005
  • linguistic consultant in phonology, phonetics, and orthography
  • Board of directors for TheBibleTranslatorsAssistant, 2013.
 
Volunteer social work:

  • Worked as a counselor at Crisis Pregnancy Centers in Indianapolis, Indiana and Dallas, Texas, 1992-1993
 
Teaching experience (all courses taught were in the area of phonetics, phonology,
  introduction to linguistics, field methods, and language documentation):
 
  • Graduate Institute of Applied Linguistics, Dallas, spring 2007, fall 2007, spring 2008, fall 2008, spring 2009, fall 2009, spring 2010, fall 2010, spring 2011, fall 2011, spring 2012, fall 2012
  • Curso Internacional de Lingüística, Alfabetización y Traducción, Universidad Ricardo Palma, Lima, Peru: fall semester, 2005
  • University of Massachusetts Amherst:  spring, summer, and fall 1998, spring and fall 1999, 2000, 2001, spring 2002
  • University of Oregon, Eugene:  summers of 1994-1996
  • University of North Dakota, Grand Forks:  summers of 1988-1993, 1999, 2002, 2005, 2008
  • University of Texas at Arlington:  fall 1983, spring and fall 1987, spring 1993, fall 2007
  • University of Oklahoma, Norman:  summer 1984
 
Faculty position:

  • Adjunct Associate Professor, University of North Dakota, Graduate School, 2004-2011
  • Assistant Professor, Graduate Institute of Applied Linguistics, fall 2007-fall 2012
  • Adjunct Assistant Professor, University of Texas at Arlington, fall 2007
 
 
Editorial staff:

  • Reviewed papers submitted to the International Journal of American Linguistics, 2002, 2008, 2011, 2012
  • Reviewed a paper submitted to Linguistic Discovery, 2012
  • Reviewed papers submitted to Phonology, 2004, 2008
  • Reviewed papers submitted to the Journal of the International Phonetic Association, 2004, 2006, 2007
  • Reviewed a paper submitted to Language, 2008
  • Reviewed papers submitted to Natural Language and Linguistic Theory, 2008, 2011, 2012
  • Reviewed project proposals submitted to the National Science Foundation, 2009, 2011, 2012
  • Reviewed a paper submitted to Journal of Anthropological Research, 2010
  • Reviewed a paper submitted to The Psychological Record, 2010
  • Reviewed a paper submitted to Computational Linguistics, 2011
  • Reviewed a paper submitted to Proceedings of the Linguistic Symposium on Romance Languages 41, 2012
  • Reviewed a paper submitted to Lingua, 2012
  • Served on the editorial board of the International Journal of Language Studies, 2012
 
Linguistic society service:

  • Served as secretary/treasurer for the Linguistic Society of Papua New Guinea, 2003-2004
 
Oral presentations:

  • 2012. “Sonority distance vs. sonority dispersion — a typological survey.” Presented at the Fourth Annual DFW Metroplex Linguistics Conference, University of Texas at Arlington, November 10.
  • 2010. “How many constraints are there? A preliminary inventory of OT phonological constraints.” Presented at the Second Annual DFW Metroplex Linguistics Conference, Graduate Institute of Applied Linguistics, November 6.
  • 2009. “The transparency and density of phonological rule interactions.” Presented at the First Annual DFW Metroplex Linguistics Conference, University of Texas at Arlington, November 7.
  • 2004. “An affix-specific phoneme in Arammba.” Presented at the Linguistic Society of Papua New Guinea, Divine Word University, Madang, September 11.
  • 2003. “Rhinoglottophilia and the affirmation grunt: a universal tendency.” Presented at the Linguistic Society of Papua New Guinea, University of Technology (Unitech), Lae, August 28.
  • 2002. “The physical substance of sonority.” Presented at Mid-continent Workshop on Phonology 8 (McWOP8). Indiana University, October 26.
  • 1999. “Bora vowels and distinctive feature theory.” Presented at RumJClam 4 (The Fourth Rutgers-UMass Joint Class Meeting). Rutgers University, March 28.
  • 1998. “Disjoint metrical tiers in Huariapano.” Presented at RumJClam 3 (The Third Rutgers-UMass Joint Class Meeting). Amherst, Massachusetts, February 28.
  • 1997. “Glottalized and aspirated stops in Cuzco Quechua.” Presented at the UMass/MIT BBP Workshop (Bay-and-Berkshires Phonology). Cambridge, Massachusetts, October 4.
  • 1991. “The sonority grid in Chamicuro phonology.” Presented at the 47th International Congress of Americanists. Tulane University, New Orleans, July 9.
 
Published works:

  • Articles:
2013.  “Disjoint metrical tiers and positional markedness in Huariapano (Panobo).” GIALens 7.1.
 
2012. “La historia de los iñapari.” Phonetic transcription of a recorded text. Dallas: SIL International and GIAL. (English title: “The history of the Iñaparis.”)

2012. “History of the Huariapanos.” Phonetic transcription of a recorded text. Dallas: SIL International and GIAL.

2012. “Cómo maté un tigre.” Phonetic transcription of a recorded text. Dallas: SIL International and GIAL. (English title: “How I killed a jaguar.”)

2012. “Cómo maté dos tigres.” Phonetic transcription of a recorded text. Dallas: SIL International and GIAL. (English title: “How I killed two jaguars.”)

2012. “Cómo hacer una chacra.” Phonetic transcription of a recorded text. Dallas: SIL International and GIAL. (English title: “How to make a cultivated field.”)

2012. “Cómo construir una casa.” Phonetic transcription of a recorded text. Dallas: SIL International and GIAL. (English title: “How to construct a house.”)

2012. “Sonority distance vs. sonority dispersion — a typological survey.” In Steve Parker, editor. The sonority controversy. Berlin: De Gruyter. pp. 101-65.

2012. “Ambisyllabicity.” To appear in T. A. Hall and Bernd Pompino-Marschall, editors. Wörterbücher zur Sprach- und Kommunikationswissenschaft, volume 4. Mouton de Gruyter.

2012. “Complex onset.” To appear in T. A. Hall and Bernd Pompino-Marschall, editors. Wörterbücher zur Sprach- und Kommunikationswissenschaft, volume 4. Mouton de Gruyter.

2012. “Demisyllable.” To appear in T. A. Hall and Bernd Pompino-Marschall, editors. Wörterbücher zur Sprach- und Kommunikationswissenschaft, volume 4. Mouton de Gruyter.

2011. “Sonority.” In Marc van Oostendorp, Colin J. Ewen, Elizabeth Hume, and Keren Rice, editors. The Blackwell Companion to Phonology, volume II. West Sussex, UK: Wiley-Blackwell. pp. 1160-84.

2010. “Chamicuro data: lateral allophones (Datos del chamicuro: alófonos laterales).” SIL Language and Culture Documentation and Description 7.

2010. “Chamicuro data: laryngeal consonants (Datos del chamicuro: consonantes laríngeas).” SIL Language and Culture Documentation and Description 8.

2010. “Chamicuro data: loanwords (Datos del chamicuro: palabras prestadas).” SIL Language and Culture Documentation and Description 9.

2010. “Chamicuro data: Swadesh list (Datos del chamicuro: lista de Swadesh).” SIL Language and Culture Documentation and Description 10.

2010. “Chamicuro data: morphophonemic paradigms (Datos del chamicuro: paradigmas morfofonémicos).” SIL Language and Culture Documentation and Description 11.

2010. “Chamicuro data: exhaustive list (Datos del chamicuro: lista exhaustiva).” SIL Language and Culture Documentation and Description 12.

2009. “The transparency and density of phonological rule interactions.” Linguistic Typology 13:197-265.

2009. “An affix-specific phoneme in Arammba.” GIALens 3.2.

2008. “Sound level protrusions as physical correlates of sonority.” Journal of Phonetics 36:55-90.

2007. “Un análisis acústico del quechua del Cusco (An acoustic analysis of Cusco Quechua).” GIALens 1.3:1-12.

2006. “A cross-linguistic corpus of forms meaning ‘yes’.” Linguistic Discovery 4:1-34.

2006. “La rinoglotofilia y el gruñido de afirmación — una tendencia universal.” Lengua y Sociedad 8:27-56. 
(English title: “Rhinoglottophilia and the affirmation grunt — a universal tendency.”)

2003. “The psychological reality of sonority in English.” Word 54:359-99.

2001. “Non-optimal onsets in Chamicuro: an inventory maximised in coda position.” Phonology 18:361-86.

2001. “On the phonemic status of [h] in Tiriyó.” International Journal of American Linguistics 67:105-18.

2001. “The acoustic qualities of Bora vowels.” Phonetica 58:179-95.

2000. “Central vs. back vowels.” In Stephen A. Marlett, editor. Work Papers of the Summer Institute of Linguistics, University of North Dakota Session, volume 44. Grand Forks, ND: Summer Institute of Linguistics. pp. 1-19.

1999. “On the behavior of definite articles in Chamicuro.” Language 75:552-62.

1999. “A sketch of Iñapari phonology.” International Journal of American Linguistics 65:1-39.

1998. “Notes on determiners in Chamicuro.” Notes on Linguistics 80:8-22.

1998. “On the phonetic duration of Huariapano rhymes.” In Mark Karan, ed. Work Papers of the Summer Institute of Linguistics, University of North Dakota Session, vol. 42. Grand Forks, ND: Summer Institute of Linguistics. pp. 1-18.

1997. “An OT account of laryngealization in Cuzco Quechua.” In Stephen A. Marlett, ed. Work Papers of the Summer Institute of Linguistics, University of North Dakota Session, vol. 41. Grand Forks, ND: Summer Institute of Linguistics. pp. 1-11.

1996. “Toward a universal form for ‘yes’: or, rhinoglottophilia and the affirmation grunt.” Journal of Linguistic Anthropology 6:85-95.

1996. “Epéntesis de codas en el huariapano.” In Stephen Parker, ed. Estudios etno-lingüísticos III.  Documento de Trabajo no. 31. Yarinacocha, Pucallpa, Peru: Ministerio de Educación and Instituto Lingüístico de Verano. pp. 102-32. (English title:  “Coda epenthesis in Huariapano.”)

1995. “Chamicuro laterals: a case for Radical Underspecification.” Lingua 97:195-210.

1995. “Review of Michael Kenstowicz. 1994. Phonology in generative grammar. Cambridge, Massachusetts: Blackwell.” In Notes on Linguistics 71:48-52.

1994. “Coda epenthesis in Huariapano.” International Journal of American Linguistics 60:95-119.

1994. “Laryngeal codas in Chamicuro.” International Journal of American Linguistics 60:261-71.

1994. “On the motivation for feature geometry.” Notes on Linguistics 65:26-33.

1992. “Geminate alterability: another OCP violation.” Linguistic Analysis 22:246-50.

1992. “El silabeo del grupo consonántico /tl/ en el castellano peruano.” Lexis 16:53-69. (English title:  “On the syllabification of the cluster /tl/ in Peruvian Spanish.”)

1991. “On the syllabification of /tl/ clusters in Spanish.” In Robert A. Dooley and J. Stephen Quakenbush, eds. Work Papers of the Summer Institute of Linguistics, University of North Dakota Session, vol. 35. Grand Forks, ND: Summer Institute of Linguistics. pp. 103-17.

1990. “Laminal sibilants in Chamicuro.” In Robert A. Dooley and John Clifton, eds. Work Papers of the Summer Institute of Linguistics, University of North Dakota Session, vol. 34. Grand Forks, ND: Summer Institute of Linguistics. pp. 59-74.

1989. “The sonority grid in Chamicuro phonology.” Linguistic Analysis 19:3-58.

1989. “Un análisis métrico del acento en el piro.” In Stephen Parker, ed. Estudios etno-lingüísticos. Documento de Trabajo no. 21. Yarinacocha, Pucallpa, Peru: Ministerio de Educación and Instituto Lingüístico de Verano. pp. 114-25. (English title:  “A metrical analysis of Piro stress.”)

1982. Enseñanza del castellano como segundo idioma: resumen y adaptación del libro Teaching English as a Second Language: Techniques and Procedures, by C. B. Paulston and M. N. Bruder. 75 pp. Información de Campo no. 484. Lima, Peru: Instituto Lingüístico de Verano. (English title:  Teaching Spanish as a second language: summary and adaptation of the book Teaching English as a Second Language: Techniques and Procedures.)
 

  • Books:
 
2002. Quantifying the sonority hierarchy. PhD dissertation. University of Massachusetts Amherst. Reproduced and distributed by GLSA (Graduate Linguistics Students’ Association).

1995. Datos de la lengua iñapari. Documento de Trabajo no. 27. Yarinacocha, Pucallpa, Peru: Ministerio de Educación and Instituto Lingüístico de Verano. (English title:  Data from the Iñapari language.)

1994. Datos adicionales del idioma chamicuro. Documento de Trabajo no. 25. Yarinacocha, Pucallpa, Peru: Ministerio de Educación and Instituto Lingüístico de Verano. (English title:  Additional data from the Chamicuro language.)

1992. Datos del idioma huariapano. Documento de Trabajo no. 24. Yarinacocha, Pucallpa, Peru: Ministerio de Educación and Instituto Lingüístico de Verano. (English title:  Data from the Huariapano language.)

1991. Estudios sobre la fonología del chamicuro. Serie Lingüística Peruana no. 30. Yarinacocha, Pucallpa, Peru: Ministerio de Educación and Instituto Lingüístico de Verano. (English title:  Studies in Chamicuro phonology.)

1987. Kana acha’taka ijnachale kana chamekolo (Vocabulario y textos chamicuro). Comunidades y Culturas Peruanas no. 21. Yarinacocha, Pucallpa, Peru: Ministerio de Educación and Instituto Lingüístico de Verano. (English title:  Chamicuro texts and vocabulary.)
 

  • Co-authored works:
 
Parker, Steve, facilitator; Arquímedes Sinuiri Nunta, speaker. 2012 “Cómo maté dos tigres.” Recorded text. Dallas: SIL International and GIAL. (English title: “How I killed two jaguars.”)

Parker, Steve, facilitator; Arquímedes Sinuiri Nunta, speaker. 2012 “History of the Huariapanos.” Recorded text. Dallas: SIL International and GIAL.

Parker, Steve, facilitator; Arquímedes Sinuiri Nunta, speaker. 2012 “History of the Huariapanos in Spanish.” Recorded text. Dallas: SIL International and GIAL.

Parker, Steve, facilitator; Jorge Trigoso Silvano, speaker. 2012. “Cómo construir una casa.” Recorded text. Dallas: SIL International and GIAL. (English title: “How to construct a  house.”)

Parker, Steve, facilitator; Jorge Trigoso Silvano, speaker. 2012. “Cómo hacer una chacra.” Recorded text. Dallas: SIL International and GIAL. (English title: “How to make a cultivated field.”)

Parker, Steve, facilitator; Jorge Trigoso Silvano, speaker. 2012. “Cómo maté un tigre.” Recorded text. Dallas: SIL International and GIAL. (English title: “How I killed a jaguar.”)

Parker, Steve, facilitator; Jorge Trigoso Silvano, speaker. 2012. “History of the Iñaparis in Spanish.” Recorded text. Dallas: SIL International and GIAL.

Parker, Steve, facilitator; Jorge Trigoso Silvano, speaker. 2012. “La historia de los iñapari.” Recorded text. Dallas: SIL International and GIAL. (English title: “The history of the Iñaparis.”)

Isaac Costa de Souza and Steve Parker. 2012. Talking to pets in Arara. To appear in Anthropological Linguistics.
Ashley, Karen C., Lynette Disch, David C. Ford, Erin MacSaveny, Steve Parker, Carla Unseth, Angela M. Williams, Rachel Wong, and Brendon Yoder. 2010. “How many constraints are there? A preliminary inventory of OT phonological constraints.” Occasional Papers in Applied Linguistics No. 9. Dallas: GIAL.

Parker, Esteban, and Deber Quintero. 2007. “Un análisis acústico del quechua del Cusco.” Revista de la Facultad de Humanidades y Lenguas Modernas, Universidad Ricardo Palma. 10:57-73. (English title: “An acoustic analysis of Cusco Quechua.”)

Raymond, Mary, and Steve Parker. 2005. “Initial and medial geminate trills in Arop-Lokep.” Journal of the International Phonetic Association 35:99-111.

Parker, Steve and Mónica. 2004. “Optimality theory and ethical decision making.” In J. Albert Bickford, ed. Work Papers of the Summer Institute of Linguistics, University of North Dakota Session 48:1-11.

Brandão Lopes, Aurise and Steve Parker. 1999. “Aspects of Yuhup phonology.” International Journal of American Linguistics 65:324-42.

Parker, Steve and David Weber. 1996. “Glottalized and aspirated stops in Cuzco Quechua.” International Journal of American Linguistics 62:70-85.

Parker, Stephen and David Weber. 1996. “Las oclusivas glotalizadas y aspiradas en el quechua del Cusco.” In Stephen Parker, ed. Estudios etno-lingüísticos III. Documento de Trabajo no. 31. Yarinacocha, Pucallpa, Peru: Ministerio de Educación and Instituto Lingüístico de Verano. pp. 272-86. (English title:  “Glottalized and aspirated stops in Cuzco Quechua.”)

Davis, Patricia M., Stephen Parker, and Cornelia Noordam Eilander. 1990. “Algunas diferencias entre el castellano y los idiomas vernáculos de la amazonía peruana: sugerencias para la educación bilingüe.” In Agot Bergli, ed. Educación Intercultural. Comunidades y Culturas Peruanas no. 23. Yarinacocha, Pucallpa, Peru: Ministerio de Educación and Instituto Lingüístico de Verano. pp. 111-22. (English title:  “Some differences between Spanish and the vernacular languages of the Amazon region of Peru: suggestions for bilingual education.”)

Davis, Patricia M., Stephen Parker, and Cornelia Noordam Eilander. 1990. “La cultura autóctona y algunas sugerencias para el aula bilingüe.” In Agot Bergli, ed. Educación Intercultural. Comunidades y Culturas Peruanas no. 23. Yarinacocha, Pucallpa, Peru: Ministerio de Educación and Instituto Lingüístico de Verano. pp. 91-100. (English title:  “Autochthonous culture and some suggestions for the bilingual classroom.”)

Eakin, Lucille, Patricia M. Davis, Stephen Parker, and Cornelia Noordam Eilander. 1990. “Estilos de aprendizaje y algunas sugerencias para la enseñanza bilingüe intercultural.” In Agot Bergli, ed. Educación Intercultural. Comunidades y Culturas Peruanas no. 23. Yarinacocha, Pucallpa, Peru: Ministerio de Educación and Instituto Linguístico de Verano. pp. 83-90. (English title: “Learning styles and some suggestions for intercultural bilingual education.”)

Jackson, Philip M. and Steve Parker. 1987. Are Christians all wet? A critical analysis of the purpose of water baptism. Greenwood, Indiana: Growth Publications.
 
Volumes edited:
 
2012. The sonority controversy. Berlin: De Gruyter.

2009-2010. GIAL Occasional Papers in Applied Linguistics, nos. 3-9.

2009. Phonological argumentation: essays on evidence and motivation. Advances in Optimality Theory. London: Equinox Publishing.

2005. Data papers on Papua New Guinea languages, volume 47: phonological descriptions of PNG languages. Ukarumpa: Summer Institute of Linguistics. 338 pp.

1996. Estudios etno-lingüísticos III. Documento de Trabajo no. 31. Yarinacocha, Pucallpa, Peru: Ministerio de Educación and Instituto Lingüístico de Verano. 288 pp. (English title:  Ethno-linguistic studies III.)

1992. Estudios etno-lingüísticos II. Documento de Trabajo no. 23. Yarinacocha, Pucallpa, Peru: Ministerio de Educación and Instituto Lingüístico de Verano. 362 pp. (English title:  Ethno-linguistic studies II.)

1989. Estudios etno-lingüísticos. Documento de Trabajo no. 21. Yarinacocha, Pucallpa, Peru: Ministerio de Educación and Instituto Lingüístico de Verano. 156 pp. (English title:  Ethno-linguistic studies.)
 
Colloquium talks presented:
 

  • “Sonority distance vs. sonority dispersion – a typological survey.” Graduate Institute of Applied Linguistics. November 8, 2012.
  • “Rhinoglottophilia and the affirmation grunt – a universal tendency.” Graduate Institute of Applied Linguistics. February 10, 2011.
  • “Rhinoglottophilia and the affirmation grunt – a universal tendency.” Texas Tech University. April 8, 2010.
  • “The naturalness and density of phonological rule interactions.” University of North Dakota and Summer Institute of Linguistics. June 26, 2008.
  • “The naturalness and density of phonological rule interactions.” Graduate Institute of Applied Linguistics. May 12, 2008.
  • “An affix-specific phoneme in Arammba.” Graduate Institute of Applied Linguistics. May 1, 2006.
  • “La rinoglotofilia y el gruñido de afirmación — una tendencia universal.” Universidad Ricardo Palma (Lima, Peru) and CILTA. November 2, 2005.
  • “Rhinoglottophilia and the affirmation grunt — a universal tendency (or, the Great Eskimo Vocabulary Hoax revisited).” University of North Dakota and Summer Institute of Linguistics. Summer 2005.
  • “Quantifying the sonority hierarchy.” University of North Dakota and Summer Institute of Linguistics. Summer 2002.
  • “Bora vowels and distinctive feature theory.” University of North Dakota and Summer Institute of Linguistics. Summer 1999.
  • “Glottalized and aspirated stops in Cuzco Quechua.” University of Oregon and Summer Institute of Linguistics. Summer 1996.
  • “Rhinoglottophilia and the affirmation grunt—a universal tendency (or, the Great Eskimo vocabulary hoax revisited).” University of Oregon and Summer Institute of Linguistics. Summer 1995.
  • “Coda epenthesis in Huariapano.” University of Oregon and Summer Institute of Linguistics. Summer 1994.
  • “Coda epenthesis in Huariapano.” University of North Dakota and Summer Institute of Linguistics. Summer 1992.
  • “On the syllabification of /tl/ clusters in Spanish.” University of North Dakota and Summer Institute of Linguistics. Summer 1990.
  • “On the phonology of coalescence.” University of North Dakota and Summer Institute of Linguistics. Summer 1988.
 
Master’s theses directed:

  • Served as chair for the Master’s thesis of Bradley Festen, University of North Dakota, 2008. Title: Verbal tone in Mpyemo.
  • Served as chair for the Master’s thesis of Isaac Costa de Souza, University of North Dakota, 2010. Title: A phonological description of “pet talk” in Arara.
  • Served as chair for the Master’s thesis of Carla Unseth, GIAL, 2012. Title: A review of Basic Oral Language Documentation (BOLD) methodology based on a phonological sketch of Laari.
Master’s committee member:
  • Served as a committee member for the Master’s thesis of Aurise Brandão Lopes, Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina, Brazil, 1995. Title: Fonologia da língua Yuhup: uma abordagem não-linear. (English title:  Phonology of the Yuhup language: a non-linear approach.)
  • Christine Keating, GIAL, 2007. Title: A cross-linguistic overview of bilabial trills.
  • Dustin Miller, University of North Dakota, 2008. Title: Production of Bangla stops by native English speakers learning Bangla: an acoustic analysis.
  • Anita Leander, University of North Dakota, 2008. Title: Acoustic correlates of fortis/lenis in San Francisco Ozolotepec Zapotec.
  • Gretta Yoder Owen, University of North Dakota, 2010. Title: Berne, Indiana Swiss German: lessons learned from a small-scale documentation project.
  • Debbie Chang, GIAL, 2010. Title: TAPS: checklist for responsible archiving of digital language resources.
  • Christina Melick, GIAL, 2012. Title: Tone in the Mbelime verb system.
  • Christina Scotte Hornéy, University of North Dakota, 2012. Title: A phonological analysis of Mro Khimi.
 Languages spoken:
 

  • English                                                  native
  • Spanish                                                 fluent
  • Portuguese                                            reading knowledge
  • Tok Pisin (Neo-Melanesian English Pidgin) reading and conversational knowledge
 
Church memberships:
 

  • Community Church of Greenwood, 1477 W. Main St., Greenwood, IN, 46142, (317) 888-6024, senior pastor emeritus: Dr. Charles Lake, Senior Consultant, New Church Specialties/Growth Ministries, 3490 W. Smith Valley Rd., Greenwood, IN, 46142, (317) 881-3693. I have attended this church since 1981.
  • First Baptist Church, 434 N. Pleasant St., Amherst, MA, 01002, (413) 549-3596, office@fbcamherst.org, senior pastor: Greg Mozel. I attended this church from 1996-2002.
  • Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship, 1808 W. Camp Wisdom Rd., Dallas, TX, 75232, (214) 672-9100, senior pastor: Dr. Tony Evans. I have attended this church since 2006.