NSF Grant

I recently received funding for another three years to continue work on prehistory and the contributions that language can make to the study of the past. See for more details about the announcement, and some more general information about the grant is available here.

Want to join the lab?

I will be hiring one or two new students this fall. Current Yale undergraduates or graduates only are eligible. Please apply thorugh or email me.

Language documentation slides

Slides are now available from my LSA Language Documentation class.

Note regarding graduate and visiting scholar applications

Potential graduate students: Please note that graduates apply to the department, not to invidiual faculty. Please do not send any application materials to me directly. Information on applying to our program can be found here. I am happy to answer questions about the program that are not otherwise answered on the site.

Applications for visiting scholars: I am unable to sponsor visiting scholars at this time. I cannot respond to unsolicited applications.


I sporadically write posts at I also keep a list of papers on Australian languages at My main lab web site, at, is also updated fairly frequently with new research.

Dialects Work

The North American Dialects Survey is here. Note that the survye is now finished. Thanks to everyone who participated!

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