This is the homepage of Arienne M. Dwyer
Co-Director, Institute for Digital Research in the Humanities
Associate Professor of Linguistic Anthropology, KU Anthropology
Ph.D. in Chinese and Altaic Linguistics, University of Washington, 1996.
I have conducted 20 years of in situ research on Turkic-Mongolic-Sinitic-Bodic language and culture contact in Inner and Central Asia and has directed a number of cooperative language research projects in Inner and Central Asia. Internationally she acts as a consultant in endangered language documentation and multimedia annotation and archiving. At the University of Kansas, I teach graduate and undergraduate courses in language and society, constructed languages, linguistic data processing, lexicography, language ideologies and ethnopoetics, and ethnicity and languages of China and Central Asia. I initiated the KU Uyghur language program and co-authored the textbook and audio (which is freely available here, and had been the most heavily-downloaded item on KU ScholarWorks for the last three years). I organize Digital Humanities workshops, and teach language documentation & technology workshops.
Research and Teaching Interests
· Community-based Language Research and language support aka reacquisition [Grandstaff]
· Discourse-based approaches to Grammar
· Less-commonly taught language pedagogy: esp. modern and premodern Uyghur, comparative Turkic
· Language Contact and Variation (esp. areal processes, creolization, and discourse and language ideologies)
· Digital Media Archives, Cyberlinguistics, and cyberanthropology: Computing applications, methods, and standards for analyzing linguistic and ethnographic field data; corpora, relational databases, XML tools, Unicode; metadata.
· Performance, Narrative Structure and Ethnopoetics
· Linguistic and Cultural Contact in Inner Asia
· Sinitic, Turkic, & Mongolic languages: Salar, Uyghur, Monguor, Mangghuer, Baonan, Wutun, Kangjia, Northwest Mandarin
· Language, Power, and Ethnicity
Current Research Projects
· P.I., Light Verbs in Uyghur (NSF-BCS 1065524) Studying universal properties of V-V light verb constructions via a corpus-based diachronic study of the Central Asian Turkic Uyghur language.
· P.I., Interactive Inner Asia (NSF-BCS 1053152)
· P.I. CoLang: Institute for Collaborative Language Research (NSF-BCS 1065469)a summer school in documentary linguistics, (formerly InField) co-directed with Carlos M Nash; Assistant Director Jari Billiot), June-July 2012. Contact: colang ku.edu
Curriculum Vita [pdf]
Tomato-Throwing Opportunities (at upcoming talks and courses)
Items for the Overly Serious
· More Gousse, Rames
· About the Goon Show
· A Puzzler
¿Why has the endearing bactrian camel been swapped out for a portrait with floral headgear? Stay tuned as the drama unfolds.
Dr. Arienne M. Dwyer
Co-Director, Institute for Digital Research in the Humanities, http://idrh.ku.edu/
last modified 5 September 2011