Patience Epps

LSA 214: Language use in Amazonia

Patience Epps is currently an assistant professor in the Department of Linguistics at the University of Texas at Austin. She received her Ph.D. in Linguistic Anthropology from the University of Virginia in 2005, and held a pre-doctoral fellowship at the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology in Leipzig (2003-2005). Her publications include the monograph A Grammar of Hup (Mouton Grammar Library 43), as well as papers in Diachronica, Linguistic Typology, and Studies in Language. Her research interests involve descriptive and documentary work on indigenous Amazonian languages, typology, language contact and language change, and the implications of the latter for studying Amazonian prehistory.

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