Bruce Timothy Morén-Duollja

Førsteamanuensis Fakultet for lærerutd., kunst og kultur
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General description:

My main topics of interest are phonology, phonetics, morphology and syntax, as well as orthography and language description.

I am currently concentrating on one of the most fascinating and complex languages I have ever encountered - a minority non-Germanic Scandinavian language indigenous to Norway and Sweden called Lule Saami.

Since Lule Saami is a poorly described endangered language, basic research is necessary and time-critical. One of the things that makes my current research exciting is that it will revolutionize the way we view the grammar of all the Saami languages and may change the way we view some aspects of all human languages. It also promises to contribute to (re)vitalization efforts for the Saami languages.

Academic background:

2014 - Associate Professor at Nord University

2008 - Senior Researcher at the University of Tromsø

2006 - Researcher at the University of Tromsø

2003 - Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University of Tromsø

2002 - Visiting Assistant Professor at Cornell University

2001 - Visiting Assistant Professor at Boston University

1999 - Visiting Assistant Professor at Georgetown University

1999 - Doctor of Philosophy in Linguistics at the University of Maryland at College Park

1997 - Master of Arts in Linguistics at the University of Maryland at College Park

1994 - Bachelor of Arts in Linguistics (summa cum laude) at the University of Maryland at College Park

Academic advising and committees:

Four doctoral dissertations (University of Tromsø)

Two masters theses (University of Tromsø, New Sorbonne University - Paris III)

Three doctoral dissertation committees (Georgetown University, Boston University)

Two masters thesis committees (University of Tromsø, New Sorbonne University - Paris III)

One senior honors thesis committee (Georgetown University)

Teaching topics (including):

Language and linguistics, phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, phonetics-phonology interface, tone and intonation, optimality theory, phonological feature theory and Lule Saami grammar

Research projects:

2011-2015 - Mávsulasj Spoken Lule Saami Documentation - leader - financed by the Research Council of Norway

2009-2013 - The Intonation of the Saami Languages - member - financed by the Tromsø Research Foundation

2009-2012 - Network for Saami Documentation and Revitalization - leader - financed by NordForsk

2008-2011 - Mávsulasj Báhkogirjje Pilot Project - leader - financed by the Tromsø Research Foundation

2003-2012 - CASTL's Segmental Phonology Project - leader - financed by the Research Council of Norway

Publications, talks, etc.: Link to Cristin