David Inman

My research is centered on Indigenous American languages, their linguistic properties, history, and typological profile. My doctoral research was on documenting properties of Nuuchahnulth, a Wakashan language spoken in Canada, and I continue investigating the challenges to syntactic theory that this language presents. As part of the Out of Asia team, I am developing typological questionnaires targeting areal patterns in the Americas, and investigating how these typologies overlap to produce areas of historically intense linguistic contact. This is one part of the broader project to compare the linguistic data to genetic and geographic understandings to paint a better picture of the historical development of the Americas.