Assistant Professor of Linguistics
Natalie Weber joins the Linguistics Department as an Assistant Professor. Her interests are in theoretical phonology (the study of sound structure) and issues at the interface between the domains of sound structure (prosody) and domains of grammatical structure (morphology and syntax) in natural language. Her program of research incorporates both linguistic theory and empirical language description, and she is currently conducting fieldwork with speakers of two dialects of Blackfoot (Algonquian) in Lethbridge, Alberta. Her Ph.D. thesis at the University of British Columbia is titled “Prosodic constituency in Blackfoot”.