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Name: Herbert  Purnell
Institution: Biola University
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State and/or Country: US
Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
Language Acquisition
Subject Language(s): Mien, Iu
Thai, Northern
Language Family(ies): Hmong-Mien
Selected Publications: A Colorful Colloquial: An Introduction to the Study of Spoken Northern Thai.
A Short Northern Thai - English Dictionary.
(Ed) Yao - English Dictionary.
The stanzaic structure of Northern Thai (Lannathai) khaaw poetry.
(Ed) Studies in Miao and Yao Linguistics.
Developing practical orthographies for the Iu Mien (Yao), 1932-1986: A case study.
The metrical structure of Yiu Mien secular songs.
Lexical tone and musical pitch in an Iu Mien Yao wedding song.
Linking the language classroom and the target language speech community.
Putting it all together: Components of a secular song in Iu-Mienh.
Steps toward standardization of a minority orthography: An update on Mien (Yao).
An Iu Mien – English Dictionary with Cultural Notes.
Courses Taught: Applied Linguistics
Discourse Analysis
Introduction to Language & Linguistics
Practicum in Language & Culture Learning
Second Language Acquisition
Seminar in Applied Linguistics

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