Featured Linguist!

Jost Gippert: Our Featured Linguist!

"Buenos dias", "buenas noches" -- this was the first words in a foreign language I heard in my life, as a three-year old boy growing up in developing post-war Western Germany, where the first gastarbeiters had arrived from Spain. Fascinated by the strange sounds, I tried to get to know some more languages, the only opportunity being TV courses of English and French -- there was no foreign language education for pre-teen school children in Germany yet in those days. Read more

Donate Now | Visit the Fund Drive Homepage

Amount Raised:


Still Needed:


Can anyone overtake Syntax in the Subfield Challenge ?

Grad School Challenge Leader: University of Washington

Publishing Partner: Cambridge University Press CUP Extra Publisher Login
amazon logo
More Info

Personal Directory Information

Name: Anicka  Fast (IPA: ʌnika fæst)
Institution: School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London
Email: click here to access email
State and/or Country: US
United Kingdom   
Linguistic Field(s): Language Documentation
Anthropological Linguistics
Selected Publications: Optimality and opacity in Canadian French vowel harmony: A variationist account. To appear in Revue des étudiants en linguistique du Québec 2 (1).
Managing linguistic diversity in the church: Language ideological contestation within a shared moral framework in south-western Burkina Faso. To appear in Proceedings of the 2nd Oxford Postgraduate Linguistics Conference, Oxford, September 21-22, 2007.
Moral incoherence in documentary linguistics: Theorizing the interventionist aspect of the field. In Naomi Hilton (ed.) Proceedings of the 5th Cambridge Postgraduate Conference in Linguistics, Cambridge, March 20-21, 2007
Evolving linguistic standards in Quebec: A sociolinguistic analysis of production, perception and evaluation. Paper presented at the New Ways of Analyzing Variation 32 conference, Philadelphia, PA, October 2003.

Add to Linguist Directory Update your entry