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Name: Dibella  Wdzenczny  Caminsky
Institution: University of California, Santa Barbara
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State and/or Country: CA
Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics
Language Documentation
Genetic Classification
Specialty: Polysynthetic languages/L/Endangered languages/L/Paleosiberian languages /L/Case systems
Subject Language(s): Ainu
Yukaghir, Northern
Yukaghir, Southern
Enets, Forest
Enets, Tundra
Language Family(ies): Chokotko-Kamchatkan
Selected Publications: (in progress) The diachronic syntax of initial mutation.

(in progress) A typology of sound change in vowel harmony.

(in progress) Inflectional Affordances: Word-internal context as a reflection of stem-meaning. Co-authored with Fermín Moscoso del Prado Martín.

(2013) Book Review: Kittilä, Seppo, Katja Västi & Jussi Ylikoski (eds.) Case, animacy and semantic roles [Typological Studies in Language 99]. (Amsterdam & Philadelphia: John Benjamins, 2011). Studies in Language 37:1. 234-239.

(2012) Book Review: Launey, Michel. An Introduction to Classical Nahuatl. (Cambridge University Press, 2011). LINGUIST List.

(2011) The Case for Fewer Cases in Pre-Chukotko-Kamchatkan: Grammaticalization and semantics in internal reconstruction. MA thesis, Eastern Michigan University.

(2011) “Temporal Markers in Wichí”. In Santa Barbara Working Papers in Linguistics, v.22.

(2009) “Negation in Montana Salish”. Co-authored with Nico Baier. In University of British Columbia Working Papers in Linguistics, v.23.
Courses Taught: LING 201 (EMU): Introduction to Linguistics:
Historical Linguistics, Morphological Change, Syntactic Change
LING 20 (UCSB): Historical Ling/Typology
LING 109 (UCSB): Intro to Syntax
LING 115 (UCSB): Historical Linguistics
Reviewer of: An Introduction to Classical Nahuatl (LL Issue 23.3948)
The Bloomsbury Companion to Historical Linguistics (LL Issue 25.4903)
Languages (LL Issue 24.3192)
Academic Paper Abstract: Negation in Montana Salish
The Case for Fewer Cases in Pre-Chukotko-Kamchatkan: Grammaticalization and semantics in internal reconstruction
Temporal Markers in Wichí

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