Commonly Taught Courses
English Language 327 English Phonetics and Phonology Linguistics 330 Introduction to Linguistics Linguistics 427 Phonology and Morphology Linguistics 580R Field Methods in Linguistics Linguistics 651 Phonology
Dr. Elzinga’s research interests are phonological description and theory, the sound structure of English, and Uto-Aztecan linguistics.
Research InterestsDr. Elzinga's research interests include the documentation, description, and analysis of the Numic (Uto-Aztecan) languages Shoshone, Goshute, Ute, and Paiute. He has worked with Native communities in Utah, Nevada, Arizona, and Colorado on language documentation projects. Dr. Elzinga is also interested in general trends in phonological theory and in the sound structure of English.
Teaching InterestsDr. Elzinga teaches courses in basic and advanced phonology, field methods in linguistics, and the linguistics, history, and sociology of constructed languages like Esperanto and Klingon.
- PHD, LINGUISTICS , UNIV OF ARIZONA (1999)
- MA, LINGUISTICS , UNIV OF UTAH (1993)
- BA, GERMAN , UNIV OF UTAH (1992)