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Janis Nuckolls

Professor
Linguistics

4055 JFSB
Provo, UT 84602

Biography

Commonly Taught Courses

LING 330, LING 551

Biography

I am an anthropological linguist with field experience primarily in Amazonian Ecuador, province of Pastaza. My research interests center upon the cultural poetics of Quichua verbal practice and the role of ideophones and grammatical categories such as evidentiality in the expression of attitudinal alignments with nonhuman nature. My latest thoughts on all of this can be found in Lessons from a Quechua Strongwoman: Ideophony, Dialogue and Perspective, published by The University of Arizona Press. I teach Quichua Field Studies Classes in Ecuador during summers at the Andes and Amazon Field School in the Napo Province. My current research projects involve putting together various ‘pieces’ of Quichua grammar, including its phonology and verbal morphology, and delving more deeply into the possible role played by ideophony in the communication of unconventional knowledge.

Degrees

BA 1981 University of Wisconsin, Madison

MA 1983 University of Chicago

PhD 1990 University of Chicago

Interests

Morpholgy, semantics, pragmatics, discourse processes, Quichua languages, sound symbolism, ideophony

Honors and Awards

  • Barker lectureship, College of Humanities (2013 - 2014)

Courses Taught

Publications

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Presentations

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Janis Bozic Nuckolls Sarah Hatton Alex Rice Diana Sun Tod Swanson
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Janis Bozic Nuckolls Joseph Abraham Roseanne Hopper Elizabeth Nielsen
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Janis Bozic Nuckolls