Ramon Escamilla, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor - Linguistics
Thompson Hall 324
Ph.D., Linguistics, U.C. Berkeley
M.A., Linguistics, U.C. Berkeley
B.A., Japanese, U.C. Berkeley
American Translators Association Certified Translator (CT; Japanese to English; #459030)
Native California, causative constructions, lexical semantics (esp. vis-à-vis voice and valence), linguistic typology, Construction Grammar, language and power, Critical Discourse Analysis
Fieldwork and elicitation work:
Hupa (California Athabaskan; in situ; 2007-present)
Chungli Ao (Tibeto-Burman; California; 2008-2011)
Lotha (Tibeto-Burman; California; 2012-present)
Andoa (Zaparoan; in situ [briefly, in 2009])
Kazakh (Turkic; Arkansas; 2012)
Other languages of professional interest: Japanese, Norwegian
To appear. “Semantic transitivity accounts for the distributional divide between syntactic causatives and less compact periphrastic means of encoding causal relations in Hupa (California Athabaskan).” In the Proceedings of the 4th Anuual Tampa Linguistics Workshop.
2013. "Discriminatory discursive strategies used by the Japanese mainstream news media in the representation of resident foreign nationals: a Critical Discourse Analysis-based examination.” In Critical and Corpus-Based Approaches to Intercultural Rhetoric, Gayle Nelson and Diane Belcher, eds. University of Michigan Press.
2012. “The syntactic causative construction in Hupa (California Athabaskan).”
Rice Working Papers in Linguistics, Vol. 3.
2012. With Lindsey Newbold: “Notes on the structure of the Hupa personal narrative.”
Alaska Native Language Center Working Papers (2012).
2012. With Sarah Berson, Alex Bratkievich, Daniel Bruhn, Amy Campbell, Allegra Giovine, Lindsey Newbold, Marta Piqueras-Brunet, & Russell Rhomieux, eds.
Proceedings of the Thirty-Fourth Annual Meeting of the Berkeley Linguistics Society. Berkeley, CA: Berkeley Linguistics Society. (Edited volume)