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, lexical semantics (esp. vis-à-vis voice and valence), linguistic typology, sociolinguistics (esp. ethnography), Construction Grammar, Critical Discourse Analysis; Japanese
Hupa [hup] (California Athabaskan; 2007-present)
Andoa [anb] (Zaparoan; Peru; 2009)
Chungli Ao [njo] (Tibeto-Burman; California; 2008-2011)
Lotha [njh] (Tibeto-Burman; California; 2012-present)
Kazakh [kaz] (Turkic; Arkansas; 2012)
Kinyarwanda [kin] (Bantu; Arkansas; 2013)
Submitted. "A preliminary semantics and morphosyntactic typology of Chungli Ao descriptions of cutting and breaking (C&B) events." To an international jounal, name withheld pending blind review.
Submitted. "Prototypical causative constructions? An empirical test of Dixon (2000)." To an international jounal, name withheld pending blind review.
To Appear. "Causative constructions in two Naga languages." Southern Journal of Linguistics. Fall 2014.
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. [refereed book chapter]
2012. “The syntactic causative construction in Hupa (California Athabaskan).” Rice Working Papers in Linguistics, Vol. 3. [peer-reviewed working paper]
2012. With Lindsey Newbold: “Notes on the structure of the Hupa personal narrative.” Alaska Native Language Center Working Papers (2012). [refereed proceedings paper]
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. [co-edited volume]