Claire Bowern

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search

Claire Bowern is a linguist who works with Australian indigenous languages.[1] She is currently Professor of Linguistics at Yale University.[2]

Bowern received her PhD from Harvard University in 2004 for her research on the historical morphology of complex verb constructions in non-Pama-Nyungan languages.[3] In 2007, the NSF/NEH awarded her a grant to study Bardi texts from the 1920s.[4]

She is the author of a well-respected and widely used linguistics field methods textbook (Bowern 2008).[5]

Since 2015 she has served as the vice president of the Endangered Language Fund.[6][7]

Key publications[edit]

  • (2014) Bowern, Claire and Bethwyn Evans (eds). Routledge Handbook of Historical Linguistics. Basingstoke: Routledge.
  • (2012) Bowern, Claire. A Grammar of Bardi. Mouton de Gruyter.
  • (2011) Bowern, Claire. Sivisa Titan: Sketch Grammar, Texts, Vocabulary Based on Material Collected by P. Josef Meier and Po Minis. University of Hawaii Press.
  • (2010) Bowern, Claire and Terry Crowley. An Introduction to Historical Linguistics. Oxford/New York: Oxford University Press. Fourth edition.
  • (2008) Bowern, Claire. Linguistic Fieldwork: A practical guide. Palgrave. (Online Materials) (2nd Edition 2015)
  • (2004) Bowern, Claire and Harold Koch (eds). Australian Languages: Classification and the Comparative Method. Benjamins


  1. ^ "Claire Bowern - Google Scholar Citations". Retrieved 8 March 2018.
  2. ^ "Claire Bowern | Department of Anthropology". Retrieved 8 March 2018.
  3. ^ "Harvard Linguistics Alumni, 2000s". Retrieved 8 March 2018.
  4. ^ "Claire Bowern – Professor, Yale Linguistics". Retrieved 19 November 2017.
  5. ^ Rogers, Chris; Campbell, Lyle (2008). "Review of Linguistic Fieldwork: A Practical Guide". Anthropological Linguistics. 50 (3/4): 393–397. JSTOR 20639012.
  6. ^ "Endangered Language Fund". Archived from the original on 23 January 2015. Retrieved 22 January 2015.
  7. ^ "Claire Bowern elected vice president of the Endangered Language Fund | Linguistics". Retrieved 8 March 2018.

External links[edit]