Monica Macaulay

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Monica Macaulay is a Professor of Linguistics at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, where she is also affiliated with the American Indian Studies Program. Macaulay received her PhD in 1987 for her research on morphology and cliticization in Chalcatongo Mixtec at the University of California, Berkeley.[1][2] She has worked on documenting various indigenous languages of North America, especially Menominee and Potawatomi. She has published a number of linguistic studies on, especially, the syntax and semantics of Mixtec, Karuk and Algonquian.[3]

Macaulay is currently the president of the Endangered Language Fund,[4] as well as the co-editor of the Papers of the Algonquian Conference. She has also written a grammar of Chalcatongo Mixtec and a survival skills manual for graduate students in linguistics.

Since 1996, she has been the project director for the Women in Linguistics Mentoring Alliance (WILMA), a project of the Linguistic Society of America.[5]

Key publications[edit]

  • (2014) Macaulay, M. Ézhe-bmadzimgek gdebodwéwadmi-zheshmomenan: Potawatomi Dictionary. (Co-compiled with Lindsay Marean, Laura Welcher, and Kimberly Wensaut; self-published with Forest County Potawatomi Community.)
  • (2012) Macaulay, M. Menominee Dictionary (Self-published with Menominee Tribe of Wisconsin.)
  • (2011) Macaulay, M. Surviving Linguistics: A Guide for Graduate Students (second edition). Somerville, MA: Cascadilla Press. (First edition 2006.)
  • (2009) Macaulay, M. A Beginner’s Dictionary of Menominee. (Co-compiled with Marianne Milligan; self-published with Menominee Tribe of Wisconsin.)
  • (1996) Macaulay, M. A Grammar of Chalcatongo Mixtec. (Grammar with texts and dictionary; 298 pp.) University of California Publications in Linguistics, Vol. 127. Berkeley, Los Angeles: University of California Press.


  1. ^ "Monica Macaulay (CV)". Retrieved January 22, 2015.
  2. ^ "Publications | Linguistics". Retrieved 2018-03-09.
  3. ^ "Monica Macaulay - Google Scholar Citations". Retrieved 2018-03-09.
  4. ^ "Endangered Language Fund: Board of Directors". Archived from the original on January 23, 2015. Retrieved January 22, 2015.
  5. ^ "History of WILMA". Linguistic Society of America. Retrieved January 22, 2015.

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