Jonathan North Washington

[ English (U.S.) | ˈɪŋɡlɪʃ (jʉˈɛs) | Кыргызча | قىرعىزچا | Халхаар | Русский | ייִדיש | yidiš ]
Half Moon Bay, California, USA
Photo: Dani Vargas

I am a Ph.D. student in the Linguistics and Central Eurasian Studies (CEUS) departments at Indiana University in Bloomington. I hold an M.A. in Central Eurasian Studies (2012) from IU, as well as an M.A. in Linguistics (2010) from the University of Washington in Seattle. I received my undergraduate degree in both linguistics and anthropology (2005) from Brandeis University in Waltham, MA.

The focus of my work is Turkic languages, especially Kazakh and Kyrgyz. My research interests include phonological theory, phonetics, historical and socio-historical linguistics, and language description and documentation. I also work on computational models of Turkic phonology and morphology, and my Masters thesis examined sonority-based unfaithfulness across syllable boundaries in Turkic languages. I spent a year doing field work in Kyrgyzstan in 2007-2008 on a Fulbright.

I use, support, and develop Free / open source software, which I exclusively rely on (e.g., linux, LaTeX) and write (usually in python) to accomplish a number of everyday tasks, often linguistics-related.



Squibs / term papers, research papers, and presentations:


What I do for fun; not entirely different from what I study: