Address

Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History

Dr. Mary Walworth

Kahlaische Strasse 10

07745 Jena

GERMANY

Dr. Mary Walworth

Dr. Mary Walworth

Dr. Mary Walworth

Phone:

  • +49 (0) 3641 686-826

Email:

Main Focus

My research focuses on the evolution and interaction of Oceanic languages, specifically in Polynesia and Vanuatu. Through language documentation and comparison of many understudied languages in these areas, I work to uncover not only historical linguistic relationships but also historical relationships between the speakers of these languages (contact networks, spheres of exchange and interaction, and population movement).

Curriculum Vitae

  • BA Anthropology/Philosophy, Marquette University, USA (2004)
  • PhD Linguistics, "The language of Rapa Iti: Description of a language in change", University of Hawai'i, USA (2015)
  • Postdoctoral Research Fellow and P.I., "Documentation of Reo Magareva", National Science Foundation Documentation of Endangered Languages Program (2015-2016)
  • Co-P.I., "LINKEAST: Diversification and linkages among Eastern Polynesian languages", Université de la Polynésie française (2016-)
  • Postdoctoral Researcher in Linguistics, Department of Linguistic and Cultural Evolution, Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History (2016-)

Organizational Unit (Department, Group, Facility):

  • Dept. of Linguistic and Cultural Evolution
 
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