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About Timothy J. Thornes

Dr. Tim Thornes joined the linguistics faculty in the English Department at Boise State University in 2012. He earned both an M.A. and Ph.D. in linguistics from the University of Oregon where he developed his interests in language typology, language documentation, and Native American languages. In 2003, he completed a comprehensive grammar of the Northern Paiute language as a dissertation. His earlier experience includes a B.A. in English (writing emphasis) from Concordia College in Moorhead, Minnesota and three years working as a primary school construction supervisor as a Peace Corps volunteer in Gabon. He has taught linguistics at the University of Oregon and University of Central Arkansas. He has presented and published widely on aspects of Northern Paiute grammatical structures while exploring their relationships both within the ecology of the language and from a cross-linguistic, typological perspective.

Positions

2012 - Present Assistant Professor of Linguistics, Boise State University English Department
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Grants

2018 - Present Documenting Endangered Languages
National Endowment for the Humanities
Research Fellowship
2011 - 2011 A Grammar of the Northern Paiute Language
National Endowment for the Humanities
Research Fellowship
$25,200
2004 - 2008 Northern Paiute Texts
National Science Foundation
Research Grant
$278,702
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Education

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2003 Ph.D. - Linguistics, University of Oregon
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Contact Information

E-mail: timthornes@boisestate.edu



Articles (1)

Books (1)

Contributions to Books (6)

Book Reviews (2)

Presentations (10)

Includes conference presentations and invited talks

Student Mentored Work (1)