Jan P. van Eijk





B.A.                 State University of Leiden (The Netherlands)

M.A.                State University of Leiden (The Netherlands)

Ph.D.               University of Amsterdam (The Netherlands)


Phone:             (306) 790-5950, ext. 3309

Fax:                  (306) 790-5995

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Areas of Specialization/Research Interests

  • Amerindian languages (in particular of the Salish and Algonquian families)
  • Phonetics and Phonology
  • Morphology
  • Historical-Comparative Linguistics


Recent publications

  • The Lillooet Language: Phonology, Morphology, Syntax. Vancouver: University of British Columbia Press. 1997.
  • ‘CVC Reduplication in Salish.’ Pp. 453-476 of Ewa Czaykowska-Higgins and M. Dale Kinkade (eds), Salish Languages and Linguistics: Theoretical and Descriptive Perspectives. Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter. 1998.
  • ‘Who is Súnulqaz’?: A Salish Quest.’ Anthropological Linguistics 43:177-197. 2001
  • ‘A Case of Spurious Metathesis in Lillooet.’ Pp. 377-381 of Carrie Gillon, Naomi Sawai, and Rachel Wojdak (eds), Papers for the Thirty-Seventh International Conference on Salish and Neighbouring Languages. Vancouver: University of British Columbia Working Papers in Linguistics, vol. 9. 2002.
  • ‘Locus and Ordering in Lillooet Morphology.’ Pp. 454-467 of Donna B. Gerdts and Lisa Matthewson (eds), Studies in Salish Linguistics in Honor of M. Dale Kinkade. University of Montana Occasional Papers in Linguistics No. 17. 2004.
  • ‘The Inclusive and Exclusive in Shuswap: A Background Investigation.’ Pp. 381-397 of Elena Filimonova (ed.), Clusivity: Typology and Case Studies of the Inclusive-Exclusive Distinction. Amsterdam/Philadelphia: John Benjamins Publishing Company. 2005.
  • 'Salish and Algonquian: A Possible Relationship Revisited.' Pp.403-416 of H. Christoph Wolfart (ed.), Papers of the 38th Algonquian Conference. Winnipeg: University of Manitoba. 2007.


[August 2008]

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