Lauren Clemens

Lauren E. Clemens

Primary Field
Linguistic Anthropology
https://www.albany.edu/anthropology
Assistant Professor of Linguistic Anthropology, SUNY, University at Albany, Department of Anthropology
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Knowledge / Expertise
Interest/Specialty Areas Linguistic theory, syntax, prosody, syntax-prosody interface
Biography

Dr. Clemens is a theoretical linguist primarily interested in generative syntax and the syntax-prosody interface. She works primarily with data from the Austronesian and Mayan families, using both traditional and quantitative methods. Her recent projects include investigating the syntactic and prosodic constituency in Niuean (Polynesian), verb-initial word orders in the Polynesian and Mayan families, and the syntactic and prosodic encoding of focus in Ch'ol (Mayan) and Copala Triqui (Otomanguean). Dr. Clemens is also very involved with the Copala Triqui community of the Capital District and she co-directs UAlbany's Copala Triqui Working Group. She regularly teaches Introduction to Syntax, Advanced Syntax, Field Methods in Anthropological Linguistics, and Linguistic Structures. For more information about Dr. Clemens's research and teaching: https://www.lingdomain.org

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Geographic Areas of Expertise International
East Asia and the Pacific
Western Hemisphere
Languages
Ch’ol
Niuean
Triqui
Curriculum Vitae
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