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Patricia Shaw

Patricia A. Shaw is the Founding Chair (1996-2014) of the First Nations Languages Program at University of British Columbia, and Professor of Anthropological Linguistics with particular interests in sound systems; the interface of phonology with phonetics and morphology; literacy and oral traditions; language contact and change. For several decades she has worked in close collaboration with members of critically endangered language communities to record and analyze extant grammatical and cultural knowledge, to teach research skills and archiving methodologies, to develop pedagogical materials for language revitalization, and to teach First Nations languages at UBC and in various BC communities.

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