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- (in progress). Semantic alignment in Chitimacha.
- (Review article) On linguistics, linguists, and our times: A linguist’s personal narrative reviewed. Linguistic Typology 17(2): 291-321. August 2013. DOI: 10.1515/lity-2013-0013. Preprint available here.
- Hieber, Daniel W. 2013. A dictionary of Chitimacha (Scholar’s Edition). Charenton, LA: The Chitimacha Tribe of Louisiana. (not available for public purchase – please email me if you’d like a copy)
- Hieber, Daniel W. 2013. A dictionary of Chitimacha (Learner’s Edition). Charenton, LA: The Chitimacha Tribe of Louisiana. (not available for public purchase – please email me if you’d like a copy)
Workshops & Presentations
- “Renaissance on the bayou: Revitalizing the Chitimacha language.” Talk presented at the University of California Grad Slam, a competition for the best 3-minute research talk by a graduate student. (video)
- “Category genesis through schematicity: On the origin of preverbs in Chitimacha.” Talk presented at the Silver Anniversary Reunion of the Linguistics Department at the University of California, Santa Barbara, 11 Oct 2014. (pptx)
- “Degrees & dimensions of grammaticalization in Chitimacha preverbs.” Paper presented at the 17th Annual Workshop on American Indigenous Languages (WAIL), 2-3 May 2014, University of California, Santa Barbara. (pdf, pptx)
- “Building the lexicon for awakening languages.” Paper presented at the Conference on Language Revitalization: Sleeping & Awakened Languages of the Gulf South, 7 March 2014, Tulane University, New Orleans LA. (pdf, pptx)
- “Semantic alignment in Chitimacha.” Paper presented at the Society for the Study of the Indigenous Languages of the Americas (SSILA) Winter Meeting 2014, Minneapolis, MN. (pdf, pptx)
- “The politically incorrect guide to language death”. Invited lecture given to ANTH 305, ‘Language and Culture’, Professor Amy L. Paugh, James Madison University, 6 November 2012. (pdf, pttx)
- (with Lorraine Manavi and Kasra Manavi). “Rosetta Stone and Navajo Language Renaissance: Collaboration for revitalization”. Invited plenary talk presented at Athabaskan Languages Conference, 16 Aug (15 – 17) 2012. (pdf, pptx)
- “An introduction to language typology”. Three-part lecture series. Rosetta Stone, Harrisonburg, VA. 15, 22 & 29 June 2012. (Part I: pdf, pptx; Part II: pdf, pptx; Part III: pdf, pptx)
- “Digital collaborationː 21st Century tools for revitalization”. Poster presented atː Language Revitalization in the 21st Century, 1 Jun (31 May – 1 Jun 2012, CUNY Graduate Center & the National Museum of the American Indian, New York, NY. (poster, handout)
- “Language endangerment and nationalism”. Invited talk co-sponsored by the Latin American Studies program and the Arts & Sciences Lectures Committee, The College of William & Mary, 27 January 2012. (pdf, pptx)
- “Language endangerment: A history”. Invited lecture given to ANTH 305 ‘Language and Culture’, Professor Amy L. Paugh, James Madison University, 10 November 2011. (pdf, pptx)
- “Canonical Typology”. Talk given to Rosetta Stone, Harrisonburg VA, Sept 2011. (pdf, pptx)
- (with Lorraine Begay Manavi and Marion Bittinger) “A case study in digital collaboration: Navajo Language Renaissance and Rosetta Stone Navajo”. Stabilizing Indigenous Languages Symposium, Albuquerque, New Mexico, 20 May 2011. (pdf, pptx)
- (with Marion Bittinger) “Language revitalization: Issues with reference to Navajo”. Invited lecture given to ANTH 305 ‘Language and Culture’, Professor Amy L. Paugh, James Madison University, 7 April 2011. (pdf, pptx)
- Workshop on Chitimacha language revitalization. Charenton, LA. 4 Oct 2010 – 9 Oct 2010. A one-week workshop with the Chitimacha tribe focusing on immersion teaching methods and best practices for dictionary creation. Invited.
- “Elicitation techniques”. Invited talk given to Rosetta Stone, Harrisonburg VA, June 2010. (pdf, docx)
- (with Marion Bittinger) “Language revitalization: Navajo”. Invited lecture given to ANTH 305 ‘Language and Culture’, Professor Amy L. Paugh, James Madison University, 12 November 2009. (pdf, pptx)
Book Reviews & Notices
- Review of Languages across boundaries, edited by Dik Bakker & Martin Haspelmath. Linguist List 26.542. 24 April 2014. Accessible at: http://linguistlist.org/issues/26/26-542.html.
- Review of Canonical morphology and syntax, edited by Dunstan Brown, Marina Chumakina, & Greville G. Corbett. Linguist List 24.4963. 05 December 2013. Accessible at: http://linguistlist.org/issues/24/24-4963.html.
- Review of An introduction to linguistic typology, by Viveka Velupillai. Linguist List 24.2550. 24 June 2013. Accessible at: http://linguistlist.org/issues/24/24-2550.html.
- Review of A short grammar of Alorese (Austronesian), by Marian Klamer. eLanguage. 19 June 2013. Accessible at: http://elanguage.net/blogs/booknotices/?p=2525.
- Review of Documenting endangered languages: Achievements and perspectives, by Nicole Nau, Geoffrey L. J. Haig, Stefan Schnell, and Claudia Wegener. Linguist List 23.2390. 19 May 2012. Accessible at: http://linguistlist.org/issues/23/23-2390.html
- Review of Handbook of descriptive linguistic fieldwork, by Shobhana L. Chelliah and Willem J. de Reuse. Linguist List 22.3129. 5 August 2011. Accessible at: http://linguistlist.org/issues/22/22-3129.html
- Review of The study of language, 4th edn., by George Yule. eLanguage. 18 April 2011. Accessible at: http://elanguage.net/blogs/booknotices/?p=1510
- Review of The syntax of object marking in Sambaa: A comparative Bantu perspective, by Kristina Riedel. Linguist List 21.4069. 14 October 2010. Accessible at: http://linguistlist.org/issues/21/21-4069.html
- Review of Dying words: Endangered languages and what they have to tell us, by Nicholas Evans. Linguist List 20.2673. 3 August 2009. Accessible at: http://linguistlist.org/issues/20/20-2673.html
- Language revitalization in Africa. Committee on Endangered Languages & their Preservation Facebook page. Accessible at: https://www.facebook.com/notes/committee-on-endangered-languages-and-their-preservation/language-revitalization-in-africa/745305242171758.
- The necessity of grammatical constructions. Diversity Linguistics Comment, 23 February 2014. Accesible at: http://dlc.hypotheses.org/660
- Language as action. Mises Institute, 14 June 2013. Accessible at: http://mises.org/daily/6448/Language-as-Action
- Typology: The study of unity or diversity? Diversity Linguistics Comment, 28 September 2012. Accessible at: http://dlc.hypotheses.org/299
- English for all, freedom for none. Mises Institute, 25 September 2012. Accessible at: http://mises.org/daily/6199/English-for-All-Freedom-for-None
- Why do languages die? Mises Institute, 4 January 2012. Accessible at: http://mises.org/daily/5846/Why-Do-Languages-Die (Chinese; Portuguese)
- Language and the socialist-calculation problem. Mises Institute, 7 September 2010. Accessible at: http://mises.org/daily/4687 (Spanish version available here)
Rosetta Stone Projects
- Chitimacha (Sitimaxa). Cultural Department, Chitimacha Tribe of Louisiana. Completed January 2010. Not available for public purchase.
- Navajo (Diné Bizaad). Navajo Language Renaissance. Completed September 2010. Available for purchase at Salina Bookshelf or directly from Navajo Language Renaissance. (demo)
- Iñupiaq (Iñupiatun). Iñupiat History, Language and Culture Commission, North Slope Borough of Alaska. Completed August 2011. Not available for public purchase. (demo)
Articles in the Media
- “Where theory meets practice: Using language to help make the world a better place”. Linguavore: RVoice. 26 January 2012. Accessible at: http://blog.rosettastone.com/2012/01/26/where-theory-meets-practice-using-language-to-help-make-the-world-a-better-place/
- “Language myths and complicated languages”. Linguavore: RVoice. 21 September 2011. Accessible at: http://blog.rosettastone.com/language-myths-and-complicated-languages/
- “Chitimacha: Building blocks for revitalization”. Linguavore: RVoice. 10 November 2010. Accessible at: http://blog.rosettastone.com/2010/11/10/chitimacha-building-blocks-for-revitalization/
- “Rising to the challenge: Navajo”. Linguavore: RVoice. 25 August 2010. Accessible at: http://blog.rosettastone.com/2010/08/25/rising-to-the-challenge-producing-navajo/
- “Growing up”. In Following the Yellow Arrow: Younger Pilgrims on the Camino, eds. Lynn K. Talbot and Andrew Talbot Squires. Wingspan Press. 2011. (pdf)
- “18 going on 19″. In American Pilgrim Magazine, Vol. 1, No. 2 (Fall 2005). (pdf)
- “Syntactic typology of Choctaw & Nankina”. Term paper, Syntax / Typology, LSA Institute, University of Colorado Boulder, Summer 2011. (pdf)
- “Teaching from difference”. Class assignment, Linguistic Anthropology, James Madison University, Fall 2009. (pdf)
- (with David Godfrey) “The Navajo language”. Class assignment, Linguistic Anthropology, James Madison University, Fall 2009. (pdf)
- “On the status of the subject agreement marker in Swahili”. Term paper, Advanced Syntax, The College of William & Mary in Virginia, Spring 2008. (pdf)
- “A grammar of Turkish”. Term paper, Descriptive Linguistics, The College of William & Mary in Virginia, Fall 2007. (pdf)
- A linguistic review of Baboon Metaphysics by Dorothy L. Cheney & Robert M. Seyfarth. Class assignment, Science & Human Agency, The College of William & Mary in Virginia, Fall 2007. (pdf)
- “Language change and variation in Mombasa: Recent trends in Kimvita Swahili”. Independent study project, Development, Health & Society, School for International Training, Kenya, Spring 2007. (pdf)
- “What’s in a word?: Code-switching in Mombasa Swahili”. Independent study project, Swahili Studies & Coastal Cultures, School for International Training, Kenya, Fall 2006. (pdf)
- “Truth and the sentential hierarchy”. Term paper, Philosophy of Language, The College of William & Mary in Virginia, Spring 2006. (pdf)
- “Discourse connectives and pragmatic implications”. Term paper, Sentence Semantics, The College of William & Mary in Virginia, Spring 2006. (pdf)
- “UC Grad Slam tests scholars’ communication skills”, by Carolyn McMillian. University of California Press Room, April 16, 2015.
- “For UCSB linguistics Ph.D. student Daniel Hieber, a second-place win in inaugural UC Grad Slam was the ‘icing on the cake'”, by Patricia Marroquin. UCSB GradPost, May 5, 2015.
- “UC students’ research wows judges at Grad Slam competition”, by Nanette Asimov. San Francisco Chronicle, May 4, 2015.
- “The three-minute challenge: Graduate student in linguistics goes on to compete in the first UC-wide competition on May 4″, by Julie Cohen. UC Santa Barbara Current, April 20, 2015.
- “Grad Slam 2015 Final Round for UCSB: The right to represent”, by Kyle Crocco. UCSB GradPost, April 20, 2015.