My name is Lev Michael, and I am a professor in the Linguistics department at the University of California, Berkeley. My research focuses on Amazonian languages, and I am particularly interested in language documentation and description, typology, language contact and areal linguistics, comparative and historical linguistics of Amazonian languages, socially strategic uses of language and culture-driven grammaticalization, language revitalization, and language politics. I have worked with speakers of Aʔɨwa (isolate), Iquito (Zaparoan), Máíhɨki (Tukanoan), Matsigenka (Arawak), Muniche (isolate), Nanti (Arawak), Omagua (Tupí-Guaraní), and Záparo (Zaparoan). Some of my work is available here.
This very neglected blog was named Greater Blogazonia until I started writing here again in 2021. No post or comments were deleted when I renamed it Amazonian Linguistics.
I can be reached at firstnamellastname (at) berkeley.edu