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), Máíhɨ̃̀kì (Tukanoan), Matsigenka (Arawakan), Muniche (isolate), Nanti (Arawakan), Omagua (Tupí-Guaraní), and Záparo (Zaparoan). Much of my work is available via my webpage.

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@berkeley.edu


4 thoughts on “About

  1. Have you considered listing an email address? Anyway, feel free to delete this comment when you’ve read it; this is simply to notify you of a post of mine on Zotero. As you’ve written on research software before, I thought you might be interested.

  2. Thanks for the heads up, Mark. And yes, I suppose it *would* be a good idea to list an email address. I have been paranoid about getting spammed as a result, but I’ll give it a try, and see what happens

  3. Hi, my name is Ben, and I’m from the lexiophiles.com blog. I wanted to inform you that we published a list of the top 250 language blogs a short time ago, and we ranked your blog number 105 on our list! We have a short description of your blog on the website; we would appreciate if you could check it out and see if it is correct. If not we can modify it :)
    Ben Valembois

    The web page can be accessed at: http://www.lexiophiles.com/language-blog-toplist/the-whole-list

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