Stan Anonby, PhD Student

I was a social worker for the Carrier Sekani Tribal council in Prince George, northern British Columbia. I lived and worked there for six years, and learned some Carrier.

Subsequently I moved to Alert Bay, on Cormorant Island off northern Vancouver Island. I lived there for five years, learned Kwak'wala, and was involved in the revival of that language. While in Alert Bay, I attended the University of North Dakota during the summers, and wrote a thesis entitled "Reversing Language Shift: Can Kwak'wala be Revived?" For the last ten years I worked surveying indigenous languages in Latin America. My primary place of work and residence was Brazil.

Now I'm working towards a PhD in linguistics at Simon Fraser University. I plan to work on an ethnography of communication among the Sebuyau language group in Malaysia.