- PhD, Linguistics, University of California at San Diego
Dr. Gerdts' research and teaching interests include syntactic theory, language typology and universals, the syntax/morphology interface, and the form and function of grammatical categories. She is currently engaged in SSHRC-funded research on Halkomelem, a First Nations language of British Columbia, focusing on verb classes, grammatical categories, and the discourse use of morphosyntax.
Dr. Gerdts is editor of the International Journal of American Linguistics, and has served as a founding editor of Northwest Journal of Linguistics, associate editor of Language, board member of the Jacobs Research Fund and the Whatcom Museum, BC, and president of the Society for the Study of Indigenous Languages of the America. Her graduate students have written theses on a variety of languages, including Arabic, ASL, Azeri, Breton, Hausa, Kashmiri, Koine Greek, Korean, Kunuz Nubian, Okanagan, and Shuswap.
- FNLG 334 A320 First Nations Language Intermediate Level Proficiency II
- FNLG 358 A320 First Nations Language Immersion III
- FNLG 435 A320 Topics in First Nations Language II
- LING 830 G320 Phonetics and Phonology of a First Nations Language
- LING 831 G320 Morphology and Syntax of a First Nations Language
- LING 833 G320 Socio-cultural and Cognitive Aspects of a First Nations Language
- LING 893 G320 First Nations Linguistics MA Project
- LING 896 G100 Directed Research
Future courses may be subject to change.