- 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 158 A320 First Nations Language Immersion I
- FNLG 200 A320 Introduction to Grammar in a First Nations Language
- FNLG 233 A320 Description and Analysis of a First Nations Language I
- FNLG 234 A320 Description Analysis FNLG II
- FNLG 258 A320 First Nations Language Immersion II
- LING 804 G100 Field Methods
- LING 832 G200 Narrative and Discourse Structure of a First Nations Language
- LING 890 G100 Graduate Seminar I
- LING 891 G100 Graduate Seminar II
- LING 893 G100 First Nations Linguistics MA Project
Future courses may be subject to change.