Adam Werle

Linguist, language activist, Wakashanist

I am a linguist, language activist, and Wakashanist. I document and teach Aboriginal American languages spoken on and around Vancouver Island, especially Nuuchahnulth, Ditidaht, Kwak’wala, and Makah. I work with Native people and communities to restore their languages. My technical research focuses on prosodic phonology, clisis, and Wakashan grammar. I am based in Somass (c̓uumaʕas Port Alberni, BC).


My curriculum vitae (pdf)
My personal page:
Wakashan Linguistics Page:
Westcoast (South Wakashan) language materials:



BC School District 70
Box 1081, Port Alberni, BC V9Y 7L9 Canada

Ditidaht Community School
479 1st Ave, Malachan IR 11
Box 340, Port Alberni, BC V9Y 7M8, Canada

Adjunct Assistant Professor
Department of Linguistics, University of Victoria
Box 1700, Victoria, BC V8W 2Y2 Canada

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