Adam Werle

Linguist, language activist, Wakashanist

I am a linguist, language activist, and Wakashanist. I document and teach aboriginal languages 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
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Wakashan Linguistics Page:
Westcoast (South Wakashan) language materials:



Adjunct Assistant Professor
Department of Linguistics, University of Victoria
Box 1700, Victoria, BC V8W 2Y2 Canada
Clearihue D341, University of Victoria
250-721-6634, lingadmin–at–

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