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).



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

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


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

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