Adam Werle

Linguist, Language Activist, Wakashanist

I am a linguist, language activist, and Wakashanist. I record, analyze, and teach Aboriginal American languages spoken on and around Vancouver Island, Canada, especially Nuuchahnulth, Ditidaht, Kwak’wala, and Makah. I work with Native people and communities to restore their endangered languages. My analytical work focuses on Wakashan and neighbouring languages, and on prosodic phonology, clisis, and related topics. I am based in Houpsitas (Kyuquot), Somass (Port Alberni), and Seattle.



Kyuquot Elementary Secondary School
General Delivery, Kyuquot, BC V0P 1J0 Canada
tel 1-250-332-5260, fax 1-250-332-5332

Adjunct Assistant Professor
Department of Linguistics, University of Victoria
PO Box 3045, Victoria, BC V8W 3P4 Canada
tel 1-250-721-6634, fax 1-250-721-7423


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

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