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Iain Edgewater


I am on leave of absence until fall 2024, primarily to attend to ongoing family matters.

In between those obligations, I'll be preparing for my master's thesis on Indonesian morphophonology--along with working toward potential future projects (on Lushootseed and Cornish), improving my programming skills, and addressing my late-in-life desire to get good at Latin.

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Brief academic biography



MA, 2025 (expected), Linguistics - University of Kentucky
      + Indonesian language study at U. of Hawai'i Mānoa, fall 2022, and ongoing
      + independent work on Lushootseed, Cornish and Welsh, and Latin

MA, 1993 (& ABD 1994), Anthropology - Emory University
      + Vietnamese language study at multiple SEASSI programs, and
         through CIEE in Hanoi, 1991-1993.

BA, 1990, Anthropology and Psychology - University of Kentucky

Additional non-degree coursework in mathematics, computer science, information technology, and English, Edmonds Community College, 2017-2020.


Teaching experience:

*** Instructor of record (Type I teaching assistant), 2021-2022
      - University of Kentucky, Department of Writing, Rhetoric, and Digital Studies
      (Technical Writing x2/2 semesters)

*** Instructor and Tutor, 2004-2007
      - Princeton Review Northwest (Seattle region)
      (LSAT, MCAT)

*** Adjunct instructor of anthropology, 1995-1996
      - Seattle University, Department of Sociology
      (Intro to Cultural Anthropology 4 quarters, Culture and Personality, Northwest Coast Peoples)

*** Co-instructor [with Dr Fredrik Barth and Dr Alexander Hinton], 1993
      - Emory University, Department of Anthropology
      (Southeast Asian Cultures)

*** Teaching assistant / lab instructor
      [with Dr Charles Nuckolls, Dr Michael Harkin, Dr Euclid O. Smith], 1991-1992, 1994
      - Emory University, Department of Anthropology
      (Intro to Cultural Anthropology 2 semesters, Intro to Physical Anthropology [lab])


Selected publications and presentations:

*** Edgewater, I. D. (2022). Toward deep motivation as a factor in language change: Notes on the nasal->stop transition in Lushootseed (Puget Salish).  Paper given at the 10th Annual Central Kentucky Linguistics Conference (CKLiC), April 2022, Lexington, Kentucky.

*** Edgewater, I. D. (1999).  Music hath charms...: Fragments toward constructionist biocultural theory, with attention to the relationship of "music" and "emotion".  In A. L. Hinton (Ed.), Biocultural Approaches to the Emotions (Pp. 153-181).  Cambridge University Press.