Megan Lukaniec

Megan Lukaniec
Position
Assistant professor
Indigenous Studies
Status

on leave until Dec 31/21

Contact
Office: CLE B302
Credentials

MA (U Laval), PhD (UC Santa Barbara)

Area of expertise

Indigenous language reclamation and revitalization, language documentation, lexicography, language contact, and language change. Her teaching interests include various topics related to Indigenous languages and their reclamation.

(Huron-Wendat Nation) Megan received her Ph.D. in Linguistics from the University of California, Santa Barbara, her M.A. in Linguistics and Anthropology from Université Laval, and her B.A. in Native American Studies and French from Dartmouth College. Since 2006, she has been working with and for her community (Wendake, QC) to reclaim the Wendat language, which is being reawakened from archival documentation after over 150 years of dormancy. Her research interests include Indigenous language reclamation and revitalization, language documentation, lexicography, language contact, and language change. Her teaching interests include various topics related to Indigenous languages and their reclamation.

Select Publications

Forthcoming. Using archival materials for language reclamation. In Carmen Jany, Marianne Mithun, & Keren Rice (eds.), The Handbook of Languages and Linguistics of North America (The World of Linguistics Series, Volume 13). Berlin & Boston: De Gruyter Mouton.

Forthcoming. Managing data from archival documentation for language reclamation. In Andrea Berez-Kroeker, Bradley McDonnell, & Eve Koller (eds.), The Open Handbook of Linguistic Data Management (Open Handbooks in Linguistics). Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.

Forthcoming. With Kayla Palakurthy. Additional Language Learning in the Context of Indigenous Language Reclamation. In Kimberly Geeslin (ed.), The Routledge Handbook of Second Language Acquisition and Sociolinguistics. Abingdon & New York: Routledge.

2016. With Wallace Chafe. Huron/Wendat interactions with the Seneca language. In Andrea Berez-Kroeker, Diane Hintz & Carmen Jany (eds.), Language Contact and Change in the Americas: Studies in honor of Marianne Mithun, pp. 189-218. Philadelphia: John Benjamins.