About Samantha Prins
I am a PhD candidate at the University of Arizona. My training is in Indigenous language revitalization, North American languages and linguistics, and morphosyntactic theory. My current work focuses on reference-tracking morphology in Algonquian and the intersections of linguistics and community language work.
I hold an MA in Linguistics from the University of Montana and a BA in Linguistics and Spanish from Western Washington University. Before coming to the University of Arizona, I served as the program coordinator for the Institute on Collaborative Language Research (CoLang) 2020 at the University of Montana.
- CoLang 2024 (Co-directors: Tyler Peterson & Luis Barragan)
- Indigenous Languages of the Americas & Their Structures (Advisor: Diana Archangeli)
- North American Indian Sign Language Video Dictionary (PI: Melanie McKay-Cody)
- Arizona Algonquian Linguistics Group (Advisor: Heidi Harley)
- Shifting Pedagogies for the Navajo Language (PI: Aresta Tsosie-Paddock)
- Arizona Celtic Linguistics Group (Advisor: Andrew Carnie)
- Language Revitalization & Maintenance
- Community-based Research & Documentation
- North American Languages & Linguistics
- Algonquian Languages
- Sign Languages
- Distributed Morphology
- Reference-tracking & Deixis
To Appear: Saguaro Group. Indigenous Languages of the Americas & Their Structures: Sounds and Gestures. Berlin: Language Science Press.
Bar-el, Leora, Megan Stark, and Samantha Prins. 2021. Resources for and about Indigenous Languages: Examining Online Collections. Sustaining Indigenous Languages: Connecting Communities, Teachers and Scholars, ed. by Lisa Crowshoe, Inge Genee, Mahaliah Peddle, Joslin Smith, and Conor Snoek, 141–155. Northern Arizona University.
Prins, Samantha. 2019. Final vowel devoicing in Blackfoot. [MA Thesis.] University of Montana Dissertations, Theses, and Professional Papers.