About John Powell
John W. W. Powell is a PhD student of Linguistics at the University of Arizona. His research interest are in syntax, morphology, historical linguistics, language documentation, revitalization, and maintenance of Indigenous languages, specifically historical Yuman morphosyntax. He collaborates with the Piipaash (Maricopa) community.
• Piipaash Community-based Collaboration with Salt River Pima - Maricopa Indian Community, 2016 to Present
• Research Assistent — PI: Robert Henderson and Heidi Harley: Compositional Morphosemantics of Plurality (NSF), Fall 2020 to Spring 2021
• Research Assistent — PI: Simin Karimi: Documentation and comparative grammatical analysis of aspects of five Iranian languages (NSF), Summer through Spring 2020
• Research Aide — PI: Wilson de Lima Silva: Analyzing Siriano and Desano to Determine Universal Principles of Language Change (NSF), Summer 2019
• Chair — Arizona Linguistics Circle 15 (2021)
• Associate Editor — Coyote Papers
• Co-organizer — Friends of Yuman Languages Research Group, 2018 to Present
• Indigenous Languages
• Linguistic Geography
Current Research Topics
Powell, J. W. W. (2019). [Review of Defying Maliseet Language Death: Emergent Vitalities of Language, Culture, & Identity in Eastern Canada, by Bernard C. Perley]. International Journal of American Linguistics, 85(3), 449-451. https://doi.org/10.1086/703243
Powell, J. W. W. (8 February, 2019). [Review of Word Hunters, by H. Sarvasy & D. Forker (Eds)]. LINGUIST List, 30(631), 168-70. https://linguistlist.org/issues/30/30-631.html
Powell, J. W. W. (2019). [Review of An 1860 English-Hopi Vocabulary Written in the Deseret Alphabet, by K. L. Beesley & D. Elzinga]. International Journal of American Linguistics, 85(1), 168-70. https://doi.org/10.1086/700322
MA, Linguistics and Applied Linguistics, Arizona State University, 2018.
BA, English (Literature), French minor, Arizona State University, 2010
AA, Mesa Community College, 2006.
• Summer, 2020: LING 210 — American Indian Languages (online)
• Spring, 2020: LING 310 — Linguistic Typology (online)
• Fall, 2019: LING 201 — Introduction to Linguistics (in-person)