Dr. Hunter Thompson Lockwood

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Dr. Hunter Thompson Lockwood

Dr. Hunter Thompson Lockwood is a linguist working under Dr. David Costa in the Language Research Office at the Myaamia Center. Since 2008, he has worked with Algonquian language communities on language documentation and revitalization. He helped create an authoritative, community-driven dictionary of Forest County Potawatomi and went on to write a descriptive grammar of that language for his dissertation. Now, at the Myaamia Center, he is working to apply those same skills to the documentation and reclamation of Miami-Illinois.

He grew up in northern Michigan, completed his bachelor’s degree in linguistics at Eastern Michigan University. After completing his Ph.D. at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2017, he moved back to Michigan and is a special lecturer in the linguistics department at Oakland University, where he teaches introductory and advanced linguistics courses for undergraduate and graduate students.

Selected Publications

2019. Revisiting the Position of Potawatomi in (Central) Algonquian. Papers of the 48th Algonquian Conference, Macaulay, Monica and Margaret Noodin (eds.).

2018. Nominal TAM and the Preterit in Potawatomi. Papers of the 47th Algonquian Conference, Macaulay, Monica and Margaret Noodin (eds.).

2017. How the Potawatomi Language Lives: A Grammar of Potawatomi. Dissertation committee: Monica Macaulay (chair), Rand Valentine, Joe Salmons, Eric Raimy, Larry Nesper, David Costa.

2017. Revisiting Potawatomi Derivational Morphology. In Papers of the 46th Algonquian Conference, Macaulay, Monica and Margaret Noodin (eds.).

2016. Anything Goes: Extreme Polysemy in Lexical Semantic Change. American Speech 91(2):139-165. (With Samatha Litty, David Natvig, Jessica Funtanilla, James Maedka, Christopher Tabisz, and Joseph Salmons).

2015. “There is no thermostat in the forest” - the Ojibwe temperature term system. In The Linguistics of Temperature, Maria Koptjevskaja-Tamm (ed.):709-729. (With Susanne Vejdemo).

Selected Talks and Papers Given

2019. Historical notes on the pound sign (#) in linguistic theory. Annual Meeting of the North American Association for the History of the Language Sciences, January 2019, New York City, NY.

2018. Fortis and lenis consonants in Potawatomi (and Ojibwe): Converging lines of evidence. Society for the Study of the Indigenous Languages of the Americas, January 2018, Salt Lake City, UT.

2017. Pleomorphism in Hockett’s Potawatomi. Annual Meeting of the North American Association for the History of the Language Sciences, January 2017, Austin, TX.

2015. Ggagnoondimin ‘We are speaking with each other’ - A Panel Discussion on American Indian Education, Language, and Culture. Connecting the Dots: Stories that Matter, Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, MI (with Kira Dallaire, Michelle Lietz, Amber Morseau, and Sara Acton).

2015. Resilience and Revitalization. 47th Algonquian Conference, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, MB (with Kira Dallaire).

2010. G’giibinaawjtoon! (‘You broke it!’). Anishinaabemowin Teg, Sault Sainte Marie, MI (with Howard Kimewon).