Affiliate Faculty
Alaska Native Language Center


gmholton [@] alaska.edu

As a documentary linguist my work focuses on the documentation and description of Indigenous languages, especially the Dene (Athabascan) languages of Alaska and the non-Austronesian (Papuan) languages of eastern Indonesia. Most of these languages are in danger of disappearing, and their systematic documentation preserves endangered knowledge systems while also contributing to an understanding of the way human languages are structured.

Effective January 2016 I have assumed a new position as Professor of Linguistics at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa.