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Oki!

I am a Banting Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Linguistics at the University of Victoria. My research focuses on documentation and analysis of the Blackfoot language. I am in the beginning stages of developing an online digital archive of Blackfoot contemporary stories.


As the former Research Coordinator of the eNunciate Project in the Department of Linguistics at the University of British Columbia, I am also involved in a number of projects related to developing and testing multimodal tools using ultrasound technology for pronunciation learning.


NEWS

The Blackfoot Stories Archive is live! So much gratitude to all of my Blackfoot friends and teachers for their contributions. I'm super excited for the archive to grow and evolve!!

WSCLA 22 was fantastic! Thanks to UBC Linguistics for organizing, and all WSCLA presenters and attendees for a stimulating and fun weekend. 

Broadening my horizons, and branching into the world of Digital Humanities ...  Inge Genee, Marie-Odile Junker, and I are presenting our work on Blackfoot digital resources at the conference of the Canadian Society for Digital Humanities and the Digital Humanities Summer Institute Colloquium.

So much travel this term! I visited the University of Hawaii at Manoa in March 2017 for ICLDC 5, and Memorial University in Newfoundland in April 2017 for an invited colloquium, and I will be visiting the University of Calgary in April 2017 for a Celebration of Local Languages to kick off WCCFL 35.

Thank you to UVic Media Relations for featuring my Banting research in a recent news story.

I presented at Acoustics Week in Canada in September, the Algonquian Conference in October, NWAV45 in November, and the Acoustical Society of America in December.





Siksiká reserve (September 2014)

Department of Linguistics, University of Victoria
Clearihue Building D353
3800 Finnerty Road (Ring Road)
Victoria BC V8W4P6
hbliss@uvic.ca


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