University of Virginia

Assistant Professor                   

Department of Anthropology            

Interdepartmental Program in Linguistics

University of Virginia (UVA)        

I received my PhD in Anthropology and Linguistics from the University of Michigan in 2007 and MA in Native American Linguistics from the University of Pittsburgh in 1999 with a graduate certificate in Latin American Studies. My research and teaching interests include linguistic anthropology, multimodal interaction and conversation analysis, ethnography of communication, language contact and linguistic change, bioinformatics, prosody, ethnopoetics, and semiotics. I am a specialist in the Zapotec-Chatino language family and have worked with other Otomanguean languages of Mesoamerica including Chinantec where I have conducted fieldwork on the whistled speech register of Sochiapam.  I have also conducted comparative linguistic work in the Dene family of North America and its  hypothesized relationship with the Yeniseian family of central Siberia. Before moving to the University of Virginia I held positions as Assistant professor of Linguistics at Georgetown University, Assistant Professor of Anthropology and Linguistics at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, and Postdoctoral Researcher in the Language & Cognition Group at the Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics.

 Department of Anthropology
University of Virginia
P.O. Box 400120
Charlottesville, VA 22904-4120 USA
(434) 924-7044 (phone)
(434) 924-1350 (fax)
marksicoli [at] virginia [.] edu


Mark Sicoli,
Jun 7, 2016, 4:34 PM