Welcome

I am a linguistics professor at the University of Quebec at Montreal (UQAM). My areas of specialization are syntax and morphology. My research examines the nature of polysynthesis in Inuit, in particular Eastern Canadian Inuktitut, including such topics as lexical and functional categories, noun incorporation, verbal agreement, linearization, and word formation. 

If you are a student at UQAM and would like to engage in research on an Inuit dialect, please don’t hesitate to contact me.

Similarly, if you are a native speaker of any Inuit dialect and would like to participate in research on your language, I invite you to contact me.

compton [dot] richard [at] uqam [dot] ca



Ulukhaktok
Ulukhaktok, Northwest Territories, June 2012

Ice fishing near Baker Lake, Nunavut, June 2005