Joy . P. G. Peltier


and welcome to my website homepage! My name is Joy Peltier, and I am a linguist and PhD Student at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. I am also the Office Assistant for the journal Language Learning housed here at U of M, as well as a Graduate Student Instructor.

My research centers on the pragmatics and psycholinguistics of functional and discourse items, particularly in situations involving languages in contact. My methodologies draw upon insights from work in sign language and gesture, discourse analysis, psycholinguistics, corpus linguistics, and generative syntax.

Currently, I am exploring the determiner system of Kwéyòl Donmnik, an understudied creole language that is the mother tongue of many of my relatives. Ongoing research that I began as an MA student in Romance Languages at the University of Georgia focuses on discourse markers in Spanish and French.

If you'd like to know more about me, my work, or linguistics more broadly, I never turn down an opportunity to chat about language over a nice cup of tea. ☕️