Alexander Harrison Rice

I am a PhD candidate in the Department of Linguistics at the University of Alberta. I specialize in language documentation, description, and revitalization of Indigenous languages of the Americas. My other areas of interest include cognitive linguistics, corpus linguistics, multimodality, sociolinguistics, and anthropology. 

I hold an MA  and BA in Linguistics from Brigham Young University and my professional background is in the translation and localization industry. My native language is English, I am a fluent speaker of Spanish and posses intermediate fluency in Ecuadorian Quechua (Kichwa/Quichua). 

As a usage-based descriptive linguist, I seek to not only describe features and constructions that languages have, but rather, describe what people do with language and how their language use relates to their cultural and material conditions.