Brian O'Herin, Ph.D.

International Linguistics Coordinator

Current position

  • International Linguistics Coordinator (2010– )

Degrees

  • Ph.D., Linguistics, University of California, Santa Cruz, 1995
  • M.A., Linguistics, University of Texas, Arlington, 1985
  • B.A., Linguistics and Religion (Greek), Seattle Pacific University, 1982

Other related experience

  • Linguistics teaching:
    • Biola University (1997-1999; 2002-2008). Introduction to Language and Linguistics, General Articulatory Phonetics, Phonetics of English, Introduction to Phonology, Phonological Theory, Introduction to Syntax, Syntactic Theory, Discourse & Text Linguistics, Introduction to Semantics and Pragmatics, Field Methods in Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Linguistics of Biblical Languages, Seminar in Linguistics and Biblical Exegesis, Directed Independent Study in Semantics, Directed Independent Study in Bhutanese language learning, Directed Independent Study in Discourse Linguistics and Greek Discourse Linguistics.
    • Asia SIL School, Darwin, Australia (2000-2001). Phonetics, Introduction to Syntax, Advanced Syntax.
    • UC Santa Cruz Teaching Fellow (1994). Phonetics.
    • University of Oregon (1993, 1999). Introduction to Phonology.
  • Associate International Linguistics Coordinator, SIL International. (2008–2010)
  • Assistant Principal and Registrar, Asia SIL School, Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia. (1999–2001)
  • Guest Researcher (and Linguistic Field Research), Karachaevo-Cherkesskij Institute of Humanities Research, Cherkessk, Russian Federation. (1996–1997)
  • Teaching Assistant Training Coordinator, Linguistics Board, University of California, Santa Cruz (1992–1993)
  • Linguistic Field Research, West Berlin, Summer Institute of Linguistics. (1986–1990)

Memberships

  • Linguistic Society of America
  • International Lexical-Functional Grammar Association

Research interests

  • Caucasian languages
  • Ergativity
  • Morphology, Syntax and the Morphology-Syntax interface
United States