Kenneth S. Olson, Ph.D.

Senior Linguistics Consultant

Degrees

  • Ph.D., Linguistics, University of Chicago, 2001
  • M.A., Linguistics, University of Texas at Arlington, 1991
  • B.S., Electrical and Electronics Engineering, North Dakota State University, 1986

Current positions

  • Certified Senior Linguistics Consultant, SIL International, 2012–
  • Chercheur associé, Laboratoire Parole et Langage, 2012–
  • Adjunct Professor, Graduate Institute of Applied Linguistics (GIAL), 2004–

Other professional experience and service

  • International Linguistics Consultant, 2011–2012
  • Associate International Linguistics Coordinator, SIL International, 2003–2010
  • Adjunct Professor, University of North Dakota, 2004–2009
  • Visiting Professor, Faculté de Théologie Évangélique de Bangui, 2001–2004
  • Lecturer
    • Northwest Christian College, 2002, 2005
    • SIL European Training Programme, 2003
    • University of Oregon, 1999–2000
    • University of North Dakota, 1997
    • Cours d’Introduction à la Linguistique (Lamorlaye, France), 1995
  • Field linguist, Mono language, Democratic Republic of the Congo, 1993–1995, 1998, 2001
  • Electrical engineer, Mayo Foundation, 1986–1989

Professional memberships

  • International Phonetic Association, 1999–
  • Linguistic Society of America, 1996–

Language proficiencies

  • English: ILR 5
  • French: ILR 3
  • Lingala: ILR 2
  • Mono: ILR 1
  • German: ILR 1 (read)

Research interests

  • Mono language (Democratic Republic of the Congo)
  • Phonological theory
  • Articulatory and acoustic phonetics
  • Historical linguistics
  • Language documentation
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