Thomas Payne, Ph.D.

Senior Linguistics Consultant

Degrees

  • Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles, 1985
  • M.A., University of California, Los Angeles, 1979
  • B.A., University of California, Los Angeles, 1976

Current positions

  • Certified Senior Linguistics Consultant, SIL International, 2012–
  • Review Editor, Studies in Language, 2006–
  • Courtesy Research Associate, University of Oregon Department of Linguistics, 1987–

Other professional experience and service

  • SIL International Linguistics Consultant, 2003–2011
  • Training Coordinator for North America and the Caribbean, SIL Americas Area, 2009–2011
  • Chair, Linguistic Society of America, Language in the School Curriculum Committee, 2007–2009
  • Founder and General Co-chair (with Lori Levin), North American Computational Linguistics Olympiad, 2006–2008
  • Chair, University of Oregon Linguistic Olympiad Commission, 1998–2003
  • Academic Director, Oregon Summer Institute of Linguistics, SIL Academic Affairs Training Department, 1989–2003

Professional memberships

  • Linguistic Society of America, 1997–
  • The Association for Linguistic Typology, 1994–
  • The Society for the Study of the Indigenous Languages of the Americas, 1985–

Language proficiencies

  • English: ILR 5
  • Spanish: ILR 4
  • Russian: ILR 3
  • French: ILR 2

Research interests

  • Descriptive morphosyntax
  • Language typology
  • Pragmatics
  • Discourse analysis
Department of Linguistics
1290 University of Oregon
Eugene  Oregon  97403-1290
United States