Brenda H. Boerger, Ph.D.

Language and Culture Documentation Services


  • Ph.D. in linguistics, University of Texas at Austin
  • B.A. in linguistics and English, SUNY Oswego (State University of New York at Oswego)

Other professional experience and service

  • Pacific Area Linguistics Specialist, Documenting Endangered Languages Fellowship (2010--2011)
  • Advisor, Natügu Language Program, Santa Cruz, Solomon Islands (1987--2008)
  • Faculty member, Graduate Institute of Applied Linguistics (GIAL) (2008--2009)
  • Part-time, adjunct faculty member, GIAL (2009--present)
  • Adjunct linguistics faculty, University of North Texas-Dallas (2006--2008)
  • Adjunct linguistics faculty, University of Texas at Arlington (2007 and 2009)

 Professional memberships

  • Linguistic Society of America
  • Foundation for Endangered Languages
  • Association for Social Anthropology in Oceania

 Language proficiencies

  • English [eng]
  • Solomon Islands Pijin [pis]
  • Natügu [ntu]

 Research interests

  • language and culture documentation
  • Oceanic linguistics
  • language development
  • historical linguistics
  • sociolinguistics
  • ethno-arts (music, dance, drama, poetry)
  • translation of poetry
7500 W. Camp Wisdom Rd.
Dallas, TX 75236
United States