Doris Payne, Ph.D.

Senior Linguistics Consultant

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Degrees

  • Ph.D., Linguistics, University of California Los Angeles, 1985
  • M.A., Linguistics, University of Texas at Arlington, 1976
  • B.S., Mathematics, Wheaton College, 1974

Current positions

  • Certified Senior Linguistics Consultant, SIL International, 2012–2016, 2017–
  • Professor, Department of Linguistics, University of Oregon, 2002–

Other professional experience and service

  • Director of African Studies, University of Oregon, 2008–2009, 2010–2012, 2015–
  • SIL International Linguistics Consultant, 1995–2011
  • Professor, Department of Linguistics, University of Oregon, 2002–

Professional memberships

  • Association of Contemporary African Linguistics, 2015–
  • Societas Linguistica Europaea, 2013–
  • Association of Linguistic Typology, 2002–
  • Society for the Study of the Indigenous Languages of the Americas, 1986–

Language proficiencies

  • English: ILR 5
  • Spanish: ILR 3

Research interests

  • Morphosyntax and syntactic typology
  • Discourse
  • Lexicography
  • Semantics
  • Field work
  • Language documentation
  • South American and African languages
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