Featured alumnus: Adam Werle

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Adam Werle, Linguistics Alum

Adam Werle lives in Port Alberni, B.C. where he documents the Nuu-chah-nulth (Wakashan) language as well as the related languages Kwak̓wala and Ditidaht (< /diid̓iitidq/ 'speaking Ditidaht language'). He has facilitated the involvement of other linguists in documentation of Nuu-chah-nulth, including David Inman (Linguistics PhD 2019), whose dissertation centered around Nuu-chah-nulth clause structure. Adam teaches Nuu-chah-nulth to learners, including FLAS fellows. His work was profiled in the December 2020 issue of the Canadian Studies Center newsletter.  

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