David A. Peterson

|Associate Professor
Academic Appointments

Associate Professor of Linguistics


Anonymous, Room 217
HB 6220




  • B.A. University of Alaska at Fairbanks
  • M.A. University of California at Berkeley
  • Ph.D. University of California at Berkeley

Selected Publications

  • On Kuki-Chin subgrouping. In Picus Sizhi Ding and Jamin Pelkey, eds. Sociohistorical linguistics in Southeast Asia: New horizons for Tibeto-Burman studies in honor of David Bradley, 189-209. Leiden: Brill. (2017)

  • Language typology and historical contingency. Edited by Balthasar Bickel, Lenore A. Grenoble, David A. Peterson and Alan Timberlake. John Benjamins. (2013)

  • Rengmitca: The most endangered Kuki-Chin language of Bangladesh. In Nathan W. Hill and Thomas Owen-Smith, eds. Trans-Himalayan linguistics: Historical and descriptive linguistics of the Himalayan area, 313-327. Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter. (2013)

  • Core participant marking in Khumi. Linguistics of the Tibeto-Burman area 34.2:73-100. (2011)

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Works In Progress

comparative grammar of Kuki-Chin languages, reference grammars of Khumi and Mru, documentation of Rengmitca