Samantha Prins

Ph.D. Candidate
Department of Linguistics
University of Arizona

About Me

I am a PhD candidate at the University of Arizona. My training is in Indigenous language revitalization, North American languages and linguistics, and morphosyntactic theory. My current work focuses on reference-tracking morphology in Algonquian and the intersections of linguistics and community language work. 

+ Language Revitalization
+ Community-based Research & Documentation
+ Languages of North America
+ Algonquian Languages
+ Sign Languages
+ Morphosyntax
+ Distributed Morphology
+ Reference-tracking & Deixis


+ May 2024: Markedness-driven Syncretism in Blackfoot presented at WAIL
+ March 2024: Awarded Bilinski Fellowship for dissertation work in 2024-2025
+ August 2023:  Awarded RISE Fellowship for work on UA-CNRS project Meaning, Gesture & Sign in Mesoamerica
+ June 2023: Contracted with Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community as Coordinator for CoLang 2024
+ April 2023: Linguistics for Language Revitalization presented at WWU Linguistics Colloquium Series

(Not all work all the time: Photos from a 2022 visit to Iceland)