John Powell

University Fellows Cohort Member, 2018-2019
PhD Student, Linguistics
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John Powell is a doctoral student in the Department of Linguistics. He has a Master of Arts in Linguistics and Applied Linguistics and a Bachelor of Arts in English (Literature), both from Arizona State University. His research interests include language documentation and revitalization of indigenous languages. He is especially concerned with the syntax and semantics of Yuman languages, a family of languages spoken in the American Southwest and Baja California. John’s work often overlaps with tribal revitalization efforts, and he collaborates with the Piipaash (Maricopa) on their continuing documentation and revitalization program. Although he was born in Pocatello, Idaho, he is most recently from Arlington, Arizona.