Andrea L. Berez-Kroeker
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Andrea Berez-Kroeker is a documentary linguist who works on
Athabascan Athabaskan (also spelled ''Athabascan'', ''Athapaskan'' or ''Athapascan'', and also known as Dene) is a large family of indigenous languages of the Americas, indigenous languages of North America, located in western North America in three areal ...

Athabascan
and Chimbu-Wahgi languages. She is an associate professor at the University of Hawai'i-Manoa and is the director of the
Kaipuleohone Kaipuleohone is a digital ethnographic archive that houses audio and visual files, photographs, as well as hundreds of textual material such as notes, dictionaries, and transcriptions relating to small and endangered languages. The archive is stored ...
archive of endangered languages. She was the president of DELAMAN from 2014-2016 and the senior co-chair of the Committee on Endangered Languages and Their Preservation (CELP) of the
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. She is an expert on the practices of reproducibility and management of data in the field of linguistics.


Language documentation

Berez-Kroeker's work has focused on the documentation and preservation of
endangered languages An endangered language or moribund language is a language A language is a structured system of communication used by humans, including speech (spoken language), gestures (Signed language, sign language) and writing. Most languages have a wri ...
. She has created language documentation materials for the
Athabascan Athabaskan (also spelled ''Athabascan'', ''Athapaskan'' or ''Athapascan'', and also known as Dene) is a large family of indigenous languages of the Americas, indigenous languages of North America, located in western North America in three areal ...

Athabascan
languages
Ahtna The Ahtna (also Ahtena, Atna, Ahtna-kohtaene, or Copper River) are an Alaska Native Alaskan Athabaskans, Athabaskan people of the Athabaskan languages, Athabaskan-speaking ethnolinguistic group. The people's homeland called Atna Nenn', is locat ...
and Dena'ina. Her work on Ahtna includes using
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to investigate the
lexicalization Lexicalization is the process of adding words, set phrases, or word patterns to a language's lexicon. Whether or not word formation and lexicalization refer to the same process is a source of controversy within the field of linguistics. Most lingu ...
of directionals, a subcategory of deixis, in language. Her recent documentary work in Papua New Guinea includes documentation of Kuman language (New Guinea), Kuman as well as a video documentary of Kele language (New Guinea), Kere, a language. She is the editor of books on language change, linguistic fieldwork, and a lexicon of Dena'ina.


Linguistic data

Berez-Kroeker has given talks and workshops on reproducibility in the field of linguistics, including data sharing and citation. She currently works to create infrastructure that promotes the long-term sustainability and interoperability of data. She is a principal investigator for a National Science Foundation grant studying the practices of data citation and attribution of data in the field of linguistics, including the creation and dissemination of resources on data use and sharing.


Awards

Berez-Kroeker received the Early Career Award in 2019 from the
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for her work on the documentation of
endangered languages An endangered language or moribund language is a language A language is a structured system of communication used by humans, including speech (spoken language), gestures (Signed language, sign language) and writing. Most languages have a wri ...
. In particular, the society recognized her for the "technological sophistication to her work, especially in the areas of language archiving, data processing, and visualization."


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Andrea L. Berez-Kroeker

Kaipuleohone
Year of birth missing (living people) Living people Linguists of Papuan languages Linguists of Chimbu–Wahgi languages Linguists of Na-Dene languages Linguists from the United States University of Hawaii faculty Women linguists {{US-linguist-stub