Emily Elfner

First Nations Languages Program

University of British Columbia

ejelfner at mail dot ubc dot ca

I'm currently a Banting postdoctoral fellow hosted by the First Nations Languages Program at the University of British Columbia. Previously, I was a postdoctoral fellow in the Linguistics Department at McGill University, and I recently completed my PhD in the Linguistics Department at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

My primary research interests include prosody and the syntax-phonology interface, particularly with respect to the interface between theory, experimentation, and language documentation. My Banting project investigates the prosody and intonation of Kwak’wala, a critically endangered First Nations language spoken in British Columbia. I also have a continuing interest in the prosody of Irish, and I have previously worked on the phonology of the First Nations language Blackfoot.