Amalia Skilton receives NSF Graduate Research Fellowship
Department alumna Amalia Skilton (BA 2013) has won a 2014 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship in linguistics. The grant, one of 10 issued by the NSF this year, will support three years of her doctoral studies in linguistics at UC Berkeley, beginning in fall 2014. Amalia is currently conducting an academic year of fieldwork on Máíhɨ̃ki, a severely endangered indigenous language of Peruvian Amazonia, with the support of Yale’s Parker Huang Undergraduate Travel Fellowship. Her graduate research, building on this work, will examine the relationship between contact-induced and genetic change in the Tukanoan languages of the northwestern Amazon Basin.