Will Oxford

Assistant Professor, Department of Linguistics, University of Manitoba

will.oxford@umanitoba.ca • 545 Fletcher Argue Building • 204-474-9623


My research focuses on syntax and morphology, usually involving the Algonquian languages and often from a comparative perspective, with an emphasis on agreement and morphosyntactic alignment. I supervise MA and PhD students in theoretical syntax and Algonquian linguistics.

I currently hold a SSHRC Insight Development Grant titled "Structure and Change in Direct-Inverse Systems" (2016-2018), with collaborator Heather Bliss. We are studying variation in the patterning of direct-inverse marking across the Algonquian languages.

Recent/upcoming publications

Resources for Algonquian linguistics