Sally Rice

University of Alberta

Sally Rice is Professor of Linguistics at the University of Alberta, where she holds the Landrex Distinguished Professorship in the Faculty of Arts. She received her PhD from UCSD in 1987. Much of her published research explores morphosyntactic and lexical semantic patterning from a cognitive and corpus linguistic perspective. Since 2001, she has taught in and subsequently directed CILLDI, the Canadian Indigenous Languages and Literacy Development Institute, and developed a Community Linguist Certificate that delivers linguistic and language documentary training to native speakers of endangered languages. She actively conducts fieldwork in two Dene (Athapaskan) communities with speakers of Dene Sulíné (Chipewyan) and Tsuut'ina (Sarsi) and has taught linguistics to speakers of some 18 aboriginal languages of Canada.