David S. Rood

University of Colorado at Boulder

David S. Rood, Professor of Linguistics at the University of Colorado, Boulder, earned his PhD from the University of California, Berkeley, in 1969. He has taught at Colorado continuously since 1967 except for a visiting professorship at the University of Cologne, Germany in 1998-99. His research has focused on the structure of two Native American languages: Wichita (Caddoan, now spoken by one person in Oklahoma) and Lakota (widely spoken in several dialects in the plains of Canada and the northern US). He has published challenges to proposed universals in phonology and semantics/syntax utilizing data from the languages he knows.