Theodore B. Fernald

Department of Linguistics, Swarthmore College, Swarthmore, PA 19081
Phone: 610-328-8437
e-mail: tfernal1 at swarthmore dot edu            Fax: 610-328-7323


I am a semanticist with interests in the distinction between individual- and stage-level predicates, negative polarity items, generic sentences, definite and indefinite descriptions, and all things having to do with Navajo syntax and semantics.



This semester I am teaching Semantics (Ling 40) and Structure of Navajo (Ling 61) .

I will be on leave Fall 2009 and Spring 2010.

Palanque Inscriptions

This is a link to a Mayan inscription with glyph-by-glyph gloss, including drawings and photos of each glyph.

Also check out the parent site, Mesoweb Resources.

Navajo Linguistics Workshops

I am fortunate to teach in the summer workshops run by the Navajo Language Academy. Linguists, language teachers, and students join together for three weeks of classes and collaborative research every summer at a location on or near the Navajo reservation. Information about this year's workshop is available here.

Rare books online

The University of Chicago Library has scans of rare books online including Champolliion's (1836) Grammarie Egyptienne.
Sunset at Dook'o'ooslííd 
©2007 Theodore B. Fernald