Deborah Morton

Deborah Morton

Deb Morton
Undergraduate Officer, Associate Teaching Professor of Linguistics and African Studies
006 Moore Building


Research Interests:

  • Fieldwork-based language analysis
  • African Languages
  • Formal phonology and formal semantics

Representative Publications:

Temporal and Aspectual Reference in Bassila Anii.  In the journal Afrika and Übersee, special issue on Ghana-Togo Mountain Languages. 2018.

[ATR] Harmony in an Eleven-Vowel Language: The Case of Anii. In: Marlo, Michael R.,Nikki B. Adams, Christopher R. Green, Michelle Morrison, and Tristan M. Purvis (Eds.). Selected Proceedings of the 42nd Annual Conference on African Linguistics. 70-78. Somerville, MA: Cascadilla Proceedings Project. Peer-reviewed. 2012.

Temporal and Aspectual Reference in Bassila Anii. In: Bogal-Allbritton, Elizabeth (Ed.), Proceedings of SULA 6 and SULA-Bar: Semantics of Under-Represented Languages in the Americas (and Elsewhere). 349-363. Amherst: GLSA Publications. 2012.

AYAH GADO Amadou. 2006. Morton, Deborah, editor. Gʊya K’ushile [Market Day]. Bassila: La Sociéte Internationale de Linguistique. 2006.

Courses Taught: 

The Study of Language

Foundations of Linguistics

Introduction to Phonology

Introduction to Semantics

Linguistic Fieldwork

Language and Culture in Africa

Phonetic Analysis

Anthropological Linguistics

Proseminar in Language Science (for graduate students in the dual-title degree program)

Proseminar in Professionalization (for graduate students in the dual-title degree program)