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Jorge Emilio Rosés Labrada

Assistant Professor

University of Alberta

Research Themes: 

Language, Sustainability and Transnationalism

Jorge Emilio Rosés Labrada is Assistant Professor of Indigenous Languages Sustainability and Linguistics in the University of Alberta Department of Linguistics.

Working within a community-based language research model, Jorge Emilio Rosés Labrada has collaborated with Mako and Piaroa communities in the documentation and description of their languages. He has also worked with Kwak'wala and Makah (two Wakashan languages of the Pacific Northwest) and with Sapé and Arutani (two South American isolates). The main focus of these projects has been the creation of annotated corpora of linguistic and ethnographic data that can facilitate in-depth synchronic and diachronic linguistic research on these languages and be mobilized in the production of teaching materials for use in ongoing language revitalization and maintenance efforts.

He holds a PhD from The University of Western Ontario and a doctorate in language sciences from the Université Lumière-Lyon 2 and was a Banting and Honorary Killam postdoctoral fellow in UBC's First Nations and Endangered Languages between 2015 and 2017.

Research interests: Native languages of the Americas (especially Amazonian and Pacific Northwest languages), language documentation, historical linguistics, phonetic and morphosyntactic typology