Dr. Strang Burton
Assistant Professor of Teaching
Faculty of Arts
Research Themes: Language, Sustainability and Transnationalism
Strang Burton (Ph.D. in linguistics, Rutgers University, 1995) is an Assistant Professor of Teaching in Linguistics at UBC, and also works as an employee of the Stolo Nation language program, specializing in documentation and re-vitalization work for severely endangered languages. He has worked for many years with elders and community members to document the Upriver Halq’emeylem (Halkomelem) language, working for a community-run language revitalization program, the Stolo Shxweli Halq’emeylem Language program, at the Stolo Nation, in Chilliwack, BC.
Documentation and re-vitalization work for severely endangered languages, particularly Upriver Halq’emeylem (Halkomelem).