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- Professor of Linguistics, University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa
- Co-director, Biocultural Initiative of the Pacific, University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa
- Director, Catalogue of Endangered Languages
- Affiliate, Centre for Excellence in the Dynamics of Language, Australian National University
- Affiliate Professor, Alaska Native Language Center, University of Alaska Fairbanks
- 2009-2015 Director, Alaska Native Language Archive, University of Alaska Fairbanks
- 1999-2015 Professor of Linguistics, Alaska Native Language Center, University of Alaska Fairbanks
- Ph.D Linguistics, University of California Santa Barbara, 2000
- M.S. Mathematics, University of Michigan Ann Arbor, 1987
- B.S. Mathematics, University of Alaska Fairbanks, 1986
- Documentation and linguistic prehistory of Dene and Papuan languages
- Landscape and spatial cognition in Alaska and Eastern Indonesia
- Development of standards for digital language archiving and data sharing
People, ethics, and data
Holton, Gary, Wesley Y. Leonard, and Peter L. Pulsifer. in review. People, ethics, and data. Open Handbook of Linguistic Data Management, ed. by Andrea Berez-Kroeker, Bradley McDonnell, Eve Koller, and Lauren Collister. Cambridbge: MIT Press.
Variation in spatial orientation systems across Austronesian languages
Holton, Gary and Leah Pappas. in review. Variation in spatial orientation systems across Austronesian languages. Sociotopography: the interplay of language, culture and environment in representing space, ed. by Bill Palmer, Alice Gaby, Jonathon Lum, and Jonathan Schlossberg. Special issue of Linguistics Vanguard.
Spatial orientation in the Malayo-Polynesian languages outside Oceanic
Pappas, Leah and Gary Holton. to appear. Spatial orientation in the Malayo-Polynesian languages outside Oceanic. The Oxford Guide to the Malayo-Polynesian Languages of Asia and Madagascar, ed. by Sander Adelaar and Antoinette Schapper. Oxford University Press.
Sense of place in North America
Holton, Gary and Andrea L. Berez-Kroeker. to appear. Sens of place in North America. The Languages and Linguistics of North America: A Comprehensive Guide, ed. by Carmen Jany, Marianne Mithun, Keren Rice. Mouton de Gruyter.
Holton, Gary and Thomas F. Thornton. 2019. Language and Toponymy in Alaska and Beyond. Fairbanks and Honolulu: Alaska Native Language Center and University of Hawai‘i Press.
McDonnell, Bradley, Andrea Berez-Kroeker, and Gary Holton. 2018. Reflections on Language Documentation 20 Years After Himmelmann 1998. (Language Documentation & Conservation Special Publication no. 15.) Honolulu: University of Hawai’i Press.
Interdisciplinary language documentation
Holton, Gary. 2018. Interdisciplinary language documentation. Oxford Handbook of Endangered Languages, ed. by Kenneth Rehg and Lyle Campbell. Oxford University Press.
Holton, Gary. 2017. A unified system of spatial orientation in the Austronesian and non-Austronesian languages of Halmahera. Language Contact and Substrate in Wallacea, ed. by Antoinette Schapper. NUSA 62.159-91.
The Papuan Languages of East Nusantara
Holton, Gary and Marian Klamer. 2017. The Papuan Languages of East Nusantara. The Languages and Linguistics of the New Guinea Area: A Comprehensive Guide, ed. by Bill Palmer, 569-640. (The World of Linguistics, vol. 4.) Berlin: Mouton.
Holton, Gary, Calistus Hachibmai, Ali Haleyalur, Jerry Lipka, and Donald Rubinstein. 2015. East is not a ‘big bird’: The etymology of the star Altair in the Carolinian sidereal compass. Oceanic Linguistics 54(2).579-588
Sicoli, Mark and Gary Holton. 2014. Linguistic phylogenies support back-migration from Beringia to Asia. PLoS ONE 9(3): e91722.
Sociolinguistics of Language Endangerment
July 22, 2020, Madihol University, Bangkok, Thailand
An initial typology of Papuan Possession
Austronesian and Papuan Languages and Linguistics
June 18, 2020, Oslo, Norway
Do Grammatical Relations Exist? Evidence from Southeast Asia
Southeast Asian Lingusitic Society (Keynote)
May 18, 2020, Honolulu, HI, USA
Linguistic Society for America annual conference (Panel Presentation)
January 03, 2020, New Orleans, LA, USA
Documentary Linguistics, Digital Return, and Community-Based Archiving
International Conference on Language Diversity and Preservation of Cultural Heritage (Keynote)
December 17, 2019, Madihol University, Bangkok, Thailand
Elevation and spatial orientation in Alaska. Workshop on Elevation as a Deictic Category
Societas Linguistica Europeae
September 21, 2019, Leipzig, Germany
Austronesian and Papuan Languages and Linguistics
June 15, 2019, Leiden, Netherlands
Language documentation and conservation in North Maluku
International Conference on Teaching and Learning (Keynote)
November 05, 2018, Universitas Khairun, Ternate, Indonesia
From Community to Archive and Back: Language archives and digital return
Foundation for Endangered Languages annual conference (Keynote)
October 20, 2018, Alcanena, Portugal
College of Languages, Linguistics & Literature Annual Graduate Student Conference (Keynote)
April 17, 2018, Honolulu, HI, USA
- IS 750: Topics in Biocultural Diversity
- LING 630: Field Methods
- LING 640G: Language, Landscape, and Space
- LING 680: Introduction to Language Documentation
- LING 720: Linguistic Typology
- LING 750G: Lexicography
- LING 750G: Grammar Writing
- LING 770: Areal Linguistics
- Member of editorial board, Language Documentation & Conservation
- Member of editorial board, Alaska Journal of Anthropology
- Member, LSA Committee on Endangered Languages and their Preservation