Associate Professor, Linguistics Program, Dept. of Anthropology.
Dr. Mizuki Miyashita is an Associate Professor of Linguistics at the University of Montana. She earned a Ph.D. in Linguistics at the University of Arizona (2002). Her specialization is sound pattern analysis in Native American languages. Her dissertation concentrates on syllable analysis of Tohono O’odham (formerly known as Papago, an endangered indigenous language spoken in Southwestern Arizona and Northern Mexico). She has presented and published several articles in phonology and Native American languages. Her current research interest is Blackfoot phonology. She is working closely with the Piegan Institute, a community-based research program in Browning, Montana. Her research in Blackfoot aims to contribute both to linguistics research and language revitalization.
Tuesday and Thursday 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Field Of Study:
- Prosodic Analysis
- Language Documentation and Revitalization
- Blackfoot Language and Linguistics
- Tohono O'dham Langauge and Linguistics
- Yamagata Japanese Phonology and Morphology
Courses I Teach
LING 270S: Introduction to Linguistics
LING 375X: Endangered Languages
LING 471/571: Phonetics-Phonology
LING 489/589: Morphology
LING 570: Graduater Seminar: Advanced Phonology
LING 570: Graduate Seminar: Blackfoot Linguistics
Other Courses I Have Taught
LING 470: Introduction to Linguistic Analysis
LING 473: Language and Culture
LING 477: Bilingualism
LING 570: Graduate Seminar: Language Preservation
LING 570: Graduate Seminar: Second Language Phonology
Ph.D. in Linguistics, University of Arizona, 2002.
M.A. in Linguistics, University of Arizona, 1998.
- Assistant Professor, 2006-2010. Linguistics Program, Dept. of Anthropology, U of Montana.
- Adjunct Assistant Professor, 2003-2006. Linguistics Program, Anthropology, U of Montana.
- Visiting Assistant Professor, 2002-2003. Department of Linguistics, U of Kansas.
- Program Coordinator, 2000-2002. Teaching Teams Program, U of Arizona.
- Teaching Assistant, 1996-2000. Department of Linguistics, U of Arizona.
Timothy Vance, Mizuki Miyashita, and Mark Irwin. 2012. "Rendaku in Japanese Dialects that Retain Prenasalization." S. Nam, J. Jun and H. Ko (eds.), Japanese/Korean Linguistics. Vo21. Standard: CSLI Publications.
Mizuki Miyashita. 2011. "Diphthongs in Tohono O'odham." Anthropological Linguistics. 53:4 323-342.
Miyashita, Mizuki. 2011. "Five Blackfoot Lullabies." Proceedings of The American Philosophical Society. 155:3 276-293.
Chen, Min and Mizuki Miyashita. 2011. "Audio Classification for Blackfoot Language Analysis." Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).
Masuda, Kyoko and Mizuki Miyashita. 2009. "Acquisition of English /r/ and /l/: A Longitudinal Study of Japanese. Learners of English." Sophia Linguistica 57. 225-282.
Miyashita, Mizuki and Shirlee Crow Shoe. 2009. "Blackfoot Lullabies and Language Revitalization." In Indigenous Language Revitalization: Encouragement, Guidance & Lessons Learned. (Ed.) J. Reyhner. Northern Arizona University. 183-190.
Ono, Tsuyoshi and Mizuki Miyashita. 2006. “The development of the final particle ha in Yamagata Japanese.” In Canadian Review of East Asian Studies. Vol. 2, No. 1. 65-74.
Miyashita, Mizuki. 2006. “Tohono O’odham” In Encyclopedia of Language and Linguistics, 2nd Edition. Online version. Elsevier.
Cole, Deborah and Miyashita, Mizuki. 2006. “The Function of Pauses in Metrical Studies: Acoustic Evidence from Japanese Verse.” In Formal Approaches to Poetry. Elan Dresherand Nila Friedberg, eds. Mouton de Gruyter. 173-192.
Miyashita, Mizuki. 2005. “Tohono O’odham” In Encyclopedia of Language and Linguistics 2nd Edition. Printed version. Elsevier. 735-737.
- English - advanced proficiency
- Japanese - native/bilingual proficiency