Edwin Ko

Edwin Ko

Linguist. Educator. Language Advocate.

Research Interests

Syntax & Phonology
Language Variation & Change
Corpus Linguistics
Language Revitalization
Linguistics Education

Other Profiles


My current research focuses on syntax (grammatical voice/valency) and on phonology (prosodic typology). I also specialize in Alaska Native and Native American languages where I have been designing digital technologies and exploring their best use in language revitalization efforts. If I haven't met you yet, I hope to meet you soon and please feel free to contact me!


Bloomington, IN, USA

Research interests (in one sentence).

The relation of grammatical voice to positions of internal and external verbal arguments. | The syntax of grammatical voice, especially non-promotional and impersonal passives. | Examining how to best use digital technologies to enrich language revitalization programs. | Discovering the mechanisms and processes by which syntactic variation and change emerge. | The role of pitch as a prosodic feature in languages classified as having pitch accent systems. | Understanding how a speaker's syntactic choice is attributed to probabilistic knowledge of language. | The development and assessment of teaching and learning methodoglogies for endangered languages. | Exploring how best to communicate linguistic concepts to language teachers, learners and the general public in an accessible and engaging way. | Constructing syntactically annotated corpora of endangered languages for use in (computational) linguistic research and language teaching.

Current Projects

I'm involved in several projects. Check them out!

Archival Materials

Unangam Tunuu / Crow

Task-Based Approaches


Non-Promotional 'Passives'

Unangam Tunuu (Aleut)

Prosodic System


Using QR Codes

Northern Pomo

Linguistics Education

Language Communities

Past Projects

Variation Across Englishes

ICE Corpus

Actuation Problem


Northern Pomo Languge Tools

Website & Mobile App Developer

Survey of Zapotec and Chatino

Website App Developer

Python Tutorial

Organizer & Instructor

Public Outreach

USA S&E Festival 2016

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