Theodore B. Fernald

Department of Linguistics, Swarthmore College, Swarthmore, PA 19081
Phone: 610-328-8437 Fax: 610-328-7323






I am a semanticist with interests in the distinction between individual- and stage-level predicates, negative polarity items, generic sentences, definite and indefinite descriptions, and all things having to do with Navajo syntax and semantics.






This semester I am teaching Semantics (Ling40) and Research Seminar/Senior Honors Thesis (Ling 100/195)

In Spring 2008 I will be teaching a first year seminar on American Indian Languages (Ling 4) along with Semantics (Ling 40).

Palanque Inscriptions

Click photograph to go to a Mayan inscription with glyph-by-glyph gloss, including drawings and photos of each glyph.

Also check out the parent site, Mesoweb Resources.

Navajo Linguistics Workshops

I am fortunate to teach in the summer workshops run by the Navajo Language Academy. Linguists, language teachers, and students join together  for three weeks of classes and collaborative research every summer at a  location on or near the Navajo reservation. Information about this year's workshop is available here.

           Rare books online  

The University of Chicago Library has scans of rare  books online including Champiolliion's (1836)  Grammarie Egyptienne. Click here for more info.

Sunset at Dook'o'oosliid

Click here to learn more about this Sacred Mountain of the West