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Ted Fernald

Professor and Chair



  2. Phone: (610) 328-8437
  3. Pearson Hall 117

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.

I am fortunate to teach 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.


Spring 2019 -Teaching at the Navajo Technical University
Fall 2019 - Structure of Navajo Swarthmore College


Curriculum Vitae

Current Research: