Claire Bowern directs research on historical linguistics and the Indigenous languages of Australia. The lab includes work on comparative reconstruction, language and typology, computational phylogenetics, theories of language change, and language documentation.

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The companion pages from my book Linguistic Fieldwork: a Practical Guide are now also hosted on this site.

Potential graduate students: Please note that graduates apply to the department, not to individual faculty. Please do not send any application materials to me directly. Information on applying to our program can be found here. I am happy to answer questions about the program that are not otherwise answered on the site.

Applications for visiting scholars: I am unable to sponsor new visiting scholars or post-doctoral appointments at this time. Please do not send unsolicited applications.