Isaac L. Bleaman

Assistant Professor
Department of Linguistics
University of California, Berkeley
Office: 1216 Dwinelle Hall

(lastname)@berkeley.edu

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Isaac L. Bleaman

About

I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Linguistics at UC Berkeley. My research interests include sociolinguistic variation, language contact, language maintenance, and language change. I address these broad areas by studying the factors that constrain variation in contemporary spoken Yiddish. I am also interested in computational methods (e.g., the use of online corpora) and in syntactic theory and analysis, especially the mechanisms that account for optionality and variation.

I am also affiliated with the Center for Jewish Studies.

Employment

  • Assistant Professor, Department of Linguistics, UC Berkeley, 2019–
  • Language Engineer, Amazon Alexa, Applied Modeling & Data Science, 2018–2019

Education

  • PhD Linguistics, New York University, 2018
  • MA Linguistics, New York University, 2016
  • MSt Yiddish Studies, University of Oxford, 2013
  • BA Linguistics & Comparative Literature, Stanford University, 2012

Yiddish

Click here for my personal page in Yiddish, and here for information about the Yiddish conversation group (shmueskrayz) at UC Berkeley.

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