Gregory Anderson (linguist)

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Gregory Anderson
Gregory David Shelton Anderson
Academic background
Alma materUniversity of Chicago
Academic work
InstitutionsLiving Tongues Institute for Endangered Languages

Gregory David Shelton Anderson is an American linguist specialising in Munda languages and auxiliary verbs. Anderson earned his doctorate in linguistics from the University of Chicago in 2000, and is currently director of the Living Tongues Institute for Endangered Languages. He was featured in the documentary film The Linguists.[1]


Anderson is the author of books including:

  • Tuvan Dictionary (with K. David Harrison, LINCOM, 2003)[2]
  • Auxiliary Verb Constructions in Altai-Sayan Turkic (Turcologica 51, Harrossowitz Verlag, 2004)[3]
  • Language contact in South Central Siberia (Turcologica 54, Harrossowitz Verlag, 2005)[4]
  • Auxiliary Verb Constructions (Oxford University Press, 2006)[5]
  • The Munda Verb: Typological Perspectives (De Gruyter, 2007)

He is also editor of an edited volume, The Munda Languages (Routledge, 2008).[6]


  1. ^ Curriculum Vitae
  2. ^ Review of Tuvan Dictionary:
    • Vajda, Edward J. (December 2005). Language. 81 (4): 997. doi:10.1353/lan.2005.0213. JSTOR 4490031. S2CID 145277318.CS1 maint: untitled periodical (link)
  3. ^ Reviews of Auxiliary Verb Constructions in Altai-Sayan Turkic:
    • Krueger, John R. (2005). Mongolian Studies. 27: 71–72. JSTOR 43193382.CS1 maint: untitled periodical (link)
    • Kirchner, Mark (2005). Wiener Zeitschrift für die Kunde des Morgenlandes. 95: 493–496. JSTOR 23862804.CS1 maint: untitled periodical (link)
    • Knüppel, Michael (2006). Central Asiatic Journal. 50 (1): 127–129. JSTOR 41928416.CS1 maint: untitled periodical (link)
    • van Gelderen, Elly (April 2007). Word. 58 (2): 123–125. doi:10.1080/00437956.2007.11432576. S2CID 219328515.CS1 maint: untitled periodical (link)
  4. ^ Reviews of Language contact in South Central Siberia:
  5. ^ Reviews of Auxiliary Verb Constructions:
    • van Gelderen, Elly (2010). Studies in Language. 34 (1): 234–238. doi:10.1075/sl.34.1.14van.CS1 maint: untitled periodical (link)
    • Journal of African Languages and Linguistics. 31 (1). January 2010. doi:10.1515/jall.2010.006.CS1 maint: untitled periodical (link)
    • Vajda, Edward J. (June 2010). Language. 86 (2): 429–431. JSTOR 40666326.CS1 maint: untitled periodical (link)
  6. ^ Review of The Munda Languages:
    • Pucilowski, Anna; Pederson, Eric (December 2011). Studies in Language. 35 (4): 960–969. doi:10.1075/sl.35.4.10puc.CS1 maint: untitled periodical (link)

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