Brendan G Fairbanks

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Contact Me

fair0061@umn.edu
612-625-2973

American Indian Studies
6 Scott Hall

72 Pleasant St SE

My interest in linguistics is sparked by the movement to preserve, document, and revitalize the Ojibwe language (an endangered language).  I use my research to fuel my curriculum in my teaching activities and to advance our knowledge of the language in general.

Educational Background & Specialties

Educational Background

  • B.A.: Linguistics, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah, 1998.
  • M.A.: Linguistics, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, 2005.
  • Ph.D.: Linguistics, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, 2009.

Specialties

  • linguistics, language revitalization, documentation, immersion
Courses Taught
  • AMIN 1001 - American Indian Peoples in the United States
  • AMIN 3143 - Language in American Indian Culture and Society
  • ANTH 3143 - American Indian Languages and Cultures
  • OJIB 3104 - Intermediate Ojibwe II
  • OJIB 5106 Advanced Ojibwe I
  • OJIB 5109 - Advanced Ojibwe II
  • OJIB 5202 Ojibwe Mastery I
  • OJIB 5204W Ojibwe Mastery II
  • AMIN 3141 American Indian Language Planning
  • OJIB 1100 Ojibwe Immersion
Research & Professional Activities

Professional Activities

  • Ojibewemotaadidaa Omaa Gidakiiminaang: Grammar Instruction
Publications
  • Ojibwe Discourse Markers. Fairbanks, Brendan, University of Nebraska Press, Author, 2016.
  • Chi-mewinzha: Ojibwe Stories from Leech Lake. Fairbanks, Brendan, Wendy Makoons Geniusz, University of Minnesota Press, Co-Editor, 2015.
  • The Ojibwe Changed Conjunct as Completive Aspect: Fairbanks, Brendan, Monica Macaulay, Margaret Noodin, and J. Randolph, SUNY Press, Papers of the 44th Algonquian Conference, 2016.
  • All About Mii: Fairbanks, Brendan, Karl S. Hele and Regna Darnell, University of Western Ontario, Papers of the 39th Algonquian Conference, 2008.
Awards
  • Bush Fellowship, September 2004 - February 2006