Curriculum Vitae

This page contains a brief CV.  My full CV  is available here (pdf)

Education

PhD in Linguistics
University of Alberta
Sept. 2015 – PRESENT
• I study corpus and quantitative linguistics under Dr. Antti Arppe. Working with indigenous languages of Canada, especially Plains Cree, I preform statistic analyses on large quantities of data to determine underlying patterns of language.

Linguistics Society of America Summer Institute
University of Kentucky
July 2017
• I attended the 2017 Summer Institute in Linguistics at the Univeristy of Kentucky. I took course work in Construction Grammar, Computational Linguistics, Sign Language Linguistics, and Forensic Linguistics.

BA (Hons.) in Linguistics
University of Alberta
Sept. 2012 – June 2015
• I studied linguistics focusing on language sustainability and phonetics, culminating in my honours thesis, Reduction in Plains Cree, under the supervision of Dr. Benjamin V. Tucker. This work focuses on phonetic reduction in Plains Cree glide-onset syllables

Diploma of Professional Writing
MacEwan University
Sept. 2009 – June 2012
• I studied professional writing, including technical writing and rhetoric.

Skills

Programming: Python, LaTeX, Unix, Awk
Languages: English (Native), Plains Cree (Reading, Writing), Latin (Reading, Writing)
Software: Adobe Creative Suite, AntConc, Audacity, ELAN, macOS, Microsoft Office, Praat, R, RStudio, Windows

Publications

Learning from the Computational Modelling of Plains Cree Verbs
Harrigan, A. G., Schmirler, K., Arppe, A., Antonsen, L., Trosterud, T., Wolvengrey, A.
Morphology
Accepted, in Revision

Toward a Detailed Plains Cree VAI Paradigm
Harrigan, A. G., Arppe, A., Wolvengrey, A.
Proceedings of the 47th Algonquian Conference
In Press

Vowel Spaces and Reduction in Plains Cree
Harrigan, A., Tucker B.
Journal of the Canadian Acoustical Association, 43(03) 2015

Presentations

A Morphologically Tagged Corpus for Plains Cree.
Arppe, A., Schmirler, K., Harrigan, A. G., Wolvengrey, A.
49th Algonquian Conference
Montreal, Canada
October 2017

Conjunct(ion) Junct(ion): what is your function?
Harrigan, A. G., Arppe, A.
49th Algonquian Conference
Montreal, Canada
October 2017

A Morphologically Tagged Corpus for Plains Cree.
Schmirler, K., Harrigan, A. G., Arppe, A.
Prairie Workshop on Linguistics IV.
Saskatoon, SK, Canada
March 2017

Addressing the Paradox of Authenticity: The Emergence of Pluricentric Written Languages for Haida and Plains Cree.
Lachler, J., Harrigan, A., Bontogon, M.
115th American Anthropological Association Annual Meeting
Minneapolis, United States of America
November 2016

Lexical Subtypes in a Plains Cree Corpus.
Harrigan, A. G., Schmirler, K., Arppe, A.
48th Algonquian Conference
Milwaukee, United States of America
October 2016

Plains Cree Verbal Derivational Morphology: A Corpus Investigation.
Schmirler, K., Harrigan, A. G., Arppe, A., Wolvengrey, A.
48th Algonquian Conference
Milwaukee, United States of America
October 2016

So similar in principle, but so different in practice – mixing texts, elicitation and experimentation in the study of the Plains Cree independent and conjunct verb constructions.
Arppe A., Harrigan A., Schmirler, K.
New Ways of Analyzing Syntactic Variation 2
Gent, Belgium
May 2016

Word Class Frequencies According to Corpora
Schmirler, K. and Harrigan, A. G.
3rd Prarie Workshop on Language and Linguistics
Regina, SK, Canada
March 2016

Learning from the Computational Modelling of Plains Cree Verbs
Harrigan, A., Antonsen, L., Arppe, A., Bowers, D., Trosterud, T. and Wolvengrey, A.
Computational Methods for Descriptive and Theoretical Morphology 17th International Morphology
Meeting
Vienna, Austria
February 2016

Plains Cree Syllabics Guest Lecture (Invited)
LING 325: Writing Systems
Edmonton, AB, Canada
November 2015

Modelling the Plains Cree Verbs
Antonsen, L., Arppe, A., Harrigan A. G., Trosterud, T., Wolvengrey, A.
48th Algonquian Conference
Winnipeg, MB, Canada
October 2015

oswêw êkwa ê-tipiskâk, mâka mâcîw âhpô ê-mâcît?
Harrigan, A. G. and Arppe, A.
48th Algonquian Conference
Winnipeg, MB, Canada
October 2015

Vowel Spaces and Reduction in Plains Cree
Harrigan, A., Tucker B.
Acoustics Week in Canada
2015 Halifax, NS, Canada
October 2015

Reduction in Plains Cree Guest Lecture (Invited)
LING 311: Advanced Cree Grammar
Edmonton, AB, Canada
July 2015

Variations in Goals and Methods of Linguistic Education: A Comparison of Academic And Community-Based Approaches to Linguistics
Jerry, M., Harrigan, A., Bontogon M., and Casavant, T.

4th International Conference on Language Documentation and Revitalization
Honolulu, HI, U.S.A.
February 2015

Analysis of a Death Harrigan, G.
KIAS Today’s Ideas, Now
Edmonton, AB, Canada
August 2013

Honours & Awards

2017-2021 President’s Doctoral Prize of Distinction ~ $27,400 (varies from year to year)
2017-2021 SSHRC Doctoral Fellowship $80, 000
2015-2016 Joseph Armand Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholarship—Master’s(CGSM[SSHRC]) $17,500
2015-2016 Walter H. Johns Graduate Fellowship $5,700
2014 Roger S. Smith Undergraduate Researcher Award $5,000
2010/11/13 Jason Lang Scholarship $1,000 (x3)
2013 KIAS Tomorrow’s Ideas, Now Presentation Award $120
2009 Alexander Rutherford Scholarship for Academic Excellence $2,500
2009 Pezer Construction Scholarship for Excellence in Communication Technology Studies $1,000