Atticus G. Harrigan

3-26 Assiniboia Hall · University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB T6G 2E7 atticus.harrigan@ualberta.ca

Welcome to my website! My name is Atticus Harrigan and I am a PhD Candidate in linguistics at the [University of Alberta](https://www.ualberta.ca/linguistics). My supervisor is Antti Arppe. I am affiliated with the Alberta Language Technology Laboratory (ALTLab). I am also a Doctoral Fellow of the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council. My research mainly focuses on the use of computational and quanitative techniques in the documentation and analysis of lesser resourced languages, especially those of North America. My dissertation investigates the choice of certain formal modes in Plains Cree from a data-drive perspective, using a variety of morphpsemantic features as predictors in a set of mixed-effects regression models. In deriving predictors, I make use of semantic vector models and cluster analysis to identify latent (underlying) verb classes.

Publications

A Morpholosyntactically Tagged Corpus for Plains Cree

Arppe, A., Schmirler, K., Harrigan, A. G., Wolvengrey, A.
In Macaulay M. & Noodin M. (Eds.), Papers of the Forty-Ninth Algonquian Conference. EAST LANSING: Michigan State University Press.
In Press

A Preliminary Plains Cree Speech Synthesizer

Harrigan, A., Mills, T., Arppe, A.
In Proceedings of the Workshop on Computational Methods for Endangered Languages (Vol. 1, No. 1, p. 9).
2019

Plains Cree Verbal Derivational Morphology: A corpus investigation

Schmirler, K., Harrigan, A. G., Arppe, A., Wolvengrey, A.
In Macaulay M. & Noodin M. (Eds.), Papers of the Forty-Eighth Algonquian Conference (pp. 239-254). EAST LANSING: Michigan State University Press.
2019

Learning from the Computational Modelling of Plains Cree Verbs

Harrigan, A. G., Schmirler, K.,Arppe, A., Antonsen, L.,Trosterud, T., Wolvengrey, A.
Morphology, 27(4), 565-598.
2017

Toward a Detailed Plains Cree VAI Paradigm

Harrigan, A. G., Arppe, A., Wolvengrey, A.
In Macaulay M. & Noodin M. (Eds.), Papers of the Forty-Seventh Algonquian Conference. (pp. 129-146) EAST LANSING: Michigan State University Press.
2017

Vowel Spaces in Plains Cree

Harrigan, A. G., Tucker, B.
Journal of the Canadian Acoustical Association, 43(03).
2015

Education

University of Alberta

Doctor of Philosophy
Linguistics
Current

Linguistics Society of American Summer Institute

University of Kentucky
Linguistics

Sign Language Linguistics; Computational Linguistics; Construction Grammar; Forensic Linguistics

2017

University of Alberta

Bachelor of Arts (Honors)
Linguistics

Thesis: Reduction in Plains Cree

2015

MacEwan University

Diploma of Applied Communications

Rhetoric and Technical Writing

2012

Skills

Programming Languages & Tools
Workflow
  • Mobile-First, Responsive Design
  • Cross Browser Testing & Debugging
  • Cross Functional Teams
  • Agile Development & Scrum

Interests

Apart from being a web developer, I enjoy most of my time being outdoors. In the winter, I am an avid skiier and novice ice climber. During the warmer months here in Colorado, I enjoy mountain biking, free climbing, and kayaking.

When forced indoors, I follow a number of sci-fi and fantasy genre movies and television shows, I am an aspiring chef, and I spend a large amount of my free time exploring the latest technolgy advancements in the front-end web development world.

Awards & Certifications

  • Google Analytics Certified Developer
  • Mobile Web Specialist - Google Certification
  • 1st Place - University of Colorado Boulder - Emerging Tech Competition 2009
  • 1st Place - University of Colorado Boulder - Adobe Creative Jam 2008 (UI Design Category)
  • 2nd Place - University of Colorado Boulder - Emerging Tech Competition 2008
  • 1st Place - James Buchanan High School - Hackathon 2006
  • 3rd Place - James Buchanan High School - Hackathon 2005