College of Arts & Sciences Languages

Armik Mirzayan

Armik Mirzayan
Assistant Professor
Languages, Linguistics and Philosophy: Other, College of Arts & Sciences
USL Slagle Hall/Auditorium 301B
Phone: 605-677-3159
Teaching Interests:
Linguistics, Phonetics and Phonology, Lakota, Quechua, American Indian Languages, Language Structures, Language and Thought, Physics and Astronomy
Research Interests:
Acoustic Phonetics, Phonology, Language Revitalization, Field Methods, Language and Thought
  • Ph D, Linguistics, University of Colorado at Boulder, 2010
  • MS, Physics, University of Colorado at Boulder, 1998
  • BS, Physics, University of California, Los Angeles, 1995
  • Mirzayan, A., (2008), A Preliminary Study of Same-Turn Self-Repair in Wichita, John Benjamins Publishing Company, vol. 78, pp. 317-354.
Awards and Honors:
  • A&S Travel Grant, USD College of Arts and Science, 2012
  • Documenting the Wichita Language in Music, Endangered Language Fund, 2007
  • Mirzayan, A. The Role of Pitch in Wichita Morphology. Presented at the 33rd Siouan and Caddoan Languages Conference , Sitting Bull College, Ft. Yates, ND.
  • Mirzayan, A. (2012, November). Lakota/Dakota Language Revitalization Processes, Prospects, and Challenges. Presented at the Language Meeting on Veteran's Day , Wagner, SD.
  • Mirzayan, A. (2012, November). Phonological Pitch Range Relations in Lakota. Presented at the High Desert Linguistic Society Conference, Albuquerque, NM.
  • Mirzayan, A., Ringersma, J. (2010, August). Wichita Lexicon in LEXUS. Presented at the RELISH, Nijmegen, The Netherlands.
  • Mirzayan, A. (2010, July). Pitch Accents and Phrase Accents in Lakota. Presented at the LabPhon 12, University of New Mexico.