- Email: harriet [dot] klein [at] stonybrook [dot] edu
A Visiting Scholar of Linguistics at Stonybrook (since 1998) and Professor Emerita, Montclair State University, Klein works on the morphologies and semantics of South American indigenous languages, mainly on languages of the Guaykuruan and Chibchan families. She has done fieldwork in Argentina, Paraguay, Brazil and Panama. Her recent publications are on Toba semantics, and Toba and Guaymi verb morphology, as well as on anthropological linguistics in general. Current projects include a study of historical documents and Gran Chaco indigenous languages; the impact of Spanish temporal concepts on Toba discourse; and analyzing the question of whether secular/religious/gender identity can transcend national identity in the field. From 1994 to 2006, she served as Review Editor of IJAL. She is a past president of the Society for Linguistic Anthropology, and has held several offices and committee positions in SILLA, the LSA, and the AAA.