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Nathan Wendte

Graduate Student


Nathan Wendte is a PhD candidate in Linguistic Anthropology currently in his fifth year. He holds an M.A. in Anthropology from Tulane University and a B.S. in Business from Indiana University. His dissertation examines Creole identity and language use in the Gulf South states of Texas and Louisiana. He employs qualitative techniques drawn from nexus analysis and other discourse-based approaches to address these issues. Other research interests include language contact, dialectology, variationist sociolinguistics, and the interface between ideology and orthography. Wendte is an active member of the Louisiana Creole online language community and a contributor to the collaborative language revitalization efforts of the Tunica-Biloxi tribe of Louisiana. He is a former recipient of a Global South Research Grant from the New Orleans Center for the Gulf South and a William Franklin Fellowship in Linguistics. He has been published in the Southern Journal of Linguistics.