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Thomas R. Wier is Assistant Professor of Linguistics at the Free University of Tbilisi. His work focuses on the theory and typology of polysynthetic languages in the languages of the Caucasus and native North America. In 2001 he received his bachelor's degree from the University of Texas at Austin with a triple major in linguistics, history and classical civilization. In 2011, he received his doctorate from the University of Chicago with the dissertation Georgian Morphosyntax and Feature Hierarchies in Natural Language. He has worked extensively on languages of the Caucasus as well as on Native American languages, as in his grammar and chrestomathy Tonkawa Texts (University of Oklahoma Press, 2018), an extinct language once spoken in the American plains. He has also carried out fieldwork on the Svan, Aramaic and Udi languages.


1997-2001: Bachelors degree from the University of Texas at Austin; 2011 - PhD from the University of Texas at Austin

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Linguistics, History and Classical Civilization (B)
Theoretical morphosyntax (linguistics) (D)