Campus Directory: Inge Genee

University of Lethbridge

Inge Genee
Modern Languages Department
Office: C508 (University Hall)
Phone: (403) 380-1809


B.A. (Dutch Language and Literature); M.A. (Linguistics); Ph.D. (Linguistics)


Historical linguistics, Sociolinguistics, History of linguistics, Functional discourse grammar: Irish, Dutch, English and Blackfoot

Research Areas

Blackfoot grammar, Dutch language in Canada, Minority languages in Alberta, Multilingualism, First Nations English dialects, Functional discourse grammar, History of linguistics

Previous Research Areas

Medieval Irish grammar, Historical linguistics, Functional theories, Functional grammar, Language contact, Canadian minority languages, History of linguistics

Alternate Languages


Office Hours

By appointment 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM

About Me

I am Associate Professor of Linguistics in the Department of Modern Languages and currently also the Chair of that Department (2013-2016). I am also an associate member of the Department of Native American Studies. I teach Intro to Linguistics, First Language Acquisition, Sociolinguistics, Historical Linguistics, Practical Phonetics and various kinds of seminars when my teaching schedule allows. My research interests are in Sociolinguistics, Documentary Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Functional Discourse Grammar and other non-generative approaches to grammar, and involve a number of languages including Irish, Dutch, English and Blackfoot.

Selected Publications

Please see My CV

Research Interests

Sociolinguistics; Historical Linguistics; History of Linguistics; Blackfoot grammar and texts (with Lena Heavy Shields Russell); Indigenous English dialects; Functional Discourse Grammar.

Current Research and Creative Activity

TitleLocationGrant InformationPrincipal InvestigatorCo Researchers
Blackfoot Text Collection Alberta CREDO Development grant.

Inge Genee Lena Heavy Shields Russell
Canadian Indigenous English Dialects Canadian Prairie Provinces CURA development grant, ULRF, STEP, RGILS.

Inge Genee
Textual cohesion in Blackfoot Alberta Various internal U of L grants, Total $11,800.

Inge Genee, University of Lethbridge
The Blackfoot stories of Joe Little Chief Alberta Chinook Summer Research Award.

Inge Genee Daniel P. O'Donnell and Lea Zuyderhoudt

Previous Research

TitleGrant AgencyCompletion Date
The hidden languages of Southern Alberta Internal 2004
The Dutch language in Southern Alberta Internal 2005

Curriculum Vitae


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