Campus Directory: Inge Genee

University of Lethbridge

Inge Genee
Modern Languages and Linguistics Department
Office: C508 (University Hall)
Phone: (403) 380-1809
Indigenous Studies
Office: C508/A444 (University Hall)
Phone: (403) 380-1809


B.A. (Dutch Language and Literature, University of Amsterdam); M.A. (Linguistics, University of Amsterdam, cum laude); M.Ed. (University of Amsterdam), Ph.D. (Linguistics, University of Amsterdam)


General Linguistics, Indigenous Language Revitalization, Historical Linguistics, Sociolinguistics, Functional Discourse Grammar; Irish, Dutch, English and Blackfoot

Research Areas

Blackfoot grammar, Indigenous language maintenance and revitalization, Blackfoot lexicography, Functional discourse grammar, Linguistic typology, Polysynthesis

Previous Research Areas

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

Alternate Languages


About Me

I am Professor of Linguistics and a member of the Department of Modern Languages and Linguistics and the Department of Indigenous Studies.

I teach a variety of linguistics courses, including Intro to Linguistics, First Language Acquisition, Sociolinguistics, Historical Linguistics, Practical Phonetics and several seminar courses and independent study courses when my teaching schedule allows. I also teach Structure of Blackfoot and other Blackfoot-related courses for the Department of Indigenous Studies.

My research interests are mainly in Documentary Linguistics, Language Revitalization, Linguistic Typology, Historical Linguistics, Functional Discourse Grammar and other non-generative approaches to grammar, and involve a number of languages including Irish, Dutch, English and Blackfoot.

My current work is mainly in Blackfoot language documentation and revitalization. I direct the SSHRC-funded Blackfoot Language Resources project, which can be viewed at

I have done collaborative work with the Peigan Board Of Education to explore ways to support their language revitalization work. As part of this project we received a SSHRC Connection Grant to organize the 25th Stabilizing Indigenous Languages Symposium in June 2018. See for more information. The Proceedings from this symposium will be published by Northern Arizona University.

I am a co-applicant in the SSHRC-funded $2,500,000 Partnership Grant project 21st Century Tools for Indigenous Languages. See

I am currently not accepting new graduate students.

You can see some of my publications and other information in my CV below.

Selected Publications

Please see My CV linked above

Curriculum Vitae


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