About The Project - Project Team : Julia Miller

About The Project | PROJECT TEAM


Below is a collection of community members and participants that made this project possible. Click on each photo thumbnail to learn more about each person.

  • Amy Acko
  • Sam Acko
  • Robin Acko
  • Starr Acko
  • Eddie Apsassin
  • Mark Apsassin
  • May Apsassin
  • Johnny Askoty
  • Billy Attachie
  • Chief Gerry Attachie
  • Margaret Attachie
  • Tommy Attachie
  • Peter Biella
  • Brittany Brinkworth
  • Charmayne Brinkworth
  • Chief Kelvin Davis
  • Madeline Davis
  • Rosie Field
  • Kate Hennessy
  • Verena Hofmann
  • Julia Miller
  • Margie Miller
  • Patrick Moore
  • Chief Gary Oker
  • Madeleine Oker
  • Amber Ridington
  • Jillian Ridington
  • Robin Ridington

Julia Colleen Miller
Linguist, Beaver Translation Team

Julia Colleen Miller
Julia Miller, Doig River, 2005. Catalog # DZVMCKHDP-6-25-05-E051

I am a PhD student in the Linguistics Department at the University of Washington. My research focuses on the area of phonetics, a branch of linguistics that explores the characteristics of human speech sounds. Specifically, I investigate the acoustic attributes of linguistic tone in the Dane-zaa language. My secondary area of interest is sociolinguistics, which explores the relationship between language and society; in particular, I explore how neighboring languages may influence one another through language contact.

I have been fortunate to be a part of various collaborative efforts, many involving community-driven multi-media projects addressing the problems of language endangerment in indigenous communities. Also, I am grateful to have been awarded a fellowship from the US Department of Education to study the Dane-zaa language not just as a linguist, but as a language learner.