Davis, Garry
gdavis@uwm.eduCurtin Hall 895

Davis, Garry

Linguistics, AMLLC


  • PhD, University of Michigan
  • MA, University of Michigan
  • BA, University of Michigan

Research Interests

Historical Linguistics, Germanic Linguistics, Thai and Lao Linguistics, areal linguistic change in SE Asia and Europe

Teaching Interests

Historical Linguistics, Language Typology, Areal Linguistics, Field Methods

Courses Taught

  • Linguis 211: Origins of Words
  • Linguis 470: Historical/Comparative Linguistics
  • Linguis 474: Language Typology and Language Universals
  • Linguis 490: Field Methods

Other Relevant Activities

Joint appointment with the German Program in the Dept. of Foreign Languages and Literature

Selected Publications

Davis, G. (2015, September). The Story of Lao r: Filling in the Gaps. Baird, I. (Ed.). Journal of Lao Studies, Special Issue(2), 97-109.
Davis, G. (2011). The Dialect of Wermelskirchen: Three Vowel Systems in just 40 Years? Zeitschrift fuer Dialektologie und Linguistik [Journal of Dialectology and Linguistics], 78(3), 321-333.
Davis, G. (2010, December). The Differential Development of Proto-Southwestern Tai *r in Lao and Thai. Journal of the Southeast Asian Linguistics Society, 3(2), 49-60.