About me

A self-portrait of me.Hello!

I’m Tom Dougherty, a PhD student in the Department of Linguistics at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa. I grew up outside of Baltimore, Maryland, and currently live in Honolulu, Hawai‘i.

My research in linguistics focuses on historical linguistics. I am interested in the languages of the Pacific, specifically Yapese. I have also worked on some of the minority languages of Japan, including Ainu, a now-dormant language isolate, and Okinawan, an endangered language related to Japanese.

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Twitter: @tmd_linguist
Email: tmd AT hawaii DOT edu