Daisy Rosenblum



Affiliation: University of British Columbia

Dissertation: A grammar of space in


1999 B.A., Linguistic Anthropology and Folklore, City University of New York

2007 B.F.A., Studio Art, Brooklyn College, CUNY


Daisy Rosenblum is a doctoral student in linguistics at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Her current work focuses on the multi-modal documentation and description of K?ak??ala, a Wakashan language spoken in British Columbia, with an emphasis on methods that contribute to and participate in community-based language revitalization. Her research interests include the grammar of space, argument structure, alignment, deixis, voice and valence, as well as mechanisms of contact, diffusion and change in the Pacific Northwest and Mesoamerican linguistic areas. She is collaborating with members of the K?ak??k?w?ak? Nation in British Columbia to create an annotated corpus of spontaneous speech in two dialects, to be archived within the community and at the Endangered Language Archive at SOAS. 


Department of Linguistics 
South Hall 3432
University of California Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA 93106
(805) 893-7488
Department of Linguistics (Visiting student)
1314 Dwinelle Hall
University of California Berkeley
Berkeley CA 94720
(510) 642-2757



  • Corpus of spontaneous speech in K?ak??ala
  • Description of two K?ak??ala dialects
  • A grammar of space in K?ak??ala


2013 Rosenblum, Daisy. Passive constructions in K?ak??ala. Survey Reports, Volume 15. UC Berkeley: Survey of California and Other Indian Languages.
2012 Gordon, Matthew, Edita Ghushchyan, Brad McDonnell, Daisy Rosenblum and Patricia A. Shaw.Sonority and central vowels: A cross-linguistic phonetic study. In The Sonority Controversy, edited by Steve Parker, pp. 219-256. Mouton de Gruyter.
2010 Rosenblum, Daisy and Andrea L. Berez. Introduction: The Boasian tradition and contemporary practice in linguistic fieldwork in the Americas. In Andrea L. Berez, Jean Mulder, and Daisy Rosenblum (eds.), Fieldwork and Linguistic Analysis in Indigenous Languages of the Americas. Journal of Language Documentation & Conservation Special Publication No. 2, 1-8. Honolulu: University of Hawai‘i Press.
2010 Berez, Andrea L., Jean Mulder and Daisy Rosenblum (eds.). Language Documentation and Conservation Special Publication No. 2: Fieldwork and Linguistic Analysis in American Indigenous Languages. Honolulu: University of Hawai'i Press. 
1999 Zentella, Ana Celia, and Auris Bourdón, Ida Campanella, Arlene González, Michele Marrero, Irene Molina, Elyes Pérez, Daisy Rosenblum. Would you like your children to speak English and Spanish?/Quieren que sus hijos hablen el inglés y el español?