Deryle W. Lonsdale

Associate Professor, Linguistics

4039 JFSB


Curriculum Vitae

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Teaching Experience

  • 28 different Linguistics and Linguistic Computing courses taught at BYU (undergraduate and graduate; one cross-listed with Computer Science)
  •  Co-directed English Language Study Abroad in Britain, Summer Term 2010
  •  98 student theses and dissertations advised (43 as chair or referee)
  • Supervision of dozens of recipients of undergraduate mentoring awards, graduate fellowships, and internships


  •  Computational linguistics, natural language processing, and corpus linguistics
  •  Knowledge-based, statistical, and neural language frameworks
  •  Cognitive modeling of natural language use: cognitive architectures, human sentence processing, human-computer/robot interaction, grounding language, task interactions
  •  Parsing, the syntax/semantics interface, and semantic representation
  •  Analogical modeling and applications
  • Tools, methods, and resources for lesser-resourced languages
  • Lexical, speech, morphological, syntactic, and semantic processing of Salish languages
  • Ontology-based information extraction from free-form and semi-structured text
  • Speech-based tools for language instruction and oral proficiency evaluation
  • Computational methods for corpus, dictionary, and terminology resources
  • Machine learning paradigms for corpus annotation

Selected Publications

  • 114 peer-reviewed publications (2 books, 12 book chapters, 21 journal articles, 2 book reviews, 77 conference proceedings)
  • Authorship: sole (10), undergraduate co-authors (21), graduate co-authors (52), faculty co-authors (27)
  • 18 other publications, lightly/editorially reviewed or based on abstract submission only (1 book, 1 book chapter, 11 conference proceedings, 5 technical reports)
  • 234 professional conference presentations (104 at international venues, 59 at national venues, 71 at regional/local venues)
  •  Presenter ship: sole (93), undergraduate co-presenters (49), graduate co-presenters (57), faculty co-presenters (31)
  • Co-PI/consultant on 5 major national/international initiatives:
  • European Union Fifth Framework IST/HLT 3.4.1: Standards-based Access service to multilingual Lexicons and Terminologies (SALT)
  •  US National Science Foundation (NSF) CISE-IDM-IIS-0083127: Target-Based Document-Independent Information Extraction (TIDIE)
  •  US National Science Foundation (NSF) CISE-IIS-0414644: Table Analysis for Semiautomatic Generation of Ontologies (TANGO)
  •  US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) BAA-11-40 BOLT-E: Grounded Language Acquisition
  •  Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) Insight #435-2015-1694: Enhancing lexical resources for BC First Nations languages


  • Affiliated faculty: BYU Native American Studies Program
  • Adjunct Research Fellow: Neal. A. Maxwell Institute for Religious Scholarship (2010-2013)
  • External reviewer for faculty rank promotion, governmental agency funding proposals (NSF, NWO, SSHRC), 15 journals, 5 full book manuscripts, 25 conferences (many recurrent over the years)
  • Various pro bono consulting projects with Lushootseed Research, The Tulalip Tribes, and the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

Citizenship assignments

  •  BYU College of Humanities Ludwig-Weber-Siebach Professorship award (2007-2012)
  •  BYU College of Humanities James L. Barker Lectureship (2011-2012)
  • Departmental program coordinator (undergraduate and graduate), faculty rank advancement committee member, graduate admissions committee, course scheduling coordinator