Dirk A. Elzinga

Associate Professor, Linguistics Undergraduate Area Coordinator, Linguistics

4043 JFSB


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Teaching Experience

I teach phonology and introduction to linguistics.


I study the native languages of Utah, primarily Goshute and Ute. I am also interested in the phonology of English.

Selected Publications

Beesley, Kenneth R. and Dirk Elzinga. 2015. An 1860 English-Hopi Vocabulary Written in the Deseret Alphabet. University of Utah Press.


I work with several indigenous communities of Utah and Colorado on language documentation projects.

Citizenship assignments

Linguistics Undergraduate Coordinator
Chair, Search Committee