Lenore Grenoble specializes in Slavic and Arctic Indigenous languages, and is currently conducting fieldwork on Evenki (Tungusic) in Siberia, Kalaallisut (West Greenlandic, Inuit) in Greenland, and Wolof (Niger-Congo) in Senegal. Her research focuses on the study of contact linguistics and language shift, discourse and conversation analysis, deixis, and issues in the study of language endangerment, attrition, and revitalization.
Books & Edited Volumes:
Bickel, Balthasar, Lenore A. Grenoble, David A. Peterson, & Alan Timberlake, eds. 2013. Language Typology and Historical Contingency. Amsterdam: John Benjamins Press.
Grenoble, Lenore A. & N. Louanna Furbee, eds. 2010. Language Documentation: Practices and Values. Amsterdam: John Benjamins Press. [paperback edition: 2012]
Grenoble, Lenore A. & Lindsay J. Whaley. 2006. Saving Languages. An Introduction to Language Revitalization. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
Grenoble, Lenore A. 2003. Language Policy in the Former Soviet Union. Dordrecht: Kluwer Academic Press.
Grenoble, Lenore A. 1998. Deixis and Information Packaging in Russian Discourse. Pragmatics & Beyond, 50. Amsterdam: John Benjamins Press.
Bulatova, Nadezhda J. & Lenore A. Grenoble. 1999. Evenki. Languages of the World Materials/141. Munich: Lincom.
Grenoble, Lenore A. & Lindsay J. Whaley, eds. 1998. Endangered Languages: Current Issues and Future Prospects. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
Grenoble, Lenore A. & John M. Kopper, eds. 1997. Essays in the Art and Theory of Translation. Lewiston, NY: Edwin Mellen Press.
Grenoble, Lenore A. & Adam Roth Singerman. In press. Minority languages. In Mark Aronoff, ed., Oxford Bibliographies. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
Grenoble, Lenore A. In press. Spatial semantics, case, and relational nouns in Evenki. In Pirkko Suihkonen & Lindsay J. Whaley, eds. Typology of Languages of Europe and Northern and Central Asia. Amsterdam: John Benjamins.
Whitecloud, Simone S. & Lenore A. Grenoble. In press. An interdisciplinary approach to documenting knowledge: plants & their uses in Greenland. Arctic 67/1. (in press)
Grenoble, Lenore A., Rebekah Baglini & Martina Martinović. Verbal gestures in Wolof. Proceedings of the 44th Annual Conference on African Linguistics. Somerville, MA: Cascadilla Press. (submitted)
Grenoble, Lenore A. 2013. Unanswered questions in language documentation and revitalization: New directions for research and action. In Elena Mihas, Bernard Perley, Gabriel Rei-Doval, & Kathleen Wheatley, eds., Responses to Language Endangerment: In Honor of Mickey Noonan. New Directions in Language Documentation and Language Revitalization, 43-57. Amsterdam: John Benjamins.
Grenoble, Lenore A. 2013. The syntax and pragmatics of Tungusic revisited. In Balthasar Bickel, Lenore A. Grenoble, David A. Peterson, & Alan Timberlake, eds., Language Typology and Historical Contingency, 357-382. Amsterdam: John Benjamins.
Grenoble, Lenore A. 2013. Talking out of turn: (co)-constructing Russian conversation. In Nadine Thielemann & Peter Kosta, eds., Approaches to Slavic Interaction, 17-33. Amsterdam: John Benjamins.
Linguistic structure of Russian
Seminars in conversational structure, discourse analysis