Bradley McDonnell

Associate Professor of Linguistics
@ University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa

I am an Associate Professor in the Deparment of Linguistics at the University of Hawai’i at Mānoa. My research focuses on the documentation and description of the Austronesian languages of Indonesia, primarily in Sumatra. To achieve these ends, I draw on methodologies from documentary linguistics, corpus linguistics, and data science. The majority of these projects are built upon collaborations with language communities in Indonesia and usually involve training and capacity building not only for members of these communities but also Indonesian linguists.

At the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa, I primarily teach courses in language documentation and description, such as Techniques in Language Documentation and Field Methods. I am also the faculty advisor for the Language Documentation Training Center. I am also the Associate Editor for the journal Language Documentation & Conservation and a regular organizer for the International Conference on Language Documentation & Conservation.


PhD in Linguistics ∙ 2016
University of California, Santa Barbara
MA in Linguistics ∙ 2010
Arizona State University
BA in History ∙ 2002
Arizona State University