About Me

Taj K'aneenek! My name is Jonah Bates and I am a published Linguist, now trying my hand as a High School Science Teacher. I recieved both my PhD in Linguistics from the University of Kansas and American Board certification in HS Biology in 2020.

My dissertation Typology and Analysis of Change in Person Marking Reference (KU 2020) investigates changes in the number, person, and clusivity reference of person markers across 10 language families and 430 language varieties.

As of Fall 2020, I am working at Van Horn High School in the Independence School District, teaching Earth Science, Forensic Science, Biology, Zoology, and Intro to Health Services. Feel free to contact me if you have any questions!