Department of English at Illinois State University

English Department Faculty and Staff


Katherine Nelson

Instructional  Assistant Professor

Office Address: STV 421 F
Office Phone: 309-438-7086
Office Hours: T 1-3 and by appointment
Email: Contact Katherine Nelson (kenelso)
Website: Visit Katherine Nelson’s Website
Teaching Schedule:
Course NumberSectionCourse NameTimeRoom NumberCourse Links
ENG243.03The Grammatical Structure of English T R 12:35 - 13:50STV 0220
ENG341.01Introduction to Descriptive Linguistics T R 14:00 - 15:15STV 0220
ENG341.02Introduction to Descriptive Linguistics T R 15:35 - 16:50STV 0220
Teaching Interests:

General Linguistics, English grammar

Research Interests:

-phonetics, field phonetics,

-language change and variation

-Nez Perce, American Indigenous and Pacific Northwest languages, 

-endangered languages, language preservation and revitalization


Ph.D. Linguistics, Rice University, Houston, Texas, 2013

M.A. Linguistics, Rice University, Houston, Texas, 2011

B.S. Linguistics and Mathematics (Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa), University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon 2007

Selected Publications:

2013. The Nez Perce vowel system: a phonetic approach. Proceedings of Meetings on Acoustics (POMA).

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