Yale Himalaya Initiative

environment | livelihood | culture

Christopher Geissler, Ph.D.


Christopher studies the phonetics-phonology interface (sound systems) and historical linguistics, particularly as they apply to Tibeto-Burman/Trans-Himalayan languages of the Himalayan region. He is also interested in the documentation and revitalization of endangered and less-studied languages, and have worked with Tibetan, Gurung, and Koro (spoken in Arunachal Pradesh) with communities in India and New York City.