John M. Clifton
- Ph.D., Linguistics, Indiana University, 1980
- M.A., Linguistics, Indiana University, 1978
- B.A., Linguistics, Anthropology, Indiana University, 1974
- Certified Senior Linguistics Consultant, SIL International, 2012–
- Associate Editor, Language and Linguistics in Melanesia, 2011–
- Director of Graduate Studies, Linguistics, University of North Dakota, 2004–
- Consulting Editor, SIL Electronic Survey Reports, 1998–
- Professor, Linguistics, University of North Dakota, 1981–
- International Linguistics Consultant, 2007–2011
- Sociolinguistics Consultant, SIL North Eurasia Group, 2002–2007
- Linguistics Consultant, SIL North Eurasia Group, 1996–2007
- Sociolinguistics Research Coordinator, SIL North Eurasia Group, 1998–2005
- Instructor, Community-Based Literacy, Wheaton College, 2004
- Editor, Language and Linguistics in Melanesia, 1992–1995
- Series Editor, Data Papers on Papua New Guinea Languages, 1987–1995
- Linguistics Consultant, SIL Papua New Guinea Branch, 1984–1995
- Member, Orthography Committee, SIL Papua New Guinea Branch, 1984–1994
- Linguistics Coordinator, SIL Papua New Guinea Branch, 1987–1990
- Secretary, Linguistic Society of Papua New Guinea, 1983–1989
- Associate Instructor, Linguistics, Indiana University, 1974–1975, 1978–1979
- Laboratory Manager, Language Laboratories, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, 1976–1978
- Research Assistant, Language Laboratories, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, 1975–1976
- Foundation for Endangered Languages, 2008–
- Linguistic Society of America, 2007–
- Association of the International Phonetic Association, 2005–
- Linguistic Society of Papua New Guinea, 1982–
- English: ILR 5
- Tok Pisin: ILR 2
- Russian: ILR 1
- Language documentation
- Languages of Azerbaijan
- Languages of Papua New Guinea
- Papua New Guinea
Clifton, John M. To appear. Colonialism, nationalism and language vitality in Azerbaijan. In Elena Mihas, Bernard Perley, Gabriel Rei-Doval, and Kathleen Wheatley, (eds.), Selected papers from the symposium on language death, endangerment, documentation, and revitalization. Philadelphia: John Benjamins.
Clifton, John M. To appear. Orthography as a marker of group identity in dialects. In Carrie Dyck, Tania Granadillo, Keren Rice, and Jorge Emilio Rosés Labrada, (eds.), Papers from the workshop on dialect standardization. Cambridge: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.
Clifton, John M. To appear. Stable multilingualism in Tajikistan. Proceedings from the annual meeting of the Chicago Linguistic Society 46(2).
Clifton, John M. 2009. The future of the Shahdagh languages. International Journal of the Sociology of Language 198:33–45.
Clifton, John M. 2005, ed. Studies in languages of Tajikistan. Dushanbe, Tajikistan and St. Petersburg, Russia: National State University of Tajikistan and North Eurasia Group, SIL International.
Clifton, John M. 2002–2003, ed. Studies in languages of Azerbaijan, Vol. 1&2. Baku, Azerbaijan and St. Petersburg, Russia: Institute of International Relations, Academy of Sciences of Azerbaijan and North Eurasian Group, SIL International.
Clifton, John M. 1997. The Kaki Ae language. In S. A. Wurm, (ed.), Materials on languages in danger of disappearing in the Asia-Pacific region, No. 1:3–65. Pacific Linguistics D-89. Canberra: Australian National University.
Clifton, John M. 2012. Ethnolinguistic identity and religion: The case of the Tat and Mountain Jews. Paper presented at the 13th Annual Conference of the Central Eurasian Studies Society, Bloomington, Indiana. October 18–21, 2012.
Clifton, John M. 2012. Lessons from orthography development in Papua New Guinea. Paper presented at the Fifth Austronesian and Papuan Language and Linguistics Conference, London. May 4–5, 2012.
Clifton, John M. 2009. Orthography development as an ongoing collaborative process: Lessons from Bangladesh. Paper presented at the First International Conference on Language Documentation and Conservation, Honolulu, Hawai’i. March 12–14, 2009. http://scholarspace.manoa.hawaii.edu/handle/10125/5034.
Clifton, John M. 2007. Issues in Udi orthography. Paper presented at the Conference on the Languages of the Caucasus, Leipzig, Germany. December 7–9, 2007.