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About IAIA

Interactive Inner Asia is sponsored by the U.S. National Science Foundation, BCS-1065524.


Arienne M Dwyer, PI (Co-Director, Institute for Digital Research in the Humanities; Professor of Linguistic Anthropology). Dwyer is responsible for the design, implementation, and products of the project. Dwyer has devoted 20 years to the documentation and analysis of Inner Asian languages. (2011-2014)

C. M. Sperberg-McQueen, technical lead and XML consultant (Black Mesa Technologies) (2011-2014)

Ma Wei, Salar lexicography specialist (Professor, Qinghai Nationalities University). Professor Ma advises Dwyer on Salar semantics and usage; Dwyer worked with Prof. Ma’s students (summer 2011).

Carlos M Nash, initial web consultant (Assistant Professor, University of Kansas). He designed and implemented the informational pages of the initial website. (summer 2011).

Giulia Cabras, Wutun annotator (PhD candidate, INALCO; GRA, University of Kansas). Giulia has assisted the project with Wutun annotation and grammatical analysis (2013-2014).

Jeremy Meerkreebs, graduate research assistant (2011-2012)

Mfon Udoinyang, graduate research assistant (2011-2012)

Mei Zheng, undergraduate research assistant (2011-2013)

We also gratefully acknowledge the assistance of Michael Hulet, of KU's Information and Telecommunication Technology Center (ITTC), for assistance with the setup and maintenance of our server


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