Candalene McCombs, PhD Associate Professor of Anthropology

Candalene McCombs, PhD

Old Main 317
(716) 888-2268

Dr. Candalene McCombs received her PhD in linguistics from the State University of New York at Buffalo. She teaches anthropological linguistics, focusing on the relationship between language and culture, teaching such courses as gender and language, sociolinguistics, history and structure of English, contemporary linguistics, and language origin. She has done research in second language acquisition, structural analysis of semantic domains, Prague School literary analysis, discourse analysis, and on-going studies of Creole language in the Caribbean islands. Special interests include the history and current use of nautical terms and marine archeology.