Arts & Sciences 205
University at Albany
Albany, NY 12222
I am a third-year Ph.D. student in Linguistic Anthropology at the University at Albany, State University of New York.
My research focuses on endangered and understudied languages. I work primarily on Copala Triqui, a Mesoamerican language of the sizeable Oto-Manguean language family that originated in Oaxaca, and now has a large diaspora community residing in Albany, NY. I am also currently researching Ch'ol, a Mayan language; and Malawian CiTonga, a Bantu language.
My research interests include phonology, the syntax-phonology interface, tonosyntax, and grammatical tone, language documentation, diaspora linguistics, and quantitative methods in linguistics.
Recent and Upcoming Work
Phonetic and Phonological Effects of Depressor Consonants in Malawian CiTonga
The 8th International Conference on Bantu Languages (Bantu 8)
University of Essex, UK
with Lee Bickmore and Winfred Mkochi
Community Presentation (12/17):
Las funciones de tono en el triqui bajo
Una celebración del idioma Copala Triqui con Triquis sin Fronteras
University at Albany, SUNY
Copala Triqui Dictionary App
Collaborator: Michael Stoop, University of Florida
Now available on Google Play!
To be available soon for Apple devices