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 Presentations and Projects
Poster Presentations (10/11-10/13):
Annual Meeting on Phonology (AMP 2019)
Tone overlay in Copala Triqui: Nominal compounds and other syntactic domains
with Lauren Clemens
Depressor Consonants Effects in Malawian CiTonga: Phonetic or Phonological?
with Lee Bickmore and Winfred Mkochi
Presentation with Lauren Clemens (10/10):
Towards unifying tone lowering processes in Copala Triqui: A look at 'denominalized adjectives'
University of Texas at Austin
Conference on Indigenous Languages of Latin America (CILLA IX)
Copala Triqui Dictionary App
Collaborator: Michael Stoop, University of Florida
Now available on Google Play!
To be available soon for Apple devices