About Me

I am a Post-doctoral Research Associate in the Department of Linguistics at UNC Chapel Hill.

My research focuses on endangered and understudied languages. I work primarily on Copala Triqui, a Mesoamerican language of the Oto-Manguean language family that originated in Oaxaca, and now has a large diaspora community residing in Albany, NY. I also currently have projects working on Brazilian Portuguese, Malawian CiTonga (Bantu), and Ch'ol (Mayan).

My research interests include phonology, the syntax-phonology interface, tonosyntax and grammatical tone, language documentation, diaspora linguistics, and computational/quantitative methods in linguistics.



Smith Building 302

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Chapel Hill, NC 27599

Recent & Upcoming

Presentation Jan 7-10, 2021:

Upper-lower tone register mapping through cophonologies in Copala Triqui, with Lee Bickmore

Society for the Study of Indigenous Languages of the Americas (SSILA 2021)

Presentation June 4-6 2021:

Phonetic and Phonological Effects of Depressor Consonants in Malawian CiTonga, with Lee Bickmore and Winfred Mkochi

The 8th International Conference on Bantu Languages (Bantu 8)

University of Essex, UK