About Me



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

Upcoming Presentations:

6/18- 6/20:

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 (12/17/20):

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

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