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 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

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