About Me



Arts & Sciences 205

University at Albany

Albany, NY 12222

I am a fourth-year Ph.D. candidate 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 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.

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 Postponed to Summer 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

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