Linguistic description and theory, phonology, morphology, historical linguistics, language documentation, linguistic typology, lexical semantics, lexicography, language and culture, Mesoamerica, Otomanguean languages
2014 Ph.D. University of Texas at Austin
2009 M.A. University of Texas at Austin
2005 B.A. University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
I am an Assistant Professor whose research involves linguistic theory and description informed by diachronic and typological perspectives. I am a field linguist who is interested in all levels of linguistic structure and who approaches language in its social and cultural context, focusing on less-studied languages, especially the Otomanguean languages of Mexico (especially Chatino, Zapotec, Mixtec, and Mè'phàà).
For a more detailed biography of how I became a linguist, see this post from the LINGUIST List's 2015 fund drive.
Documentation of Mixtec varieties in the California diaspora
Taller de Gramáticas Pedagógicas (el grupo Mè'phaa)
Typology of tone
Play language (ludlings)
A grammar of Zenzontepec Chatino
Comparative reconstruction of proto-Chatino and proto-Zapotecan