Loretta O'Connor

Alum 2004


Radboud University Nijmegen

Motion, transfer, and transformation: The grammar of change in Lowland Chontal


I'm home from the Netherlands, living in Portland, OR, and on hiatus from linguistics. I'm doing therapeutic massage, mostly in eldercare and palliative care. 


My research interests are documentary linguistics, applied anthropology, endangered and minority languages, semantic typology, grammatical categories, and patterns of use. Eventually I'd like to look at cross-cultural categories in the language of health and wellness (and illness and death) in the minority communities around Portland.