Typological, functional, and community-based approaches to phonology, morphology, syntax, historical linguistics, language documentation, lexical semantics, lexicography, language and culture, especially regarding Otomanguean languages spoken in Mexico and California
2014 Ph.D. University of Texas at Austin
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.
MILPA -- Mexican Indigenous Language Promotion and Advocacy
Talleres de Lenguas Otomangues (2013--)
Typology of tone
Play language (ludlings)
A grammar of Zenzontepec Chatino
Comparative reconstruction of proto-Chatino, proto-Zapotecan, and proto-Mixtec
Information structure and grammar