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Working Group


During the academic year, WLMA meets every other week as a Working Group, an informal venue where participants present their research, discuss a paper, coordinate group projects, or plan upcoming events. Presentation of ongoing work in any stage of development is encouraged, from an initial analysis of fresh data to a polished practice talk for a conference. All subdisciplines and Meso-American languages are welcome. Recent meetings have covered such diverse topics as the phonetics of phonation in Santiago Laxopa Zapotec, movement to object in Lake Pátzcuaro P'urhepecha, and information structure in Tsotsil.

Location: Stevenson 249
Day and Time: Friday, 1:30–3:00 pm (Spring 2019)

Organizer: Andrew Hedding

For more information, email the organizers at

Current Schedule

April 5
Planning Meeting

April 12
Maziar Toosarvandani
A Zapotec perspective on tense and aspect in Meso-America

May 3
Tessa Scott (UC Berkeley)
Case and agreement in Mam: PCC and syntactic ergativity effects

May 17
Negation and Mood in Mixtec: Evidence from Chalcatongo