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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: Thursday, 10:00–11:30 am (Spring 2018)

Organizers: Andrew Hedding and Maho Morimoto

For more information, email the organizers at wlma@ucsc.edu.

Current Schedule

April 12
Ryan Bennett
Reading: DiCanio and Bennett 2018 ("Prosody in Mesoamerican languages")

April 26
Steven Foley
Reading: TBA

May 3
Chris Hammerly (University of Massachussets, Amherst)
Title TBA

May 10
TBA

May 24
Ivy Sichel and Maziar Toosarvandani
Pronouns in Zapotec

June 7
Pranav Anand
TBA

Winter 2018

January 26
Jason Ostrove
Syntactic "ergativity" in an active/stative language: The view from San Martín Peras Mixtec

February 2
Jason Ostrove
Syntactic "ergativity" in an active/stative language: The view from San Martín Peras Mixtec (cont'd)

February 23
Jed Pizarro-Guevara
Reading: Clemens et al. 2015 ("Ergativity and the complexity of extraction: A view from Mayan")

March 2
Nido de Lenguas Planning Meeting

March 16
Julia Nee (UC Berkeley)
Comparative constructions in Teotitlán del Valle Zapotec

Fall 2017