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 217
Day and Time: Wednesday, 5:00-6:30 pm; Friday, 2:40-4:10 pm starting May 19 (Spring 2017)
Organizers: Lauren McGarry and Maho Morimoto
For more information, email the organizers at: email@example.com.
Organizational Meeting (Nido de Lenguas)
Wh-movement in San Martín Peras Mixtec
Phonation types in Santiago Laxopa Zapotec
Background reading: Chavez-Peon 2011 ("Non-modal phonation in Quiaviní Zapotec: An acoustic investigation")
Deriving VOS: Right-edge topics in Tsotsil
Background reading: Clemens and Coon 2016 ("Deriving verb-initial word order in Mayan")
Nonfinite clauses in Mixtec