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Workshop on the Languages of Meso-America

The Workshop on the Languages of Meso-America (WLMA) brings together students and faculty at the University of California, Santa Cruz with research interests in the languages of Meso-America. It continues a long tradition of theoretical investigation and documentation of these languages within the Department of Linguistics, as well as engagement with their communities of speakers. Current participants are involved in projects on Kaqchikel, Lake Pátzcuaro P'urhepecha, San Martín Peras Mixtec, Santa María Tlahuitoltepec Mixe, Santiago Laxopa Zapotec, Teotitlán del Valle Zapotec, Tsotsil, and Uspanteko, among other languages, both in Mexico and in diaspora communities across California. Throughout the academic year and summer, WLMA organizes events both for linguists and for community members.