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Working Group


During the academic year, the Working Group meets regularly to discuss topics of shared interest relating to indigenous and understudied languages, with a special emphasis on the languages of Mesoamerica. It is an informal venue, where participants can present ongoing 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 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: Zoom (link available on request)
Day and Time: Friday, 10–11 am (Spring 2022)

Organizer: Myke Brinkerhoff and Maya Wax Cavallaro

For more information, email the organizers at

Current Schedule
Last quarter

April 1
Planning for spring quarter

April 8
Mykel Brinkerhoff
Discussion: Minimality, maximality and perfect prosodic word in Alcozauca Mixtec
Uchihara and Ruiz (2021)

April 15
Nido de lenguas work session

April 22
Guillem Belmar Viernes and Eric W. Campbell (UCSB)
Community projects in Sà'án Sàvǐ ñà Yukúnanǐ (Yucunani Mixtec)

April 29

May 6
Jason Ostrove
Control in San Martín Peras Mixtec

May 13
Felipe H. Lopez (Seton Hall)
Quiaviní Zapotec outreach and pedagogy

May 20
Kim Tan
Utah English

May 27
Violeta Vázquez Rojas Maldonado (COLMEX)
Demonstratives in Purépecha

June 3