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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:Stevenson 249 and by Zoom (link available on request)
Day and Time: Friday, 12–1 pm (Winter 2023)

Organizer: Myke Brinkerhoff and Maya Wax Cavallaro

For more information, email the organizers at

Current Schedule