Linguistics Student Receives Haas Award for Dissertation on Indigenous Language of Mexico
Posted: September 2, 2010
Lynda de Jong Boudreault, a 2009 University of Texas PhD, will be receiving the Mary Haas Award from the Society for the Study of Indigenous Languages of the Americas (SSILA) for her dissertation, A Grammar of Sierra Popoluca (Soteapanec, a Mixe-Zoquean Language).
Sierra Popoluca is spoken in the state of Veracruz, Mexico. Prof. Nora England, Director of LLILAS's Center for Indigenous Languages of Latin America (CILLA), served as her dissertation adviser. The Haas Award acknowledges significant contributions to our knowledge of Native American languages. De Jong Boudreault is the twenty-first recipient of the award, which has now been conferred on seven students from the University of Texas, more than double the number received by any other university.
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