Graduate Students Awarded for Fieldwork on Endangered Mexican Languages
Posted: March 10, 2011
Gabriela Garcia and Ryan Sullivant, doctoral students in descriptive-documentary linguistics supervised by LLILAS-affiliated faculty, have been awarded dissertation improvement grants from the Documenting Endangered Languages (DEL) section of the National Science Foundation. Garcia’s dissertation is supervised by Nora England and Sullivant’s by Tony Woodbury.
Garcia focuses her fieldwork on Southeastern Tepehuan, a Uto-Aztecan language spoken in Durango, Mexico. Her project, "Documentation of Southeastern Tepehuan: A Corpus of Annotated Texts,” was awarded $11,792.
Sullivant's project, “Doctoral Dissertation Research on Tataltepec de Valdés Chatino,” will lead to a grammar of Tataltepec de Valdés Chatino, an Otomanguean language of Oaxaca, Mexico. His project was awarded $10,705.
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