Linguistics Department

Linguistics Doctoral Student Receives Award for Excellence in Graduate Research

Thu, May 17, 2012

At a dinner on May 16, Eric Campbell received the Excellence in Graduate Research Award in recognition of his ongoing research on Zenzontepec Chatino, an endangered indigenous language of the Mexican state of Oaxaca.  Eric's project includes a grammar and documentation of Zenzontepec. This summer he will be completing a tri-lingual Chatino-Spanish-English dictionary containing some 7,000 entries; he is also developing a historical-comparative classification of the family of Chatino languages. Eric has two single-authored publications in the premier journal on the languages of the Americas, the International Journal of American Linguistics.

Pictured are Eric with his wife Julie and with his dissertation advisor Tony Woodbury.  At the right is the interim dean of the graduate school, Judy Langlois. In addition to the poster (suitable for framing!), Eric received a check for $2,000.

Our congratulations to Eric for this very well-deserved honor!

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