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I am a third year PhD student in the Cornell Linguistics Department.
My research is focused on morphology, syntax and semantics. Much of my work is based on data from the Mayan language Ch'ol and the Algonquian language, Mi'gmaq. I began fieldwork on the Tumbala dialect of Ch'ol in 2015 and Mi'gmaq in 2011. I am currently investigating possession in Ch'ol.
Please check out my page on fieldwork resources for more information on my fieldwork methodologies.
BA (Hons) McGill University - Double Major in Linguistics and Russian Studies
Spring 2017 - Instructor for the First Year Writing Seminar Series in Language Thought and Reality
Course title: The Death of Language
Fall 2016 - TA for Introduction to Linguistics
Fall 2015 - Instructor for the First Year Writing Seminar Series in Language Thought and Reality
Course title: Sounds in the World Around Us
Spring 2016 - Teaching Assistant for Native American Languages (taught by Professor Sarah Murray and Professor Michael Hamilton)
Mi'gmaq is a severely endangered Algonquian Language Spoken in Eastern Canada. Ethnologue estimates about 8,000 speakers, though the numbers are quickly decreasing. Mi'gmaq is a polysynthetic language with a very rich verb morphology. For example one word getu'siaw'nnugina'masi means 'I want to continue to learn the Mi'gmaq language'.
I have collaborated with Mi'gmaq language teachers and developed a number of resources. Check out the Mi'gmaq Grammar Wiki for info on grammatical features in Mi'gmaq. To learn some basic phrases in Mi'gmaq, check out these flashcards on Quizlet. For more information on the Mi'gmaq project see the Mi'gmaq Research Partnership homepage.