The 5th Form and Analaysis in Mayan Linguistics workshop (FAMLi V) will take place in Antigua, Guatemala this August. The call for papers is here and abstracts are due May 13th.
My name is Felix Igancio López López, and I’m originally from Los Luceros segunda sección, in the county of Salto de Agua, Chiapas. I’m studying Law for my undergraduate degree. I did the work above with Elizabeth Parcero from CEILE.
My name is Carol-Rose Little. I am doing my PhD in linguistics at Cornell University in Ithaca, NY. I am from the United States and I did my BA in linguistics and Russian studies at McGill University, in Montreal, Canada. I started learning Ch’ol in 2015 when I went to San Miguel, Chiapas. There I stayed with Nicolas Arcos Lopez’s mother and sisters. They were the ones who taught me the Tumabalá dialect of Ch’ol. I am also familiar with the Tila dialect.
For my PhD, I am writing my thesis on the syntax and semantics of noun phrases in Ch’ol and Tojol-ab’al.
My name is Jessica Coon and I’m originally from Oregon in the United States. Since 2011 I have lived in Montreal, Canada where I’m a linguistics professor at McGill University. This semester I am living and working in San Cristóbal de las Casas with my husband and two kids.
I started working on Ch’ol in 2002 in Campanario and have worked on topics in Ch’ol grammar, and more recently on Chuj with speakers in Montreal.
I’m originally from Tila, Chiapas and I now live in San Cristóbal de Las Casas, where I’m currently working as a researcher in the CIMSUR branch of UNAM. I did my bachelor’s degree in social anthropology in UNACH and then an MA in Indoamerican linguistics at CIESAS in Mexico City. Finally, I completed a doctoral degree in linguistics at UT-Austin in the US. I like to give courses about strengthening indigenous languages, and I can also be found studying Ch’ol grammar.
Our first workshop on Ch’ol documentation is coming up! We’ll be in Oxolotán on February 9th at the Universidad Intercultural de Tabasco. The workshop is open and will introduce participants to the motivation and goals of language documentation, along with recording basics. Stay tuned for a similar workshop in Yajalón, Chiapas!
Juan Jesús Vázquez Álvarez will give a talk “Las lenguas indígenas en las políticas educativas” (“Indigenous Languages in Education Policies”), in the 1st Forum: Indigenous Languages and Challenges in the 21st Century, organized by INALI and the Asociación Indígena Académica in connection with International Mother Language Day. The talk will take place on February 16 in the Aula Magna of the Faculty of Law of the UNACH, in San Cristóbal de Las Casas.