My name is Morelia Irene Vazquez Martinez. I’m a speaker of Ch’ol, and I’m originally from Campanario in the municipality of Tila, Chiapas. Right now I’m studying in the Tecnológico Superior university in Macuspana, Tabasco. I’ve participated in different Ch’ol linguistics projects doing translations, transcriptions, and data collection, among other things. I really like doing this work and I’m happy to be working with other people who also love our language Ch’ol. 🙂
My name is Matilde Vázquez, I’m originally from the community of El Campanario, in the municipality of Tila. I studied social anthropology at the Universidad Autonoma of Chiapas. I live in San Cristobal de Las Casas. I have written a lot in our language Chol, and I’ve also done translations from Spanish to Chol during the time when I worked at CELALI.
My name is Pérez Gómez, I’m originally from Cuviac, Tacotalpa, Tabasco. I’m 20 years old and I’m a speaker of the language Chol. I’m working on my bachelors degree in Language and Culture, and right now I’m participating in recording Chol narratives.
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.