CV

Curriculum Vitae—Pedro Mateo Pedro

Contact

information 8 Ave. 1-02, zona 1

Patzún, Chimaltenango

Guatemala, 04007 Cellphone: (502) 5513-7737

E-mail: pmateo@uvg.edu.gt

www.pedromateopedro.com

Research Interest Documentation of Mayan languages: language acquisition, languages in contact, dialectal variation

Education

2010 PhD in Linguistics, University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas (July 2010)

Dissertation title: Acquisition of Verb Inflection in Q’anjob’al: A Longitudinal Study

Advisor: Professor Clifton Pye

2005 M.A. in Linguistics University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas (May 2005)

Thesis title: The Acquisition of Verbal Inflection in Q’anjob’al

Advisor: Professor Clifton Pye

2001 B.A. in Linguistics, Universidad Rafael Landívar, Guatemala (May 2001) Thesis Title: Procesos de Cambio y Difusión en Chuj y Q’anjob’al Advisor: Professor Nora C. England

1997 Associate degree in Applied Linguistics, Universidad Mariano Gálvez de Guatemala, Guatemala (November 1997)

Languages Q’anjob’al Maya (native)

Spanish (fluent)

English (fluent)

Kaqchikel Maya (intermediate)

Current projects

Documentation of Mayan languages in contact: Awatakeko and K’iche’, funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) (PI Maria Polinsky, University of Maryland)

How children acquire clause structures in K’iche’? funded by the European Research Council (ERC) (PI Ben Ambridge, University of Liverpool)

Chuj Electronic Database Creation: Documentation and Revitalization of a Mayan Language funded by Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) (co-PI Jessica Coon McGill University)

Child Grammar of Chuj Maya as part of a Visiting Scholar Fellowship at the David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies at Harvard University

Employment

2015-presentAssistant Research Professor in the Maryland Language Science Center, University of Maryland

2014-present Professor of Faculty of Education, Universidad del Valle de Guatemala, Campus Altiplano, Guatemala

2012-2016 Professor of School of Linguistics, Universidad Mariano Gálvez de Guatemala, Central Campus and Centro Universitario Chimaltenango

2014 (Spring) Central America Visiting Scholar at David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, US

2013 Academic Investigator V, Instituto de Lingüística e Interculturalidad, Universidad Rafael Landívar, Guatemala

2010-2012 Post-doctoral Fellow at the Polinsky Language Sciences Laboratory, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, US

2005-2010 Graduate Research Assistant, University of Kansas

Documenting Mayan Language Acquisition: Ch’ol, Mam, and Q’anjob’al

1998-2001 Research/team Coordinator at Oxlajuuj Keej Maya’ Ajtz’iib’ OKMA Antigua Guatemala, Guatemala

Teaching experience:

2014-2017

Professor of Faculty of Education, Universidad del Valle de Guatemala, Campus Altiplano. Courses taught:

Metodología de la Investigación Cuantitativa (2017)

Investigación Aplicada (2016)

Metodología de la Investigación Cualitativa (2016)

Taller de Práctica Profesional (2016)

Estrategias de aprendizaje con enfoque andragógico (2016)

Lingüística 1 (2015)

Sociología de la Educación (2015)

Metodología de la Invesigación (2015)

Didáctica General 2 y Laboratorio (2015)

Estrategias de Enseñanza-Aprendizaje 2 (2015)

Estadística Descriptiva (2014)

Economía de la Educación (2014)

2012-2016 Professor of School of Linguistics, Universidad Mariano Gálvez de Guatemala, Central Campus and Centro Universitario Chimaltenango. Courses taught:

Introducción a la Fonética (2016)

Introducción a la Fonología (2015)

Introducción a la Sintaxis (2015)

Introducción a la Fonéctica (2015)

Introducción a la Lingüística (2014)

Introducción a la Fonétcia (2014)

Fonética y Aprendizaje de Idiomas (2013)

Etnicidad y Lengua (2013)

Enseñanza de Idiomas (2013)

Lingüística Histórica y Comparativa (2012)

2012 (February) Co-instructor with Professor Lourdes de León at Centro de Investigaciones y Estudios Superiores en Antropología Social (CIESAS), México City

Course: Introducción a la Adquisición de la Lengua Materna

2009-2010 Graduate Teaching Assistant, University of Kansas

Course: Linguistics 106: Introduction to Linguistics

2001 Instructor at Universidad Rafael Landivar, Huehuetenango, Guatemala

Courses: Historia de  los Idiomas Mayas/Lengua Maya Q’anjob’al

1998 Instructor at Universidad Rafael Landivar, Quetzaltenango, Guatemala Course: Lengua Maya Q’anjob’al I

1996-1998 Instructor of writing and reading in Spanish. Instituto de Educación Básica por Cooperativa, Santa Eulalia, Huehuetenango, Guatemala

1996-1998 Elementary school teacher. Sara de la Hoz Méndez Montenegro Elementary School, Santa Eulalia, Huehuetenango, Guatemala

1994-1995 Elementary school teacher. Centro Educativo YAMPU, San Pedro Ayampuc, Guatemala

1995 Instructor of writing and reading in Spanish. Centro Educativo YAMPU, San Pedro Ayampuc, Guatemala

Languages Q’anjob’al Maya (native)

Spanish (fluent)

English (fluent)

Kaqchikel Maya (intermediate)

Workshops Conducted

2016

(Nov 29-Dic 2)

Forth workshop on writing/reading and basic gramar of Q’anjob’al. In coordination with Dr. Eladio Mateo Toledo, CIESAS Sureste, Mexico

(Aug 10-11) Workshop on teaching method of Mayan languages. Organized by the Field Station Guatemala and held at the Universidad del Valle de Guatemala, Campus Altiplano (with Magda Silvia Sotz Mux, Carmelina Espantzay Serech, & Filiberto Patal Majzul)

(March 20th) Los Idiomas Mayas en la Educación Bilingüe Intercultural. Workshop conducted at Reading Village, Sololá

2015 (July 29-31) Third workshop on writing/reading and basic gramar of Q’anjob’al. In coordination with Dr. Eladio Mateo Toledo, CIESAS Sureste, Mexico

2015 (May & June) Módulo de Lingüística del diplomado “Fortalecimiento en Competencias de Interpretación y Traducción en el Organismo Judicial”. Comisión Presidencial de Derechos Humanos

2014 (Sept. 23-24) Workshop on Mayan language acquisition in coordination with Dr. Sergio Romero of the University of Texas at Austin and funded by the Academia de las Lenguas Mayas de Guatemala (ALMG)

2014 (July 21-23) Second workshop on writing/reading and basic gramar of Q’anjob’al. In coordination with Dr. Eladio Mateo Toledo, CIESAS Sureste, Mexico

2013 (Sept. 26-27) First workshop on writing/reading and basic gramar of Q’anjob’al. In coordination with Dr. Eladio Mateo Toledo, CIESAS Sureste, Mexico

2012 (24-25 sept.) Workshop on writing/reading and basic gramar of Mayan languages for volunter teachers at Comité Nacional de Alfabetización (CONALFA)

Grants and Awards

2017-2018Documenting Mayan languages in contact: Awakateko and K’iche’, funded by the National Science Foundation BCS-1563129 (PI Maria Polinsky, University of Maryland)

2016-2018 ¿How children acquire sentence structures in K’iche’?, funded by the European Research Council (PI Ben Ambridge, Liverpool University)

2015 Chuj Electronic Database Creation: Documentation and Revitalization of a Mayan Language, financiado por Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) (PI Jessica Coon, McGill University)

2013 Visiting Scholar Fellowship at the David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies, Harvard University

2011 National Endowment for the Humanities and National Science Foundation (FN-50094-11): Acquisition of an endangered Mayan language: A corpus of child Chuj (PI—Professor Maria Polinsky)

2010 NSF Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grant (BCS-0948638). Project : Acquisition of Complex Verb Constructions in Q’anjob’al Maya (PI— Clifton Pye)

2005-2010 NSF grants BCS 0515120 and BCS 0613120. Project: Documenting Mayan Mayan Language Acquisition (PI— Clifton Pye)

2009 Centro de Investigaciones y Estudios Superiores en Antropología Social-CIESAS Scholarship, Mexico. Project: Adquisición de la ergatividad mixta en Q’anjob’al

The Robert Oppenheimer Memorial Scholarship from the Departament of History and Center of Latin American Studies. University of Kansas

2008 Conference Award for the XI IASCL. Edinburgh, Scotland

Tinker Field Research Grant. Center of Latin American Studies, University of Kansas

First Latin Americanist Graduate Research Competition. Center of Latin American Studies, University of Kansas

2007 Schiefelbusch Child Language Scholarship. University of Kansas

2006 Latin American Studies Grant. Center of Latin American Studies, University of Kansas

2003-2005 Ford Foundation International Fellowship: New York, US

1998-2000Scholarship, Universidad Rafael Landivar; sponsored by the US Agency for International Development (USAID). Guatemala

Publications

In review Mateo Pedro, Pedro, Roberto Henderson and Ajb’ee Jiménez Sánchez. 2016. Mayan languages: special focus on Kaqchikel, Mam, and Q’anjob’al. In J. Diego Quesada and Elisabeth Verhoeven (eds.), The Languages of Central America

2017 Clifton Pye, Barbara Pfeiler, and Pedro Mateo Pedro. 2017. The acquisition of negation in three Mayan Languages (La adquisición de la negación en tres idiomas mayas). Estudios de Cultura Maya 49: 227-246.

2016 Mateo Pedro, Pedro and Eladio Mateo Toledo. 2016. La frontera entonacional y su adquisición en Q’anjob’al. In proceedings of VII Congreso de Idiomas Indígenas de Latinoamérica, Universidad de Texas en Austin, Texas. To be available at: http://www.ailla.utexas.org/site/events.html

2015 Barbara Pfeiler, Clifton Pye and Pedro Mateo Pedro. 2015. La reconstrucción de la adquisición fonológica del proto-maya

Mateo Pedro, Pedro. 2015. The Acquisition of Inflection in Q’anjob’al Mayan. Amsterdam: John Benjamins.

2014 Jessica Coon, Pedro Mateo Pedro, and Omer Preminger. 2014. ‘The Role of Case in A-Bar Extraction Asymmetries: Evidence from Mayan.’ Linguistic Variation, 14, 2: 179–242.

Clemens LE, Coon J, Mateo Pedro P, Morgan AM, Polinsky M, Tandet G, Wagers M. Ergativity and the complexity of extraction: A view from Mayan. Natural Language and Linguistic Theory [Internet]. 2015;33:417-469.

2013 Mateo Pedro, Pedro. 2013. ‘Adquisición de la ergatividad mixta en Q’anjob’al.’ In Lourdes de León, (ed.), Nuevos Senderos en la Adquisición de Lenguas Mesoamericanas: Estructura, narrativa y socialización, pg. 265-295. Mexico: CIESAS

Pye, Clifton, Bárbara Pfeiler, and Pedro Mateo Pedro. 2013. The Acquisition of Extended Ergativity in Mam, Q’anjob’al, and Yucatec. En Edith L. Bavin y Sabine Stoll (eds.), The acquisition of ergative structures, pag. 307-335. John Benjamins.

Imanishi, Yusuke, and Pedro Mateo Pedro. 2013. Deriving nominals in Kaqchikel. In Studies in Kaqchikel grammar, ed. Michael Kenstowicz, 51–66. Cambridge, MA: MIT Working Papers in Linguistics (MITWPL)

2012 Mateo Pedro, Pedro, Gaspar Pérez Jorge, Nicolás Alonzo Gómez. 2012. Adquisición del Juego A en el verbo en Chuj. In Lauren Eby Clemens, Robert Henderson, and Pedro Mateo Pedro (eds.), Proceedings of FAMLi 2: Formal Approaches to Mayan Linguistics, Vol. 74. 83-94. Cambridge, MA: MITWPL

Mateo Pedro, Pedro, Clifton Pye, Nicolás Arcos López. 2012. Adquiriendo verbos inergativos e inacusativos en Chol. In Lauren Eby Clemens, Robert Henderson, and Pedro Mateo Pedro (eds.), Proceedings of FAMLi 2: Formal Approaches to Mayan Linguistics, Vol. 74. 95-106. Cambridge, MA: MITWPL

Imanishi, Yusuke and Pedro Mateo Pedro. 2012. Case and Nominalization In Kaqchikel
. In Lauren Eby Clemens, Robert Henderson, and Pedro Mateo Pedro (eds.), Proceddings of FAMLi 2: Formal Approaches to Mayan Linguistics, Vol. 74. 67-82. Cambridge, MA: MITWPL

2011 Mateo Pedro, Pedro. 2011. The Acquisition of -on in Q’anjob’al Maya. In Shklovsky, Kirill, Pedro Mateo Pedro, and Jessica Coon (eds), Proceedings of Formal Approaches to Mayan Linguistics, MIT Working Papers in Linguistics Vol. 63. 179-190. Cambridge, MA: MITWPL

Coon, Jessica and Mateo Pedro, Pedro. 2011. Extraction And Embedding In Two Mayan Languages. In Shklovsky, Kirill, Pedro Mateo Pedro, and Jessica Coon (eds), Proceedings of Formal Approaches to Mayan Linguistics, MIT Working Papers in Linguistics Vol. 63. 93-104. Cambridge, MA: MITWPL.

Mateo Pedro, Pedro. ‘Adquisición de la ergatividad mixta en Q’anjob’al.’ In Lourdes de León, (ed.), La adquisición de lenguas mesoamericanas: Estructuras, discurso y socialización. Mexico: CIESAS. In press

Mateo Pedro, Pedro. 2011. Revisiting split ergativity in Q’anjob’al. In Proceedings of SULA 5: Semantics of under-represented languages in the Americas, ed. Suzi Lima. GLSA, University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

2010 Mateo Pedro, Pedro. Adquisición de la negación en Q’anjob’al. In Proceedings of the Conference on Indigenous Languages of Latin America-IV. Accessible at http://www.ailla.utexas.org/site/cilla4_toc.html

2009 Mateo Pedro, Pedro. Nominalization in Q’anjob’al. In Stephanie Lux  and  Pedro Mateo (eds.), University of Kansas, Kansas Working Papers in Linguistics 31: 46-63. Accessible at http://kuscholarworks.ku.edu/dspace/handle/1808/5718

2008 Pye, Clifton, Barbara Pfeiler, Ana López Ramírez, Pedro Gutiérrez, Pedro Mateo Pedro. Adquisición de consonantes iniciales en cinco  lenguas mayas: un análisis fonológico.’ In Proceedings of the X Encuentro Internacional de Lingüística en el Noroeste, Hermosillo, Sonora, Mexico

2007Pye Clifton, Barbara Pfeiler, Lourdes de León, Penelope Brown, Pedro Mateo Pedro. Roots or edges?: A comparative study of Mayan children’s early verb forms. In Barbara Pfeiler (ed.), Learning indigenous languages: Child language acquisition in Mesoamerica. Hannover: Verlag für Ethnologie, Colección Americana X

2006 Pye, Clifton and Pedro Mateo Pedro. ‘Estudio comparativo de la adquisición del sistema ergativo en dos lenguas mayas.’ In Proceedings of the II Congreso de Idiomas Indígenas de Latinoamérica

2001 Francisco, Adán, Pedro Mateo Pedro, Sonia Raymundo. Yunal Skuyojal Tz’ib’ k’al Iloj aj un yul Koti’/Manual de lecto-escritura en Q’anjob’al. Guatemala: MINEDUC-DIGEBI

2000 Raymundo, Sonia, Adán Francisco, Pedro Mateo Pedro, and B’alam Mateo Toledo. Sk’exkixhtaqil Yallay Koq’anej/Variación Dialectal en Q’anjob’al. Guatemala: Editorial Cholsamaj

Talks

2017 La adquisición de los causaitivos en Q’anjob’al. To be presented at the VIII Congreso de Idiomas Indígenas de Latinoamérica, to be held at the University of Texas at Austin (October 26-28)

Adquisición de los idiomas mayas y su aporte en el ámbito educativo. Presented at the XII Congreso de Estudios Mayas, to be held at the Universidad Rafael Landívar (July 5-8)

2016 Adquisición de los sufijos de categoría en Chuj. Presented at the Conference Form and Analysis in Mayan Linguistics IV (FAMLi IV), held in Valladolid, Yucatán, México, November 17-19 (Keynote speaker)

The acquisition of status suffixes in Chuj. Preseted at the Department of Linguistics at McGill University, Canada, October 24th

2015 La frase entonacional en Q’anjob’al y sus correlatos formales. Presented at VII Congreso de Idiomas Indígenas de Latinoamérica, held at University of Texas at Austin (October 29-31 of 2015) (co-presenter Eladio Mateo Toledo)

Adquisición de consonantes en Chuj. Presented at XI Congreso de Estudios Mayas, held at Universidad Rafael Landívar, Guatemala (July 7-9 of 2015)

What does it mean to be a Mayan speaker? Presented via skype in the class Sustainable International Development, Heller School for Social Policy and Management, Brandeis University (January 22, 2015)

2014 Adquisición de la fonología en Chuj. Presented at the Tercer Formal Approaches to Mayan Linguistics (FAMLi3) to be held in El Colegio de México (December 4-5, 2014)

The Acquisition of Relative Clauses in Q’anjob’al. Presented at the Tercer Formal Approaches to Mayan Linguistics (FAMLi3) to be held in El Colegio de México (December 4-5, 2014). (coauthors María Polinsky and Annie Gagliardi)

Adquisición del Sistema de Sonidos (caso Chuj). Presented at the Segundo Taller de Estudios del Q’anjob’al. Santa Eulalia, Huehuetenango, Guatemala, July 2014

Adquisición del complejo verbal en Q’anjob’al. Presented at the Seminario sobre Lingüística Maya, Academia de las Lenguas Mayas de Guatemala, Guatemala (September 23-24, 20014)

Adquisición de la fonología en Chuj. Presented at the Tercer Formal Approaches to Mayan Linguistics (FAMLi3) to be held in El Colegio de México (December 4-5, 2014)

Documentation and Acquisition of Chuj Maya. Presented at the coloquioum of Visiting Scholars at the David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies, Harvard University (March 31, 2014)

Acquiring noun classifiers in Q’anjob’al: The case of ix. Presented at the Departmament of Linguistics of McGill University, Montreal, Canada (March 18, 2014)

2013 The Acquisition of Relative Clauses in Q’anjob’al Mayan. Presented at the 38th Boston University Conference on Language Development. Boston University, November 1-3, 2013. (with Annie Gagliardi and Maria Polinsky, Harvard University)

Adquisición de pasivos y antipasivos en Q’anjob’al. Presented at the VI congreso de Idiomas Indígenas de Latinoamérica (CILLA VI). University of Texas at Austin (October 24-26, 2013)

Motivación del Emprendimiento. Presented at the Centro Universitario Nor-Occidente (CUNOROC), Universidad San Carlos de Guatemala of Santa Eulalia, Huehuetenango (September 28, 2013)

Documentando la adquisición de las lenguas mayas: Una experiencia entre Guatemala y México. Presented at the X Congreso de Estudios Mayas, Nuevo Ciclo: Madre Tierra y Pueblos Indígenas (Guatemala, August 12-14, 2013)

Moderator of “El Conocimiento de los Pueblos en el Sistema Educativo Nacional”, organized by the Direccion General de Educacion Bilingüe Intercultural (DIGEBI) (Guatemala, August 8, 2013)

2012 Por qué y para qué documentar la adquisición de las lenguas mayas? Presented at the Corpus-based Approaches to Mayan Linguistics (CAML) (Guatemala, August 1-2). Invited talk

Deriving Nominals in Kaqchikel Maya. Presented at the Second Formal Approaches to Mayan Linguistics (FAMLi). (Guatemala, August 3-4, with Yusuke Imanishi)

Adquiriendo verbos inergativos e inacusativos en Chol. Presented at the Second Formal Approaches to Mayan Linguistics (FAMLi). (Guatemala, August 3-4, with Clifton Pye and Nicolás Arcos López)

Adquisición del Juego A en el verbo en Chuj. Presented at the Second Formal Approaches to Mayan Linguistics (FAMLi). (Guatemala, August 3-4, with Gaspar Pérez Jorge and Nicolás Alonzo Gómez)

El Clasificador ix: Un caso de cambio de código en Q’anjob’al. Presented at the Centro de Investigaciones y Estudios Superiores en Antropología Social (CIESAS), Mexico City. Invited talk

Classifier ix: A case of code switching in Q’anjob’al Maya. Presented at the Linguistic Anthropology Laboratory, University of California San Diego. Invited talk

Experimental Design for Field Linguists. Presented at the 2012 Annual Meeting of the Linguistic Society of America. Symposium: Psycholinguistic Research on Less-Studied Languages (with Lauren Eby Clemens, Jessica Coon, Peter Graff, Nicolás Arcos López, Adam Morgan, and Maria Polinsky)

2011 New Approaches to Linguistic work in Mesoamerican communities. Presented at the Mexico and Central America Program Speaker Series of the David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies, Harvard University (with Lauren Eby Clemens, Pedro Mateo Pedro, Maria Polinsky, Gabrielle Tandet, Jessica Coon, and Adam Milton Morgan

La adquisición de construcciones verbales complejas en Q’anjob’al Maya. Presented at the V Congreso de Idiomas Indígenas de Latinoamérica, U. of Texas at Austin.  Invited talk

Ergatividad y ambigüedad: Procesamiento de cláusulas relativas en Ch’ol. Presented at the Universidad Intercultural del Estado de Tabasco, Mexico. Oxolotan, Tacotalpa, Tabasco, (with Jessica Coon & Adam Morgan).  Invited talk

Promoting Social Justice through International Higher Education: The Ford Foundation International Fellowships Program (IFP). Presented at ‘Just Giving: Global Social Change Philanthropy’ Grantmakers Without Borders’ Eleventh Annual Conference in New York City (with Joan Dassin, Mary Zurbuche, and Minh Kauffman)

The Acquisition of Unaccusativity in Q’anjob’al Maya. Presented at the 4th Annual Oklahoma Workshop on Native American Languages (OWNAL). Northeastern State University, Oklahoma

Explaining agent extraction asymmetries: A sane analysis of the Q’anjob’al Crazy Antipassive. Presented at the Workshop on Structure and Constituency of Languages of the Americas (WSCLA) 16, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA, (with Jessica Coon)

Testing the Acquisition of Unaccusativity in Q’anjob’al. Presented at the Polinsky Language Processing Laboratory, Harvard University

2010 Acquisition of the Ergative Constraint in Q’anjob’al Maya. Presented at the Workshop on the Acquisition of Ergativity. Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Department of Linguistics. Leipzig, Germany

Acquisition of -on in Q’anjob’al Maya. Presented at Formal Approaches to Mayan Linguistics-FAMLi. MIT, Cambridge, MA

Extraction and Embedding in Two Mayan Languages. Presented at Formal Approaches to Mayan Linguistics-FAMLi.  MIT, Cambridge, MA (with Jessica Coon)

The Acquisition of Negation in Three Mayan Languages. Presented at Linguistic Colloquy, University of Kansas (with Clifton Pye)

2009 Revisiting Split Ergativity in Q’anjob’al (Maya). Presented at Semantics of Under-represented Languages in the Americas V – SULA 5 co-hosted by The Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Harvard University.  Invited talk

Acquisition of the suffix -on in Q’anjob’al (Maya). Presented at Second Latin Americanist Graduate Research Competition hosted by the Center of Latin American Studies, University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas. Invited talk

Adquisición de la Negación en Q’anjob’al. Presented at Conference on Indigenous Languages of Latin America-IV. University of Texas at Austin

2008 Nominalization in Q’anjob’al Maya. Presented at Department of Linguistics, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Illinois. Invited talk

Documenting the Acquisition of Three Mayan Languages. Presented at Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Illinois

Five Mayan Child Utterances: Acquisition of the Mayan Verbal Complex. Presented at XI Congress of the International Association for the Study of Child Language. University of Edinburgh, Scotland. (with Clifton Pye, Barbara Pfeiler, and Carlos Carrillo Carreón)

The Acquisition of Status Suffixes in Three Mayan Languages. Presented at SILLA Annual Meeting, Mayan Symposium, Chicago Illinois. (with Clifton Pye and Bárbara Pfeiler)

Nominalization in Q’anjob’al Maya. Presented at Child Language Proseminar and Linguistic Colloquy, University of Kansas

Documenting the Acquisition of Mayan Languages. Presented at Center of Latin American Studies, University of Kansas

2007 Nominalization in Q’anjob’al Maya. Presented at First Latin Americanist Graduate Research Competition hosted by the Center of Latin American Studies, University of Kansas, Kansas

The Acquisition of Status Suffixes in Q’anjob’al and K’ichee’. Mid-America Linguistics Conference. University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas. (with Clifton Pye)

La adquisición de verbos intransitivos en Q’anjob’al. Presented at 7º Congreso Internacional de Mayistas. Mérida

2006 Child Phonologies in Five Mayan Languages. Presented at Mid-America Linguistics Conference. Southern Illinois University, Illinois. (with Clifton Pye & Barbara Pfeiler)

Adquisición de consonantes iniciales en cinco lenguas mayas: un análisis fonológico. Presented at IX Encuentro Internacional de Lingüística en el Noroeste. Hermosillo, Sonora, Mexico (with Clifton Pye, Bárbara Pfeiler, Ana López Ramírez, and Pedro Gutiérrez)

Documenting the Acquisition of Q’anjob’al. Presented at Center of Latin American Studies. University of Kansas

How Children Acquire Split Ergativity in Q’anjob’al? Presented at Child Language Proseminar, University of Kansas

2005 Root or Edges? A Comparative Study of Mayan Children’s Early Verb. Presented at X International Association for the Study of Child Language, Berlin, Germany (with Clifton Pye, Lourdes de León, Barbara Pfeiler, and Penelope Brown)

Adquisición del tiempo/aspecto en Q’anjob’al. Presented at VI Congreso de Estudios Mayas. Guatemala City, Guatemala

A comparative study of ergative acquisition in two Mayan languages. Presented at II Congreso de Idiomas Indígenas de Latinoamérica. (with Clifton Pye)

2004 The Acquisition of Q’anjob’al: Verbal Inflection. Presented at Child Language Proseminar, University of Kansas

2000 Importancia del Estudio Dialectal para la Estandarización. II Encuentro Lingüístico Guatemala-Chiapas, Huehuetenango, Guatemala (with Patricia Delgado Rojas)

1999

Importancia de los Idiomas Mayas en la Educación. I Encuentro Lingüístico Chiapas-Guatemala. Unión Juárez, Chiapas, Mexico

El tiempo/aspecto completivo en Q’anjob’al. III Congreso de Estudios Mayas. Universidad Rafael Landivar, Guatemala

1998 Importancia de la lecto-escritura en Q’anjob’al. Workshop with elementary school teachers. Santa Eulalia, Huehuetenango, Guatemala

Service and Organizations

2016-present Board member of the Centro de Investigación Cultural y Científica, http://cicc-solojnaoj.org/investigadores-2/.

2013 Editor of Proceedings of Futuros Colectivos of Wuqu’ Kawoq.

2011 Reviewed abstracts for Bilingual and Multilingual Interaction

2010-2012 Board member of Wuqu’ Kawoq, http://www.wuqukawoq.org/

2010 Reviewed article for Journal of Natural Language and Linguistic Theory

2011 Co-editor of Working Papers in Linguistics, MIT

2008 Co-editor of Kansas Working Paper in Linguistics. University of Kansas

2008-2010 Q’anjob’al/English Interpreter for Certified Languages International

2001 Co-organizer of the IV Congreso de Estudios Mayas. Universidad Rafael Landivar, Guatemala

2000- Co-organizer of the II Encuentro Lingüístico Guatemala-Chiapas. Guatemala

1998 Member and co-founder of Oxlajuuj Keej Maya’ Ajtz’iib’ Association (OKMA)

References

Clifton Pye

Linguistics, University of Kansas

1541 Lilac Lane, Blake Hall, Room 427

Lawrence, KS 66044-3177

pyersqr@ku.edu Maria Polinsky

Maryland Language Science Center

University of Maryland

2130 H.J. Patterson Hall

College Park, MD 20742

mpolinsk@gmail.com

Mabel Rice

Child Language Program, University of Kansas

1000 Sunnyside Avenue, 3031 Dole

Lawrence, KS 66045

mabel@ku.edu Juan Carlos Villatoro Rosales Executive Director

Universidad del Valle de Guatemala, Altiplano

Km. 137, Caserío Xolbé, Cantón El Tablón Sololá, Guatemala jcvillatoro@altiplano.uvg.edu.gt

Updated: July 2017