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Manuscripts

The linguistic transmission of cognitive practices: Reference frames in and around Mesoamerica. (With J. Bohnemeyer, E. Benedicto, K. T. Donelson, A. Eggleston, C. K. O'Meara, G. Pérez Báez, A. Capistrán Garza, N. Hernández Green, M. Hernández Gómez, S. Herrera, E. Palancar, G. Polian, & R. Romero Méndez). Submitted to Cognition.

The effect of topography on language and cognition in Isthmus Zapotec. (With J. Bohnemeyer.) Proceedings of Geographic Grounding: Place, direction and landscape in the grammars of the world. Submitted to Acta Linguistica Hafniensia. (expected 2018)

Manuscript. Encoding Motion Events in Tagalog. Unpublished undergraduate honors thesis, The College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, VA. (2007). Ms.

2015

The contact diffusion of linguistic practices: Reference frames in Mesoamerica. (With J. Bohnemeyer, K. T. Donelson, E. Benedicto, A. Eggleston, C. K. O'Meara, G. Pérez Báez, A. Capistrán Garza, N. Hernández Green, M. Hernández Gómez, S. Herrera, E. Palancar, G. Polian, & R. Romero Méndez). Language Dynamics and Change 5(2): 169-201. DOI:10.1163/22105832-00502002. Preprint.

Semantic typology: New approaches to crosslinguistic variation in language and cognition. (With K. T. Donelson, A. Eggleston, and J. Bohnemeyer). Invited submission to Linguistics Vanguard. Link to article. DOI: 10.1515/lingvan-2015-1004, Apr 2015.

2014

The cultural transmission of spatial cognition: Evidence from a large-scale study. (With J. Bohnemeyer, K. T. Donelson, E. Benedicto, A. Capistrán Garza, A. Eggleston, N. Hernández Green, M. Hernández Gómez, S. Herrera Castro, C. K. O'Meara, E. Palancar, G. Pérez Báez, G. Polian, & R. Romero Méndez). In P. Bello, M. Guarini, M. McShane, & B. Scassellati (Eds.), Proceedings of the 36th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society. Austin, TX: Cognitive Science Society. Online publication.

2013

Space in semantic typology: Object-centered geometries. (With J. Bohnemeyer.) In P. Auer, M. Hilpert, A. Stukenbrock, & B. Szmrecsanyi (Eds.), Space in Language and Linguistics: Geographical, Interactional, and Cognitive Perspectives. Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter. Abstract. Ms.

2012

Marcos de referencia en lenguas mesoamericanas: un analisis multivariante tipológico [Frames of reference in Mesoamerican languages: a typological multivariate analysis]. (With J. Bohnemeyer, E. Benedicto, A. Capistrán Garza, K. T. Donelson, A. Eggleston, N. Hernández Green, M. Hernández Gómez), J. S. Lovegren, C. K. O'Meara, E. Palancar, G. Pérez Báez, G. Polian, and R. Romero Méndez.) In N. England (Ed.), Proceedings of the Conference on Indigenous Languages of Latin America-V. Austin, TX: The Archive of the Indigenous Languages of Latin America. Online Publication

Presentations

2017

* Defining “community” through spatial reference: Communities of practice in the Isthmus of Tehuantepec. Spatial boundaries and transitions in language and interaction: Perspectives from Linguistics and Geography, Monte Verita, Ascona, Italy. Abstract. Handout.

* Landscape and spatial reference: Variation across three communities of Isthmus Zapotec speakers. Annual Meeting of the American Association of Geographers, Boston, MA. Abstract. Handout.

2016

The effect of topography on language and cognition in Isthmus Zapotec. (With J. Bohnemeyer). Geographic grounding: Place, direction and landscape in the grammars of the world. Copenhagen, Denmark. Abstract. Handout.

* Spatial reference frames in Isthmus Zapotec: variation within a large-scale sample. Special session Language, Culture, and Cognition in Spatial Reference. 90th Annual Meeting of the Linguistic Society of America, Washington, D.C. Abstract. Handout.

* Reference frames in language and thought: Beyond Mesoamerica. (With J. Bohnemeyer, K. T. Donelson, H. C. Hsiao, Y. T. Lin, J. Lovegren, and J. T. Olstad). Special session Language, Culture, and Cognition in Spatial Reference. 90th Annual Meeting of the Linguistic Society of America, Washington, D.C. Abstract. Handout.

2015

* Interactions of Landscape and Language: Spatial Language in Three Communities of Zapotec Speakers. 114th Annual Meeting of the American Anthropological Association, Denver, CO. Abstract. Handout.

* El uso de marcos de referencia en maya y diidxaza: Factores internos y externos [Reference frame use in Yucatec and Isthmus Zapotec: Internal and external factors]. (With J. Bohnemeyer, K. T. Donelson, and G. Pérez Báez). 7th Annual Conference on Indigenous Languages of Latin America, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX. Abstract. Handout.

* Spatial reference frame use in Isthmus Zapotec: a qualitative analysis of strategy variation. Workshop on American Indigenous Languages, University of California Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, CA. Abstract. Handout.

* Landscape in Spatial Cognition: New field methods via ethnosemantic and quantitative approaches. The New Field Methods Workshop, University at Buffalo, Linguistics, Buffalo, NY. Handout.

* Documenting landscape use in spatial reference in Diidxa za (Isthmus Zapotec). Symposium on American Indian Languages, Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, NY. Abstract. Handout.

2014

The Cultural Transmission of Spatial Cognition: Evidence from a Large-scale Study. (With J. Bohnemeyer, K. T. Donelson, E. Benedicto, A. Capistrán Garza, A. Eggleston, N. Hernández Green, M. Hernández Gómez, S. Herrera Castro, C. K. O'Meara, E. Palancar, G. Pérez Báez, G. Polian, and R. Romero Méndez). CogSci2014: Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada. Abstract. Handout.

2013

* Meronymy and reference frames: Preliminary evidence. Meronymy Across Languages: Lexicalization, Semantics, Morphosyntax, Mexico City, Mexico. Handout.

* The principle of canonical orientation revisited: Evidence from Mesoamerican languages. (With E. Benedicto, J. Bohnemeyer, A. Eggleston, K. T. Donelson, A. Capistrán Garza, N. Hernández Green, M. Hernández Gómez, J. Lovegren, C. O'Meara, E. Palancar, G. Pérez Báez, G. Polian, R. Romero Méndez, and V. Vázquez Soto). 12th International Cognitive Linguistics Conference, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada. Handout.

Frame of reference use in Mesoamerica in the context of sustained contact with Spanish. (With J. Bohnemeyer, G. Pérez Báez, J. S. Lovegren, K. T. Donelson, E. Benedicto, A. Capistrán Garza, A. Eggleston, N. Hernández Green, M. Hernández Gómez, C. K. O'Meara, E. Palancar, G. Polian, and R. Romero Méndez.) International Conference on Mesoamerican Linguistics, California State University, Fullerton. Handout.

Frames of reference in language and cognition: Linguistic and nonlinguistic factors. (With J. Bohnemeyer, J. S. Lovegren, K. T. Donelson, E. Benedicto, A. Capistrán Garza, A. Eggleston, N. Hernández Green, M. Hernández Gómez, C. K. O'Meara, E. Palancar, G. Pérez Báez, G. Polian, and R. Romero Méndez.) Presented at the Linguistic Society of America Annual Meeting, Boston, MA. Handout.

2012

In search of areal effects in semantic typology: Reference frames in Mesoamerica. (With J. Bohnemeyer, J. S. Lovegren, K. T. Donelson, E. Benedicto, A. Capistrán Garza, A. Eggleston, N. Hernández Green, M. Hernández Gómez, C. K. O'Meara, E. Palancar, G. Pérez Báez, G. Polian, and R. Romero Méndez.) Workshop on Quantitative Approaches to Areal Linguistic Typology, Royal Dutch Academy of Sciences, Amsterdam. Handout.

* Modalidad de San Lucas Quiaviní Zapotec descrito con la Grámatica del Papel y la Referencia (RRG) [Modality in San Lucas Quiaviní Zapotec described with RRG]. COLOV-V: Coloquio sobre Lenguas Otomangues y Vecinas-V, Oaxaca, Mexico. Handout.

2011

* Revised Extended Ball & Chair: A work in progress. Qualifying Paper presentation, University at Buffalo. Handout.

2010

Topsy-turvy: Intrinsic frames of reference and canonical orientation in Yucatec. (With J. Bohnemeyer). XI Encuentro Internacional de Linguistica en el Noroeste, Hermosillo, Sonora, Mexico. Abstract. Handout.

2009

How the mind windows path: An empirical pilot study to investigate the occurrence of fictive path. International Cognitive Linguistics Conference, Berkeley, CA. (abstract accepted for presentation) Abstract.

2007

* Pa- Marking in Tagalog Directionality. Fifth Annual Harvard Undergraduate Linguistics Colloquium, Cambridge, MA. Paper. Handout.

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Last updated: Apr. 10, 2017