Curriculum Vitae

    M.S. Candidate, Speech-Language Pathology, The Pennsylvania State University, present-2016
    Graduate/Postdoctoral Research Associate, Instructor, Brain and Cognitive Sciences, University of Rochester, 2009-2012
    Ph.D., Linguistics, minor area Cognitive Science University, of Arizona, 2011

    Publications
    In prepAnimacy effects on sentence production: Ease of retrieval or topicality? (first author, with T. F. Jaeger and J. Bohnemeyer)
    Submitted Head-marking and agreement: Evidence from Yucatec Maya (second author, with J. Bohnemeyer and T. F. Jaeger)
    2013Syntactic constraints and production preferences for optional plural marking in Yucatec Maya. Zwischen Kern und Peripherie Untersuchungen zu Randbereichen in Sprache und Grammatik (Between core and periphery: Research in language and grammar). Ed. by Mechicao y Priemer, A., Nolda, A. and Sioupi, A. (first author, with T. F. Jaeger and J. Bohnemeyer)
    2012 Crosslinguistic and experimental evidence for non-Number plurals. Linguistic Variation 12 (1): 27-56
    2012 Non-Number plurals. Proceedings of the 42nd meeting of the North East Linguistic Society, GLSA Publications
    2011 Learning to express visual contrasts in the production of referring expressions in Yucatec Maya. Proceedings of the CogSci Workshop in the Production of Referring Expressions: Bridging the gap between computational, empirical and theoretical approaches to reference (PRE-CogSci 2011). van Deemter, K., A. Gatt, R. van Gompel and E. Krahmer (Eds.). (first author, with T. F. Jaeger, J. Bohnemeyer and K. Furth)
    2008 Diccionario Shiwilu-Castellano, Castellano-Shiwilu (Shiwilu-Spanish, Spanish-Shiwilu Dictionary) Unpublished
    2005 Exceptional blocking of Yucatec Maya vowel harmony. Linguistics Student Organization Working Papers in Linguistics, Vol. 5: Proceedings of the Workshop in General Linguistics 3. Shields, Rebecca (ed.), pp. 25-39
    Presentations
    2012 Psycholinguistics and Yucatec Maya: Accessibility, alignment and constituent order. First International Conference on Yucatec Linguistics, El Colegio de Mexico (with T. F. Jaeger and J. Bohnemeyer).
    2012 Morphosyntactic production in a head-marking language: Order, agreement and optional morphology in Yucatec Maya. 86th meeting of the Linguistic Society of America, Symposium on Psycholinguistic Research on Less-Studied Languages (with E. Norcliffe, J. Bohnemeyer and T. F. Jaeger)
    2011 Non-Number plurals. 42nd meeting of the North East Linguistic Society, Workshop on Diversity and Universals: Languages of North America/Canada, University of Toronto
    2011 Allomorphy and Impoverishment: Syncretism in Shiwilu. 14th Workshop on American Indian Languages, UC Santa Barbara
    2011 When number doesn't Agree: Evidence from Yucatec Maya. 85th meeting of the Linguistic Society of America, Pittsburgh
    2009 Argument encoding and valence changing in Kawapanan. Annual meeting of the Society for the Study of Indigenous Languages of the Americas, San Francisco (with Pilar Valenzuela)
    2005 Exceptional blocking of vowel harmony in Yucatec Maya: An argument for a syntactic approach to word formation. Workshop in General Linguistics, University of Wisconsin-Madison
    Posters
    2012 Status: Local (Aspect, transitivity and voice in Mayan status allomorphy). Workshop on Locality and Directionality at the Morphosyntax-Phonology Interface, Stanford University.
    2012 Animacy is mediated by topicality in the production of word order in Yucatec Maya and Spanish. International Workshop on Language Production, NYU (first author with T. Florian Jaeger and Juergen Bohnemeyer)
    2012 The syntactic variability of classifiers: Evidence from Mayan. 86th meeting of the Linguistic Society of America, Portland
    2011 Learning to express visual contrasts in the production of referring expressions in Yucatec Maya. Workshop on the Production of Referring Expressions (PRE-CogSci) (first author with T. F. Jaeger, J. Bohnemeyer and K. Furth)
    2011 Psycholinguistics and under-represented languages: Number in Yucatec Maya sentence production. 29th West Coast Conference on Formal Linguistics, University of Arizona (first author with T. F. Jaeger and J. Bohnemeyer)
    2010 Psycholinguistics in the field: Accessibility-based production in Yukatek Maya. CUNY Conference on Human Sentence Processing, New York, IEICE Workshop of the Technical Committee on Thought and Language, Tokyo, Japan (first author with T. F. Jaeger, K. Furth, A. Lemiuex, C. G. Gallo and J. Bohnemeyer)
    Teaching

    Instructor of record
    2012 Brain and Cognitive Sciences 111: Foundations of Cognitive Science, University of Rochester
    2009, 2010 Linguistics/Psychology 201: Introduction to Linguistics, University of Arizona
    2008 Individuals and Societies 101: Mind, Brain and Language, University of Arizona
    Teaching Assistant
    2006, 2009Individuals and Societies 101: Mind, Brain and Language, University of Arizona
    2008Linguistics/American Indian Studies 210: American Indian Languages, University of Arizona
    2004, 2005Linguistics 100: The Diversity of Human Language, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
    Fellowships/Grants/Awards
    2011Herbert E. Carter Graduate Interdisciplinary Studies Travel Award, Cognitive Science Program, University of Arizona
    2010Social and Behavioral Sciences Research Institute Dissertation Improvement Grant, University of Arizona
    2010, 2011Graduate and Professional Student Council Travel Award, University of Arizona
    2010Graduate College Fellowship, Cognitive Science Program, University of Arizona
    2007-2008J. William Fulbright student grant to Peru
    2006Alice Cozzi Heritage Language Foundation Small Grant
    2006Graduate College Fellowship, Linguistics, University of Arizona
    2004Graduate Student Travel Award, Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
    2004Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowship, Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
    Service Activities
    2012Co-organizer, International Conference on Yucatec Linguistics
    2012Reviewer for Formal Approaches to Mayan Linguistics
    2011Reviewer for Lingua
    2011Coordinating Committee 29th West Coast Conference on Formal Linguistics
    2007Faculty-Student Liaison, Linguistics Circle, University of Arizona
    2006Student coordinator, Linguistics Colloquium, University of Arizona
    2006Volunteer, American Indian Language Development Institute, University of Arizona
    2004-2005Student Representative, Graduate Coordinating Committee, Foreign Languages and Linguistics, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
    2001Volunteer Conversation Partner, English-as-a-Second Language Institute, University of Wisconsin-La Crosse
    Professional Associations

    American Anthropological Association
    American Association of University Women
    Cognitive Science Society
    Linguistic Society of America
    Society for the Study of the Indigenous Languages of the Americas

    Language Proficiencies

    Human
    Spanish, fluent non-native
    Portuguese, advanced
    Yucatec Maya, intermediate
    French, elementary

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