About Me

I am a linguist interested in language documentation and description. My research focuses on the Zapotec languages (Otomanguean) spoken in Oaxaca, Mexico, in particular Valley Zapotec in both its modern and colonial forms. I'm interested in how the study of documents written in Colonial Zapotec can inform our understanding of modern Zapotec languages, and vice versa. I am a current graduate student at the Univeristy of Texas at Austin.

My recent work includes fieldwork on San Jerónimo Tlacochahuaya Zapotec and collaboration on an initiative to support Zapotec high school students in writing their language on Twitter (#UsaTuVoz). I am also a collaborator on the Ticha Project, a digital text explorer for Colonial Zapotec.

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May Helena Plumb
305 E. 23rd St. STOP B5100
RLP 4.304 Dept of Linguistics
Austin, TX 78712
Office: RLP 4.700E12
Email: mayhplumb@utexas.edu
Twitter: @mayhplumb