About May

I'm a linguist and current graduate student at the University of Texas at Austin. My research focuses on San Jernónimo Tlacochahuaya Zapotec, a variety of Valley Zapotec (Otomanguean) spoken in Oaxaca, Mexico. I'm particularly interested in linguistic variation in the Tlacolula Valley and how study of colonial Valley Zapotec documents can inform our understanding of the modern languages (and vice versa). My recent projects include eliciting a modern Tlacochahuaya Zapotec translation of a Colonial Valley Zapotec will. I'm also a collaborator on the Ticha Project, a digital text explorer for Colonial Zapotec.

In addition to linguistics, I enjoy needlecrafts, dancing, and baking.

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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