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Education

Research positions

  • Ticha Project (Haverford College), 2013 - 2017.
    Research Assistant to Brook Danielle Lillehugen
  • Linguistics Field School (NSF REU Site Grant #1461056), Summer 2016.
    Student Coordinator
  • Linguistics Field School (NSF REU Site Grant #1461056), Summer 2015.
    Student Researcher
Photographing Colonial Zapotec documents with Mike Zarafonetis in Tlacolula de Matamoros (photo by Laurie Allen)

Conference Presentations

Plumb, May Helena. 2017. Resumptive subject pronouns in Colonial Valley Zapotec relatives. Paper presented at the Conference on Indigenous Languages of Latin America (CILLA) VIII, Austin, TX.

Lillehaugen, Brook Danielle, George Aaron Broadwell, Michel R. Oudijk, Laurie Allen, Michael Zarafonetis, and May Helena Plumb. 2016. Humanidades digitales multilingual y multicultural: el caso de Ticha, un explorador digital de texto para el zapoteco colonial. Paper presented at the Encontro de Humanidades Digitales, Mexico City, Mexico.

Lillehaugen, Brook Danielle, George Aaron Broadwell, Michel R. Oudijk, Laurie Allen, Michael Zarafonetis, and May Helena Plumb. 2016. Ticha, un explorador digital de texto para el zapoteco colonial: creando conexiones. Paper presented at the Coloquio sobre Lenguas Otomangues y Vecinas (COLOV) VII: Juan José Rendón Monzón, Oaxaca City, Mexico.

Plumb, May Helena. 2015. The pragmatics of conjunction in Colonial Valley Zapotec. Paper presented at the Society for the Study of Indigenous Languages of the Americas (SSILA) annual meeting, Portland, OR.

Plumb, May Helena. 2014. La pragmática de las conjunciones en el zapteco colonial del Valle. Paper presented at the Coloquio sobre Lenguas Otomangues y Vecinas (COLOV) VI: Mario Molina Cruz, Oaxaca City, Mexico.

Workshops and Panels

Lillehaugen, Brook Danielle (organizer/discussant), Janet Chávez Santiago (organizer), Felipe H. Lopez, Moisés García Guzmán, Yaneth Molina, May Helena Plumb, Xóchitl M. Flores-Marcial, and Arnauld Avendano. 2018. Twitter y las lenguas de Oaxaca. Panel discussion at the Coloquio sobre Lenguas Otomangues y Vecinas (COLOV) VIII: Antonio Peñafiel, Oaxaca City, Mexico.

Lillehaugen, Brook Danielle, George Aaron Broadwell, Michel R. Oudijk, Laurie Allen, Michael Zarafonetis, and May Helena Plumb. 2016. Leyendo documentos coloniales en zapoteco del Valle. Workshop at the Coloquio sobre Lenguas Otomangues y Vecinas (COLOV) VII: Juan José Renón Monzón, Oaxaca City, Mexico.

Digital Publications

Lillehaugen, Brook Danielle, Claire Benham, Janet Chávez Santiago, Emily Drummond, James Arthur Faville, Avery A. King, Bridget Murray, Tristan Jacobo Pepin, May Helena Plumb, Mindy Renee Reutter, James T. Truitt, Christina Nicole Ulowetz, Mike Zarafonetis, and Ian Fisher. 2017. Digital edition of Fray Leonardo Levanto’s 1766 Cathecismo de la lengua Zaapoteca, beta version. Ticha Project.

Lillehaugen, Brook Danielle, George Aaron Broadwell, Michel R. Oudijk, Laurie Allen, May Helena Plumb, and Mike Zarafonetis. 2016. Ticha: a digital text explorer for Colonial Zapotec, first edition.

Resources on Endangered Languages

Dictionaries

Lillehaugen, Brook Danielle, Moisés García Guzmán, May Helena Plumb, with María Mercedes Méndez Morales, Tess A. Harty, Sam Katz, Javier A. Pina, Diamond C. J. Ray, and Cornelio Santos. 2018. Tlacochahuaya Zapotec Talking Dictionary. Version 2.0. Living Tongues Institute for Endangered Languages.

Lillehaugen, Brook Danielle, Janet Chávez Santiago, with Kathryn Goldberg, Tess A. Harty, Nick Kalivoda, Sam Katz, Teresa Martínez Chavez, Javier A. Pina, May Helena Plumb, Diamond C. J. Ray, Cornelio Santos, and Jamie A. Thomas. 2017. Teotitlán del Valle Zapotec Talking Dictionary. Version 1.2. Living Tongues Institute for Endangered Languages.

Lillehaugen, Brook Danielle, Felipe H. Lopez, Pamela Munro, with Tess A. Harty, Sam Katz, Javier A. Pina, May Helena Plumb, Diamond C. J. Ray, and Cornelio Santos. 2016. San Lucas Quiavini Zapotec Talking Dictionary. Version 1.0. Living Tongues Institute for Endangered Languages.

Ethnographic Interviews (Selected)

Chávez Santiago, Janet, Brook Danielle Lillehaugen, Helen Margaret Felker, May Helena Plumb, Edgar Ulises Cruz, and Benjamin Allen. 2015a. Interview on Teotitlán del Valle Zapotec, part 1.

Flores Marcial, Xóchitl M., Brook Danielle Lillehaugen, and May Helena Plumb. 2015b. Interview on Tlacolula de Matamoros Zapotec.

García Guzmán, Moisés, Brook Danielle Lillehaugen, and May Helena Plumb. 2015. Interview on San Jerónimo Tlacochahuaya Zapotec, part 1.

Méndez Morales, María Mercedes, Brook Danielle Lillehaugen, May Helena Plumb, Benjamin Allen, and Helen Margaret Felker. 2015. Interview on San Jerónimo Tlacochuaya Zapotec.