I am an Associate Research Professor (Investigadora titular "A") at the National Autonomous University of Mexico in Mexico City.
I conduct research to collect empirical data from languages spoken throughout the world in order to inform our general understanding of Language. My work contributes to this endeavor by providing basic research on indigenous languages of Mexico, with a particular emphasis on data from Seri, a language isolate spoken in northwestern Mexico. I am especially interested in issues related to lexical semantics, spatial and temporal reference, as well as discourse structure. A common thread throughout my research is the relationship between language, cognition and culture.
I'm the director of the journal Tlalocan. Would you like to publish a text in an indigenous language of Mexico or related languages spoken in neighboring countries? If so, please submit your articles to us at tlalocan(at)unam.mx.
I am a member of the Advisory Circle for the Institute on Collaborative Language Research (CoLang). Please follow CoLang 2020 for updates on future CoLang meetings!
I am a co-founder of N-Gen, Next Generation Sonoran Desert Researchers.