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Publications & presentations

  • downloadable papers and handouts are available here

Select grants and awards

As Primary Applicant

  • National Geographic Society Explorers Grant: “Documenting word order variation in Mayan languages: A collection of Ch’ol narratives”, 2018.
  • SSHRC Insight Grant: “Agreement and Anti-Agreement Across Languages”, 2017–2022.
  • Endangered Languages Fund Language Legacies Grant: “A collection of narrative texts in Chuj”, 2016–2017 (Co-applicant Pedro Mateo Pedro).
  • Canada Research Chair in Syntax and Indigenous Languages, 2015–present.
  • SSHRC Connection Grant: “Chuj Electronic Database Creation: Documentation and Revitalization of a Mayan Language”, 2015–2016 (Co-applicant Pedro Mateo Pedro)
  • SSHRC Partnership Development Grant: “Developing mobile learning applications for the Mi’gmaq language: New opportunities for language research and revitalization”, 2013–2016 (Co-applicants Alan Bale and Michael Wagner)
  • FQRSC New Researcher Grant: “Personne et nombre dans les langues Mi’gmaq et Kaqchikel: Conséquences pour la concordance”, 2013–2016
  • SSHRC Connection Grant: “A community-linguistics collaboration for revitalizing Mi’gmaq in Listuguj”, 2012–2013 (Co-applicants Alan Bale and Michael Wagner)
  • SSHRC Workshop Funding: “Corpus Approaches to Mayan Linguistics (CAML)”, 2012
  • Heritage Canada Aboriginal Languages Initiative Grant: “Tlisulti Napuignigtug-Nemitueg Tlisuti”, sub-contracted to McGill University by Listuguj Mi’gmaq Education Directorate, 2012
  • Banting Postdoctoral Research Fellowship, 2011–2013
  • National Science Foundation conference funding: “Formal Approaches to Mayan Linguistics (FAMLi) Workshop”, 2009–2010 (with David Pesetsky)
  • National Science Foundation Dissertation Improvement Grant: “Ergativity and Constituent Order in Chol”, 2008–2010 
  • National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship, 2006–2009

As Co-Applicant

  • SSHRC Insight Grant: “The Nature of Parameters: Representing Language Universals and Linguistic Variation”, 2016–2021 (PI Lisa Travis)
  • SSHRC Insight Grant: “Pragmatics and Language Revitalization: Using Evidentiality in Mi’gmaq to Explore the Interface between Pragmatics and General Reasoning”, 2016–2021 (PI Alan Bale)
  • Digging into Data Grant: “Cleaning, Organizing, and Uniting Linguistic Databases (the COULD Project)”, 2014–2016 (PI Alan Bale)
  • SSHRC Insight Grant: “Siawinnu’gina’masultinej: Mi’gmaq language learning and teaching across the lifespan in Listuguj”, 2013–2019 (PI Mela Sarkar)
  • SSHRC Insight Grant: “The mental representation of language variation: Macro- and micro-parameters”, 2012–2015 (PI Lisa Travis)
  • FQRSC Soutien aux équipes de recherche: “Les interfaces de la syntaxe”, 2012–2015 (PI Lisa Travis)