We are dedicated to research and teaching on the documentation and description of endangered and under documented languages. The Lab provides a working space for lab members, and houses equipment for research, including computers, monitors and recording equipment. Field Methods classes and meetings with language consultants are held in the lab.
The Uto-Aztecan language Choguita Rarámuri is spoken in Northern Mexico. Gabriela Caballero has received a Documenting Endangered Languages grant from the National Science Foundation to work with community members in language documentation, develop theoretically-informed publications and produce a reference grammar. This research builds on her previous grant from the Endangered Language Documentation Programme. She has been working in the area for nine years, and has published a number of papers on the language. The team will now include graduate student Lucien Carroll and two undergraduate linguistics students, Patrick Mullen and Sean Stein.