Ryan Sullivant

The University of Texas at Austin

Short Bio: 
I've been interested in Mesoamerican languages since about 2003, and I began studying the Chatino languages of Oaxaca Mexico, in 2008, doing fieldwork in one Chatino community off and on from 2009 to 2012. I've done a lot of work on Chatino phonology (including tone) and inflectional morphology (including paradigmatic tone ablaut) as well as a bit of work on language attitudes in the community and the language contact between the Chatinos and their Coastal-Mixtec-speaking neighbors. I strongly believe in archiving linguistic data, both in my current role as a curator for the Archive of the Indigenous Languages of Latin America, and as a researcher who has studied other people's archived materials.