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Gabriela Pérez Báez

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Assistant Professor

Director, Language Revitalization Lab

Co-Director, National Breath of Life Archival Institute for Indigenous Languages

E-mail: gperezb4@uoregon.edu

Office: 263 Straub Hall

Office Hours: Fall: Wednesday 1:15-3:15

 

https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Gabriela_Baez

https://si.academia.edu/GabrielaPérezBáez

 

 

Gabriela Pérez Báez is a faculty member of the Linguistics Department at the University of Oregon where she directs the new Language Revitalization Lab and will become involved with the Northwest Indian Language Institute. Gabriela is also the Co-Director of the National Breath of Life Archival Institute for Indigenous Languages alongside Daryl Baldwin. Gabriela served as Curator of Linguistics at the National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution and in its Recovering Voices initiative which she directed between 2014 and 2016. Gabriela’s research centers on linguistic diversity and strategies to sustain it. Within that broad umbrella, Gabriela has had two main interests. For some 15 years, she has worked to document, analyze and revitalize Zapotec languages in her native Mexico. From her work in Breath of Life, she has worked with tribal researchers in the United States to support archives-based research for language revitalization. Gabriela has published on language revitalization, migration and language vitality, and on the analysis of Zapotec and other Mesoamerican languages covering topics such as verbal inflection and derivation, semantic typology, and language and cognition. Gabriela is the co-compiler along with Terrence Kaufman, of two dictionaries of Isthmus Zapotec within a participatory and interdisciplinary model. Gabriela holds a doctorate in linguistics from the University at Buffalo.

 

Curriculum Vitae

 

 

PEER-REVIEWED PUBLICATIONS

books and special issues

2016            Pérez Báez, G., C. Rogers and J. E. Rosés Labrada (Eds.) Latin American contexts for language documentation and revitalization. Amsterdam: De Gruyter Mouton. http://www.degruyter.com/viewbooktoc/product/457490.

2011            O’Meara, C. K. and G. Pérez Báez (Eds.) Spatial frames of refer­ence in languages of Mesoamerica. Special issue of Language Sciences 33.

 

journal articles

2018            Linguistic diversity, language vitality and the advancement of Linguistics as a science. Acta Linguistica Hafniensia, DOI: 10.1080/03740463.2018.1434730.

2016            Pérez Báez, G. and T. Kaufman. Verbal classification in Juchitán Zapotec. Anthropological Linguistics 58:3, pp. 217–257.

2016            Uchihara H. and G. Pérez Báez. Fortis/lenis, glides and vowels in Quiaviní Zapotec. Glossa: a journal of general linguistics 1(1): 27, pp. 1–24. http://www.glossa-journal.org/articles/abstract/10.5334/gjgl.13/.

2016            The interdisciplinary documentation of the flora of La Ventosa and associated lexicon and knowledge: A pilot for the National Ethnobotanical Herbarium Online. Taxon 10 Mar, pp. 5–6. http://www.ingentaconnect.com/content/iapt/tax/2016/00000065/00000002/art00058.

2015            Pérez Báez, G., V. Cata and J. J. Bueno Holle. Xneza Diidxazá: Retos en la escritura del zapoteco del Istmo vistos desde el texto Teria. Tlalocan XX, pp. 135–172. https://revistas-filologicas.unam.mx/tlalocan/index.php/tl/article/view/241.

2015            Bohnemeyer, J., K. T. Donelson, R. E. Tucker, E. Benedicto, A. Eggleston, C. K. O’Meara, A. Capistrán Garza, N. Hernández Green, M. de J. S. Hernández Gómez, S. Herrera Castro, E. Palancar, G. Pérez Báez, G. Polian, R. Romero Méndez. The contact diffusion of linguistic practices. Language Dynamics and Change 5, pp. 169–201.

2014            Determinants of language reproduction and shift in a transnational community. International Journal of the Sociology of Language 227, pp. 65–81.

2013            Family language policy in the diaspora community of speakers of San Lucas Quiaviní Zapotec. Language Policy 12, pp. 27–45.

2012            Bilingualism and schooling and their unexpected role in language maintenance in an immigrant community. Anthropological Linguistics 54:4, pp. 350–370.

2011            O’Meara, C. K. and G. Pérez Báez. Spatial frames of reference in Mesoamerican languages. In C. K. O’Meara and G. Pérez Báez (Eds.) Spatial frames of refer­ence in languages of Mesoamerica. Language Sciences 33, pp. 837–852.

2011            Spatial frames of reference preferences in Juchitán Zapotec. In C. K. O’Meara and G. Pérez Báez (Eds.) Spatial frames of refer­ence in languages of Mesoamerica. Language Sciences 33, pp. 943–960.

 

book chapters

In press        O’Meara, C. K., G. Pérez Báez, A. Eggleston and J. Bohnemeyer. (second round review). Space in languages of Mexico. In S. Wichmann (Ed.) The Languages and Linguistics of Middle and Central America: A Comprehensive Guide. The World of Linguistics. Amsterdam: de Gruyter Mouton.

In press       Bases verbales con consonante inicial dentro del sistema de valencia del diidxazá. Estudios sobre lenguas otomangues y vecinas. Estudios en recuerdo de Fray Antonio de los Reyes. Mexico City: Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México.

In press        Motivaciones para el uso del marco de referencia relativo en el zapoteco del Istmo. Estudios de lenguas otomangues y vecinas en memoria de Thomas Smith-Stark. Mexico City: Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México.

2018            Pérez Báez, G., R. Vogel and E. Okura. Comparative analysis in language revitalization practices: Addressing the challenge. In Kenneth L. Rehg and Lyle Campbell (eds.) Oxford Handbook of Endangered Languages, pp. 466–489. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

2018            ‘Slowly, slowly said the jaguar’: Collaborations as a goal of linguistic field research over time. In Shannon Bischoff & Carmen Jany (Eds.) Perspectives on Language and Linguistics: Community-Based Research, pp. 112–131. Amsterdam: De Gruyter Mouton.

2018            Baldwin, D., L. Hinton and G. Pérez Báez. The Breath of Life Workshops and Institutes. In L. Hinton, L. Huss and G. Roche (eds.) The Routledge Handbook of Language Revitalization, pp. 188–196. New York: Taylor & Francis Group.

2016            Addressing the gap between community beliefs and priorities and researchers’ language maintenance interests. In G. Pérez Báez, C. Rogers and J. E. Rosés Labrada (Eds.) Latin American contexts for language documentation and revitalization, pp. 165–194. Amsterdam: De Gruyter Mouton.

2016            Pérez Báez, G., C. Rogers and J. E. Rosés Labrada. Introduction. In G. Pérez Báez, C. Rogers and J. E. Rosés Labrada (Eds.) Latin American contexts for language documentation and revitalization, pp. 1–28. Amsterdam: De Gruyter Mouton.

2015            El sistema de merónimos en el zapoteco del Istmo. In I. J. Barreras Aguilar and G. López Cruzen (Eds.) Investigaciones interdisciplinarias en Lingüística, pp. 75–106. Hermosillo: Universidad de Sonora.

2015            Morphological valence-changing processes in Juchitán Zapotec. In N. Operstein and A. H. Sonnenschein (Eds.) Valence Changes in Zapotec: Synchrony, diachrony, typology, pp. 93–116. Typological Studies in Language, 110. Amsterdam: John Benjamins.

2012            Semantics of body part terms in Juchiteco locative descriptions. In B. Lillehaugen and A. H. Sonnenschein (Eds.) Expressing Location in Zapotec, pp. 117–136. Native American Languages 61. Munich: Lincom Europa.

 

conference proceedings

2017            Tilbe, T., J. Bohnemeyer, G. Pérez Báez, and D. Gentner. Part-whole categorization is culture-specific. Proceedings of the 39th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society, pp. 3332–3337. https://mindmodeling.org/cogsci2017/papers/0629/index.html.

2014            Bohnemeyer J., K. T. Donelson, R. E. Tucker, E. Benedicto, A. Capistrán Garza, A. Eggleston, N. Hernández Green, M. de J. S. Hernández Gómez, S. Herrera Castro, C. K. O’Meara, E. Palancar, G. Pérez, Báez, G. Polian, R. Romero Méndez. The cultural transmission of spatial cognition: evidence from a large-scale study. Proceedings of the 36th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society, pp. 212–217. https://mindmodeling.org/cogsci2014/papers/047/

2012            Bohnemeyer, J., E. Benedicto, A. Capistrán Garza, K. T. Donelson, A. Eggleston, N. Hernández Green, M. de J. S. Hernández Gómez, Jesse S. Lovegren, C. K. O’Meara, E. Palancar, G. Pérez Báez, G. Polian, R. Romero Méndez and R. E. Tucker. Marcos de referencia en lenguas mesoamericanas: un análisis multivariante tipológico. Proceedings of the Conference on Indigenous Languages of Latin America-V. http://www.ailla.utexas.org/site/events.html.

2008            Language shift reversal for a nonstandardized language: San Lucas Quiaviní Zapotec. In CLS 41: The Panels 2005, Proceedings from the Panels of the Forty-first Meeting of the Chicago Linguistic Society, Vol. 41-2, pp. 81–93. Chicago: The Chicago Linguistic Society.

2008            Pérez Báez, G. and J. Bohnemeyer. Object to path in Mesoamerica: semantic composition of locative and motion descriptions in Yucatec Maya and Juchitán Zapotec. In R. M. Ortiz Ciscomani (Ed.) Memorias del IX Encuentro Internacional de Lingüística en el Noroeste, Vol. 2 pp. 269–284. Hermosillo, Sonora: Editorial UniSon.

2006            Valoración sociolingüística de la vitalidad del zapoteco de San Lucas Quiaviní. In M. del C. Morúa (Ed.) Memorias del VIII Encuentro Internacional de Lingüística en el Noroeste, Vol. 3, pp. 239–255. Hermosillo, Sonora: Editorial UniSon.