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February 27, 2013

Christopher Doty, Ph.D.

Christopher Doty completed his Ph.D. Spring 2012.  His dissertation, “A Reassessment of the Genetic Classification of Milik Coos,” under the direction of his advisor, Scott DeLancey.  Starting Fall 2012 Dr. Doty is a lecturer at Northeastern University in the Linguistics Program.

Racquel Yamada, Ph.D.

Racquel Yamada completed her Ph.D. September 2010.  Her dissertation, “Speech Community-based Documentation, Description and Revialization: Kari’nja in Konomerume” was completed under the direction of her advisor, Spike Gildea.  Dr. Yamada received a National Science Foundation award for research on “Aretyry Kari-nja (Carib): Training Speech Community Members in Documentation, Description, and Materials Development”.   Starting Fall 2012 Dr. Yamada is an assistant professor at the University of Oklahoma in the Department of Anthropology.

Rosa Vallejos Yopan, Ph.D.

Rosa Vallejos Yopan completed her Ph.D. December 2010.  Her dissertation, “A Grammar of Kokama-Kokamilla” was completed under the direction of her advisor, Spike Gildea.  At the summer meeting of the Association for Linguistic Typoplogy in Hong Kong it was announced that her dissertation was singled out for Honorable Mention for the 2011 Panini Award, given for outstanding typological studies and reference grammars by young scholars.  During Fall 2012, her dissertation was selected to win the 2011 Mary Haas Award for the Society for the STudy of Indigenous Languages of the Americas.    Dr. Vallejos Yopan received a National Science Foundation award on the historical connections between Kokama-Kokamilla and Omagua.  Starting Fall 2012 Dr. Vallejos Yopan is an assistant professor at the University of New Mexico with a joint appointment in Linguistics and Spanish and Portuguese.