Team education

Gaby Vargas Melgarejo

Congratulations!

We are extremely proud of our associate, Gaby Vargas Melgarejo, who won a full scholarship for fulltime participation in the prestigious Native American Master’s Program in Linguistics (NAMA) at the University of Arizona in Tuscon. Gaby completed her Master’s degree in Sociolinguistics at the Universidad Mayor de San Simón in Cochabamba, Bolivia in 2019, and she completed her first semester remotely at U AZ in December, 2020.

Private donations to YachaySimi.org via the Endangered Language Alliance, NY, paired with a matching grant from the CBC foundation make it possible for us to assist Gaby and other students like her with incidental expenses and fees as they pursue higher education in linguistics and language education.


Where are posts from the field?

If you are a newcomer to this blog, or a former fan, you may have wondered what happened to all the posts from the field. Why are there big gaps? I began blogging in 2008 while participating in the Andean Worlds Seminar in Peru, and those posts are found at the very bottom, since posts […]

Welcome to the field

I’ve been putting off writing this next blog post… where to start? When entering a community to conduct field research there is a need to establish trust and common ground – two elements that are hard to maintain in a post for a broad audience. It’s tempting to present the community only in the light […]

Paying attention

The woman who wove this belt was obviously paying attention! First, I see a llama, then a condor attacking a rodent, a surprised fox, a rooster confronting another condor attacking another rodent, a spotted dog, a kid on a bike… then a series of galloping goats and sheep! A butterfly… a chinchilla (in Quechua wiskacha), […]

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