The goal of the presentations was (i) to show the local student community the different things that we were working on while in Guatemala and (ii) to get feedback on our work. It was a really great lesson in presenting in our non-native language (Spanish), and also gave us experience in presenting our work to non-linguists.
Irine Burukina presented first and discussed the idea of Universal Grammar in regards to Mayan languages and their similarities to, and differences from, other world languages. Her research talked about the similarities between reflexives in Kaqchikel, English, Hungarian, and Spanish, and the differences in quantifiers among the same four languages.
|Irine at UVG|
|Justin discusses definiteness (apologies for the bad quality of these photos, but we had to turn the lights out to see the projector!)|
|Rodrigo teaches us about Tz'utujil|
|Alicia talking about defining heritage speakers|
|Emily presenting about number systems|
|Me and my workshop class|