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Dr. Rosa Vallejos Yopán Receives the Documenting Endangered Languages Fellowship

May 4, 2018

Associate Professor Dr. Rosa Vallejos Yopán, has received the prestigious Documenting Endangered Languages (DEL) Fellowship.  DEL partnerships with National Science Foundation and National Endowment for the Humanities to develop and advance knowledge concerning endangered human languages.  This award support fieldwork and other activities relevant to recording, documenting, and archiving the endangered languages, including the preparation of lexicons, grammars, text samples, and databases.  With the Fellowship, Dr. Vallejos will be working on her project “Noun Categorization and Complex Predication in Secoya, an Amazonian Language,” which entails fieldwork and research to document and analyze Secoya, an endangered language of Amazonian Peru. 

This is a great honor, as Dr. Vallejos is the only recipient in the State of New Mexico, and was recognized by a personal telephone call from the office of Michelle Lujan Grisham, The U.S. Representative for New Mexico’s 1st Congressional district. 

Congratulations Dr. Vallejos!