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Z-pack pill, foil and box

On Monday, Hugh returned from Hawaii. His ears and throat hurt. On Tuesday, Hugh went to the urgent care clinic and saw a doctor. He filled out some forms and waited to be called in to see the doctor. The doctor asked what his symptoms were, and he told her. She wanted to do a [...]

Growing Coffee Beans in Mexico

Language documentation is a process where a variety of speech genres are recorded, transcribed, annotated, and archived. These segments of speech can then be used for a variety of purposes. They often include traditional stories and conversations in languages which are under-described, this includes rarely spoken (endangered languages) or where in the coming generation will [...]

Map of Me'phaa language area

Through the fall and winter of 2010-2011 we participated in a language documentation project in Guerrero, México. The project was headed up by Steve Marlett and included Kevin Cline. Hugh did a variety of things including the collection of audio and video texts and data management for the team. One of the outstanding research questions [...]

I was ecstatic to be reminded that Tlapa is the home of the famous amm̥a ɣumm̥a m̥mo m̥mo ‘two yellow tortillas’. Seriously! If you visit I’ll make you a fresh two yellow tortilla quesadilla – delicious! (Note: I would have to buy the tortillas. I haven’t figured out how to make them myself yet.)  

Recording the conversation

The “Doing” While in Mexico, Hugh has been doing a lot of audio and video recording of wordlists, stories, and cultural events. One of the big questions is “are these varieties which we are recording separate languages or are they lectical variants of the same language?” Locals and the Mexican government divide them into 9 [...]

This summer, one of the professors at SIL-UND asked Hugh if he wanted to help him with an up-coming project in Mexico. At first this just sounded like a nice way for Hugh to get some field experience. But further discussion has led this opportunity into reality and to become a strategic part of Hugh’s [...]