Upper Necaxa field project


This project is aimed at the documentation of Upper Necaxa Totonac, a Mexican indigenous language currently spoken by approximately 3,400 people in the Sierra Madre Oriental of Puebla State.

  • field visits beginning in 1998
  • SSHRC funding since 2001
  • students involved in fieldwork since 2003

The UNT project has been working on

  • practical and academic dictionaries
  • electronic lexical database with sound files and moprhological analyses
  • reference grammar and morphological model
  • analyzed texts, paper and audio archives
  • L1 acquisition
  • historical reconstruction
  • socio-linguistics of language loss

More information:

Upper Necaxa Totonac Project Website

PI: David Beck