Consultants

We are grateful to the many language consultants and teachers who have worked with us over the years without whose knowledge and hard work the project would never have come to be.

Language teacher Don Profirío Sampayo uses a slingshot to scare the crows from his cornfield .

Porfirio Sampayo uses a slingshot to scare grackles from his cornfield.

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Guadalupe Santos (mother, on left) and Guadalupe Ortega (daughter, on right with granddaughter Guadalupe sitting on her lap).

After spending the entire morning working in his field, language teacher Longino Barragán spent the rest of his day working on the Upper Necaxa project with great enthusiasm.

After spending the morning working in his field, Longino Barragán spends the rest of his day working on the Upper Necaxa project.

Once a police officer, Hugo Fuentes  furthered our elicitation tasks to include other objects, like the parts of planes, helicopters, and guns.

Hugo Fuentes.

First time consultant Julio Muñoz Fuentes eagerly worked with student researchers in various elicitation tasks.

Julio Muñoz Fuentes.

Language teacher  Catalina Fuentes works paciently with student researcher Michelle García-Vega in transcribing a story her mother contributed.

The late Catalina Fuentes works with Michelle García-Vega transcribing a story her mother told.

Juan Barragán, a heritage language speaker of Totonac, poses with his dog after helping translate Totonac sentences into Spanish.

Juan Barragán Álvarez, a heritage language speaker, poses with his dog after helping translate Totonac sentences into Spanish.

Research on language vitality in Ozelonacaxtla was greatly facilitated by the help of Gabriela Román Lobato and her family. Carolina Lobato worked as a field assistant to locate participants for interviews, served as local guide and helped establish contact with La Universidad Intercultural del Estado de Puebla in Huehuetla.

Carolina Lobato

Carolina Lobato

Gabriela Román Lobato

Gabriela Román Lobato

Other members of the Román Lobato family on their roof in Ozelonacaxtla.

Other members of the Román Lobato family on their roof in Ozelonacaxtla. 

We are also grateful to Marcelino Mendoza Ortega, Rosendo Melo Márquez, Noemi Sampayo Mendoza, Álvaro Barragán Álvarez, Braulio Cevedeo Cristobal, Juan Ramirez Cortez, Doña Rosita Velásquez, José Gaspar Aguilar Martínez, Guadalupe Mendoza Muñoz, and Lucrecia Muñoz Santiago, as well as to the late Luisa Cabrera Vite, the late Luciano Cabrera Trinidad, the late Luciano Romero Aguilar, and the late Manuel Romero Morales, for giving us their time and friendship over the years.