Linguistics Department

May Helena Plumb

B.A., Haverford College

May Helena Plumb



Language Documentation, Zapotec Languages, Syntax/Semantics, Philology, Digital Scholarship


My current research investigates the expression of temporal-modal semantics in the Zapotec languages of Oaxaca, Mexico, with a particular focus on Tlacochahuaya Zapotec. My broader interests extend to digital humanities and the preservation of language data. I am committed to ethical, community-engaged research that extends beyond the academy.

In addition to linguistics, I enjoy dancing, baking, and needlecrafts (particularly embroidery and knitting). I also tweet a lot and read fantasy novels.

  • Department of Linguistics

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