Summer Nahuatl Brown Bag Series
The Center for Latin American Studies (CLAS) at the University of Utah holds an annual
Brown Bag Lecture series as part of its Summer Nahuatl Language and Culture Intensive Program. In an effort to create a network of indigenous studies scholars, CLAS organizes weekly
Brown Bag Talks with a variety of speakers ranging from the program’s Nahuatl program
instructors, U of U faculty, external academics, as well as participating students.
Date: July 20
Dr. Jeff Pynes has a BA in Linguistics from UC Berkeley and a PhD in Linguistics from
the University of Utah. He has conducted a variety of research projects including
field work with several North and Central American indigenous languages, most notably
Nahuatl and Shoshone. Jeff specializes in Nahuatl linguistics and has conducted research
specifically on Nahuatl and its relation to the encoding of spatial relations in the
verb, color categorization, morphosyntactic parallelism, historical reconstruction
through the oral tradition, and the linguistic structuring of some genres. He currently
is working in translation.
Please note: This event will be recording and posted on our YouTube channel.