tessa scott

she/her ~ ella ~ txin

tessa (underscore) scott (at) berkeley (dot) edu


I am a PhD candidate in the Department of Linguistics at UC Berkeley, with a Designated Emphasis in Indigenous Language Revitalization.

My work focuses on Mam (Mayan) language revitalization and maintenance through teaching courses on language and culture in a US diaspora community. With Henry Sales and Silvia Carillo Godinez, we teach Mam courses sponsored by Laney College and CLAS Berkeley, visit our website for more information.

Other theoretical interests of mine are in generative syntax and morphology. Part of my dissertation research aims to understand the nature of person features, pronominal syntax and pronominal spell out in Mam.