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Frank Trechsel

Professor

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RB 252   Phone: 765-285-8243  

Department of English
Robert Bell Building (RB), Room 297
Ball State University
Muncie, IN 47306

Areas of Specialization:
Theoretical syntax, formal semantics, phonetics, phonology, Native American languages (Totonac, Tepehua, K'iche, Tzotzil, Jakaltek, Southern Tiwa)

Representative Publications:
Books

MacKay, Carolyn J. and Frank R. Trechsel. Forthcoming. Tepehua de Pisaflores, Veracruz (The Tepehua Language of Pisaflores, Veracruz), Archivo de Lenguas Indígenas de México (Archive of the Indigenous Languages of Mexico), México D.F.: Centro de Estudios Linqüísticos y Literarios, El Colegio de México.

MacKay, Carolyn J. and Frank R. Trechsel. 2005. Totonaco de Misantla Veracruz (The Totonac Language of Misantla, Veracruz), Archivo de Lenguas Indígenas de México (Archive of the Indigenous Languages of Mexico), México D.F.: Centro de Estudios Linqüísticos y Literarios, El Colegio de México.

Articles
MacKay, Carolyn J. and Frank R. Trechsel. 2008. Symmetrical Objects in Misantla Totonac, International Journal of American Linguistics. Vol. 74:227-55.

MacKay, Carolyn J. and Frank R. Trechsel. 2008. Panorama preliminar de las lenguas simétricas totonaco-tepehua, Memorias del IX Encuentro de Lingüística del Noroeste, eds. Zarina Estrada Fernández and Ana Lidia Munía Duarte, Sonora: Editorial Unison, pp. 145-170.

MacKay, Carolyn J. and Frank R. Trechsel. 2006. Totonacan Languages, Encyclopedia of Language and Linguistics, 2nd Edition, Vol. 13, edited by Keith Brown, pp. 3-8. Oxford: Elsevier Limited.

MacKay, Carolyn J. and Frank R. Trechsel. 2003. Reciprocal /laa-/ in Totonacan, International Journal of American Linguistics, Vol. 69, No. 3, pp. 275-306.

"A CCG Approach to Tzotzil Pied-Piping", 2000, Natural Language and Linguistic Theory 18: 611-663.

"Binding and Coreference in Jakaltek." In Grammatical Relations: Theoretical Approaches to Empirical Issues, Ed. Clifford S. Burgess, Katarzyna Dziwirek, and Donna B. Gerdts. Stanford: Center for the Study of Language and Information, 1995. 449-71.

"Quiche Focus Constructions," Lingua 91: 33-78. 1993.

Bilingual Children's Books
Jon paataa'waná' qa'tíilh waalh jon pavoreál. (The Peacock and the Whip-poor-will). A bilingual (Totonac/Spanish) Children's Book. Muncie: Ball State Printing Services - 2009

¿Ninchún taa'wá'n, míistu? / ¿Dónde estás, gatito? (Where are you, Kitty?), A bilingual (Totonac/Spanish) children's book, by Antonio Rosas Torres and Alfonso Lagunes Cruz, Muncie: Ball State Printing Services - 2007

¿Chu ajín an mináti? / ¿Es una tortuga tu mamá? (Is your mother a turtle?), A bilingual (Tepehua/Spanish) children's book, by Agustín Santiago Cuervo et al., Muncie: Ball State Printing Services - 2006

An kuchú / La cotorra (The Parrot), A bilingual (Tepehua/Spanish) children's book, by Agustín Santiago Cuervo, Muncie: Ball State Printing Services -2006

¿Dáni da'úncha, mistú? / ¿Dónde estás, gatito? (Where are you, Kitty?), A bilingual (Tepehua/Spanish) children's book, by Agustín Santiago Cuervo et al., Muncie: Ball State Printing Services - 2005

Courses:
Graduate: Introduction to Linguistics, Phonology, Syntax, Topics in Phonological Theory, Grammatical Theory
Undergraduate: Linguistics, English Grammar

Course Schedule
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