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Black-tailed prairie dog declines in northwestern Mexico: species-habitat relationships in a changing landscapeDownload
One of the three largest systems of black-tailed prairie dog (BTPD) colonies is located in northwestern Chihuahua, Mexico. During the last two decades, the area occupied by these colonies has been highly reduced and fragmented. Previous studies suggested that agriculture, poisoning, cattle...
Submitted on April 26, 2011 in fulfillment of the degree of BA Honours Spanish and Latin American Studies; Supervisor: Dr. Russell Cobb
This paper documents the existence of carabid assemblages associated with bromeliads on the Cofre de Perote, Veracruz, Mexico. Based on bromeliads sampled over three altitudinal ranges, the assemblages included at least 26 species with an arboreal lifestyle and another 11 species that are not...
Indigenous Women's Appropriation and Redeployment of Human Rights: A Comparative Study of the Native Women's Association of Canada and K'inal Antsetik (Mexico)Download
Recent studies have examined the roles and politics of human rights in relation to Indigenous peoples. An analysis of the negotiation of rights discourse by Indigenous women in a comparative framework is however lacking in critical scholarship. This study examines how Indigenous women in Canada...
Internal classification, linguistic ecology, and typological variation in Central Totonac, an endangered Mesoamerican language familyDownload
SSHRC IG awarded in 2018: The project will document languages belonging to the Central Totonac branch of the Totonacan language family, which are in danger of extinction. Languages contain irreplaceable records of a people's knowledge of their natural environment and their cultural, social, and...
In this paper we propose the term “linguistic suicide” to refer to situations where parents who are speakers of a minority language deliberately choose not to teach this language to their children and instead adopt a majority language in their home. In the case of speakers of Upper Necaxa...
Language attitudes and opportunities for speaking a minority language: what lies ahead for Ozelonacaxtla Totonac?Download
The present research describes the sociolinguistic situation in the minority indigenous community of San Juan Ozelonacaxtla in the state of Puebla, Mexico. Both Ozelonacaxtla Totonac and Spanish are spoken in the speech community. However, some bilingual parents use only Spanish in the home,...