Cognitive Diversity: Project Istmo
The data for this project were collected by Melanie McComsey (UCSD), Kensy Cooperrider (University of Chicago), and Tyler Marghetis (Indiana U, Bloomington) in Juchitán in June 2012 and January 2013. A set of five speech and gesture elicitation tasks were conducted with 16 Zapotec-dominant bilinguals in Juchitán Zapotec and with 16 balanced bilinguals in each of their two languages, Juchitán Zapotec and Spanish. Our paper "Spatial reasoning in bilingual Mexico: Delimiting the influence of language," was presented at CogSci 2014. "Gesture and spatial frames of reference in bilingual Mexico" was presented at CSDL 2014. "Sources of within-population variability in spatial communication and reasoning: Evidence from Juchitán, Mexico " was presented at the Linguistic Society of America Annual Meeting, 2016. Additional publications will be forthcoming in 2016 and beyond.