Linguistics Ph.D. Student
Carol-Rose Little is a Ph.D. student in the linguistics department at Cornell. She graduated from McGill University with a joint Honors BA in Linguistics and Russian Studies. She has conducted fieldwork on Mi'gmaq, an Algonquian language in eastern Canada, since 2011 and Ch'ol, a Mayan language in Chiapas, Mexico since 2015. Her research interests include syntax, semantics, morphology, animacy and event conceptualization as well as preservation and documentation of understudied languages.
Currently Ms. Little is working on a collaborative project called the Mi'gmaq Research Partnership, between linguists and Listuguj Mi'gmaq community members to analyze and develop pedagogical material for the language. To learn more visit Mi'gmaq Research Partnership's homepage.
Additionally she co-organized two Mi'gmaq Language Summer Workshops for Mi'gmaq community members in Listuguj. These workshops increased motivation and support for Mi'gmaq language learners and speakers though intergeneration dialog, resource informational sessions, and interactive learning booths.