Dr Robin O Quizar
CAMPUS BOX 032
Personal Biography Statement
A.B., Stanford University; M.A., University of Minnesota; M.A., University of Colorado; Ph.D., University of Colorado
Linguistics, Anthropology, Mayan Languages and Cultures, Czech Language and Culture
My Turn to Weep: Salvadoran Refugee Women in Costa Rica. Westport, Connecticut: Bergin & Garvey, 1998.
Linguistics editor and advisor for Diccionario del idioma Ch'orti'. Joint authors: Vitalino Pérez Martínez, Federico García, Felipe Martínez, and Jeremias López. Antigua, Guatemala: Proyecto Lingüístico Francisco Marroquín, 1996.
"Motion Verbs in Ch'orti'." Función (Universidad de Guadalajara, México) 15-16 (1994): 211-229.
"Split Ergativity and Word Order in Ch'orti'." International Journal of American Linguistics 60.2 (1994): 120-138.
Co-authored with Susan Knowles-Berry. "Ergatividad en los idiomas Ch'oles." Lecturas sobre la Lingüística Maya. Eds. Nora C. England and Stephen R. Elliott. South Woodstock, Vermont: Plumstock Mesoamerican Studies, 1990. 301-17.
Co-authored with Susan Knowles-Berry. "Ergativity in the Cholan Languages." International Journal of American Linguistics 54.1 (1988): 73-95.
Co-authored with Bruce H. and Andrea Dahlin. "Linguistic Divergence and the Collapse of PreClassic Civilization in Southern Mesoamerica." American Antiquity 52.2 (1987): 367-82.
Book review of Diccionario Chontal de Tabasco (Mayense) [Dictionary of Tabasco Chontal (Mayan)] compiled by Kathryn C. Keller and Plácido Luciano G. (Tucson: Summer Institute of Linguistics, 1997). International Journal of American Linguistics 66.1 (2000): 150-52.
Book review of The Quiché Mayas of Utatlán: The Evolution of a Highland Guatemala Kingdom by Robert M. Carmack. Southwestern Lore 49.2 (1983): 31.
For High Plains Society of Applied Anthropology: "Working with Czech Women" 2001, "Feminism and Czech Women" 2000, "Writing Applied Anthropology" 1998, "Professional Utilization of Indigenous Knowledge" 1995, "Empowering Voices: Salvadoran Refugee Women" 1994
For the World Congress of the Czechoslovak Society of Arts and Sciences: "Paternalism in Czech Society: A Westerner’s Perspective" Czech Republic 2002, "Czech Reaction to Western Feminism" Washington, D.C. 2000, "Social Upheaval: Giving Women a Voice" Slovakia 1998
At the American Anthropological Associations meetings: "Agentivity in Ch'orti'" 1996, "Serial Verbs in Ch'orti'" 1994, "Ergativity and Word Order in Ch'orti'" 1992, "Fieldwork Quandaries with Salvadoran Refugees" 1989, "Topic and Focus in Two Mayan Languages" 1988, "Comparative Cholan Complements" 1985, "Spatial Terminology in Language" 1984
For Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association: "The Stories of Three Salvadoran Refugee Widows" 1994
For Oregon Conference on Mayan Linguistics: "Motion Verbs in Ch'orti'"1993
Book manuscript under submission to publisher: Guatemalan Sisters: Family Under Siege, based on a true story.