Jule Gómez de García

Professor
Linguistics
PhD, Linguistics
University of Colorado, Boulder, 1994
Email: jmgarcia@csusm.edu

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Teaching: introductory linguistics, morphology, field methods in linguistics

Research Interests:  Dr. Jule Gómez de García specializes in the documentation and revitalization of endangered languages and has worked on language revitalization efforts with several communities, including the Oklahoma Kickapoo, the Jicarilla Apache, the Q'anjob'al Maya community in San Diego, and the Ixhil Maya community in Nebaj, El Quiché, Guatemala. She collaborated with other linguists and a team of Jicarilla Apache speakers on a dictionary of their language and has presented a number of articles on Ixhil sociolinguistics and grammatical structures, and on the emergent literacy of the Ixhil women with whom she works. She is currently working with a team of Ixhil Maya consultants and other linguists and anthropologists on the production of a National Science Foundation-supported grammar and dictionary of the Nebaj dialect of Ixhil. Her work involves development of community project leaders and instructors from within indigenous communities.

Selected Publications:

Gómez de García, Jule, Melissa Axelrod, and María Luz García. 2010. "Sociopragmatic influences on the development and use of the discourse marker vet in Ixhil Maya". In Berez, Andrea L., Daisy Rosenblum & Jean Mulder (eds.). Fieldwork and linguistic analysis in Indigenous languages of the Americas. Language Documentation & Conservation Special Publication No. 2. Honolulu: Language Documentation and Conservation.

Gómez de García, Jule, Melissa Axelrod, and Jordan Lachler. 2009. "English is the Dead Language: Native Perspectives on Bilingualism." In Margaret Field and Paul Kroskrity (eds.). Native American Language Ideologies: Language Beliefs, Practices, and Struggles in Indian Country. University of Arizona Press.

Abáachi Mizaa Ilkee' Siijai: Dictionary of Jicarilla Apache. 2007. Martinez, Matilda (Jicarilla Abáachi Nation), Maureen Olson (Jicarilla Abáachi Nation), Wilhelmina Phone (Jicarilla Abáachi Nation), Melissa Axelrod, Jule Gómez de García, and Jordan Lachler. University of New Mexico Press.

Brown, Katherine and Jule Gómez de García. 2006. "Linguistic Research Meets Cultural Historical Theory: Fieldnotes from Guatemala." Mind, Culture and Activity. Center for Sociocultural and Activity Theory Research: Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Publishers.

Gómez de García, Jule. 2006. "Language Skills Curriculum Design: Community Program Planning for Endangered Language Populations." Proceedings of the Stabilizing Indigenous Language Conference. One Voice, Many Voices: Recreating Indigenous Language Communities. 123-148.

Axelrod, Melissa and Jule Gómez de García. "Fieldnotes from the Edge." Proceedings of the Stabilizing Indigenous Language Conference. One Voice, Many Voices: Recreating Indigenous Language Communities. 431-453.

Axelrod, Melissa, Jule Gómez de García, and Jordan Lachler. 2003. The roles of literacy and collaboration in documenting Native American Languages:  A report from the Jicarilla Apache Dictionary Project. Sign Language Studies 3 (3): 67-101.

Gómez de García, Jule, Melissa Axelrod, and Jordan Lachler. 2002. "If you play with fire...": literary production in Jicarilla Apache. In R.M. Brown, ed.  Proceedings of the 2002 Foundation for Endangered Languages Conference.

Gómez de García, Jule, Melissa Axelrod, and Maureen Olson. 2000. The importance of women's literacy in language stabilization projects.  In Barbara Burnaby and Jon Reyhner, eds.  Proceedings of the 2000 Stabilizing Indigenous Languages Conference: Indigenous Languages Across the Community. Flagstaff: Center for Excellence in Education.

Lachler, J., M. Axelrod, J. Gómez de García, C. Maher, T. Ames-Clark, W. Phone, M. Martinez, and M. Olson. 2002. Telelexicography: writing a Jicarilla Apache dictionary over the web. Proceedings of the Athabaskan Languages Conference. Fairbanks, AK.