PhD Candidate, University of New Mexico
Office Hours: By appointment
Research OverviewJalon Begay's primary research area is descriptive work on the Navajo language, a Southern Dene or Apachean language spoken in the American Southwest. This work includes describing the lesser known areas of the grammar: focus particles, intensifiers, discontinuous adverbial constructions (i.e. frames), discourse markers, postpositions and derivational morphology. He is also interested in comparative Athabaskan (Dene) linguistics, Grammaticalization theory, Construction Grammar, and Usage-based approaches.