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Jalon Begay

  • Visitor, 2017-2018
  • PhD Candidate, University of New Mexico

Office Hours: By appointment


Research Overview

Jalon 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.

Research Interests

  • Navajo language