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The Maryland Language Science Center's Guatemala Field Station is proud to sponsor FAMLi 5 (the 5th conference on Form and Analysis in Mayan Linguistics), which will take place Aug. 10-11, 2018 in Antigua, Guatemala at Cooperación Española.

The first group of language scientists from UMD has arrived in Guatemala for a month of Mayan language study and research.  Throughout June, they will be taking intensive classes in Kaqchikel, staying with Kaqchikel-speaking host families, working on language research projects and observing the work of healthcare non-profit Wuqu’ Kawoq / Maya Health Alliance.

Applications for the Summer 2019 Field School are now open.


Deadline March 11th 2019.

Applications are open for the Mayan Language School Online. Apply by February 28, 2021!

While actual fieldwork is on hold, veterans of the Field Station continue to work remotely:

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