Christian Puma-Ninacuri (UMASS), and Claudia Matachana (UMASS) and Daniela Narváez (UMASS), are the 2021 Helmut Esau Award recipients. Christian’s paper is titled “The Kichwa morpheme -ka in Ecuadorian Andean Spanish: An outcome of language contact”, and Claudia and Daniela’s paper is “Spanish Words you’ve been Saying Wrong: Language Ideologies and Standardization in Spanish in the… Continue reading 2021 Helmut Esau Prize: Congratulations Christian, and Claudia and Daniela!
Daniela Narvaez (UMASS), is the 2020 Helmut Esau Award recipient for her paper “Church role in the (re)negotiation of identities in diasporic communities: the case of Kichwa-Cañari Ecuadorians in the US”. This award is named in honor of Helmut Esau, who was active in the early days of LASSO. Professor Esau died in an automobile… Continue reading 2020 Helmut Esau Prize: Congratulations Daniela!
The deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, among the many Black Americans who have been lost to police brutality, are a painful reminder of the institutionalized AntiBlack racism, abuse and marginalization that continues to plague the United States. We stand in solidarity in demanding an end to systematic racism. It is vital that… Continue reading LASSO Statement on AntiBlack Racism and Police Brutality