I’m interested in morphosyntax, with an empirical focus on the Mayan and Bantu language families. Specifically, my research has explored the identity condition on ellipsis, optional agreement, linearization, syntactic ergativity, and information structure.
I have also been involved in several language reclamation and documentation projects in California (Rumsen) and my home country, Guatemala (Xinka, Kaqchikel).
I carry out my fieldwork in Patzún, Sumpango, Tecpán (Kaqchikel), Santiago Atitlán (Tz’utujil), and El Novillero (K’iche’) through UMD’s Guatemala Field Station.
rranero [at] umd [dot] edu
1417 A Marie Mount Hall
College Park, MD 20742
(Lake Atitlán photograph by Gaby Andy Films & Photography)