I’m interested in morphosyntax, with an empirical focus on the Mayan and Bantu language families. Specifically, my research has explored optional agreement, linearization, syntactic ergativity, information structure, and object dislocation.
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, and Santiago Atitlán 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)