Dock 2.0


Ranero, Rodrigo. 2021. Identity Conditions on Ellipsis. PhD Dissertation, University of Maryland, College Park. [link]

Work in progress

Estrada, Yolanda & Rodrigo Ranero. In preparation. “Empowering the practitioners of the verbal arts: Lessons from a collaboration with Kaqchikel Ajq’ija’ “. [LSA 2023 abstract]

Ranero, Rodrigo. In preparation. “Voice mismatches in Kaqchikel (Mayan) sluicing: Consequences for the Identity Condition on Ellipsis”. (see Chapter 2 of dissertation)

Ranero, Rodrigo. In preparation. “The eventive core is not special in ellipsis”. (see Chapter 3 of dissertation)

Papers (*peer-reviewed paper; all others peer-reviewed abstract)

*Ranero, Rodrigo & Paulina Lyskawa. Under review. “True progressive harmony exists”. Natural Language and Linguistic Theory.  [link]

Ranero, Rodrigo. To appear. “Voice mismatches in Kaqchikel (Mayan) sluicing”. In Proceedings of WSCLA 24. [link]

*Lyskawa, Paulina & Rodrigo Ranero.  2022. “Optional agreement as successful/failed AGREE: evidence from Santiago Tz’utujil (Mayan)”. Linguistic Variation. [link to draft]


*Lyskawa, Paulina & Rodrigo Ranero. 2021. “Sibilant Harmony in Santiago Tz’utujil (Mayan)”. In the Proceedings of the 2021 Linguistics Society of America (LSA) Annual Meeting


Fried, Marisa, Paulina Lyskawa & Rodrigo Ranero. 2021. “Agreement in K’iche’ Mayan: Reflections on Microvariation and Acquisition”. Proceedings of 44th Penn Linguistics Conference. [link]

*Mendes, Gesoel & Rodrigo Ranero.  2021. “Chain Reduction via Substitution: Evidence from Mayan”. Glossa : a journal of general linguistics 6(1): 10. 1–31.                                                  


*Levin, Theodore, Paulina Lyskawa & Rodrigo Ranero. 2020. “Optional agreement in Santiago Tz’utujil Mayan is syntactic”. Zeitschrift für Sprachwissenschaft  , Volume 39, Issue 3, Pages 329–355.


*Ranero, Rodrigo. 2019. “Deriving an Object Dislocation Asymmetry in Luganda”. In E. Clem, P. Jenks, and H. Sande eds., Theory and Description in African Linguistics: Selected Proceedings of the Annual Conference on African Linguistics. Berlin: Language Science Press.


*Landman, Meredith & Rodrigo Ranero. 2018. “Focus Marking in Kuria”. In J. Kandybowicz, T. Major, H. Torrence, and P. T. Duncan eds., African Linguistics on the Prairie: Selected papers from the 45th Annual Conference on African Linguistics, 393-412. Berlin: Language Science Press.


Douglas, Jamie, Rodrigo Ranero & Michelle Sheehan. 2017. “Two Types of Syntactic Ergativity in Mayan”. In M. Y. Erlewine ed., Proceedings of GLOW in Asia XI: Volume 2, 41-56. Cambridge, MA: MIT Working Papers in Linguistics. [link]

*Diercks, Michael, Rodrigo Ranero, and Mary Paster. 2015. “Evidence for a Clitic Analysis of Object Markers in Kuria”. In R. Kramer, E. Zsiga, and O. Boyer eds., Selected Proceedings of the 44th Annual Conference on African Linguistics, 52-70. Somerville, MA: Cascadilla Proceedings Project. [link]

Community oriented materials

Ranero, Rodrigo, COPXIG & Cooperativa El Recuerdo. To appear. “ ‘Alyamalh Xinka – Wirimalh Xinka—Módulo III:  Sintaxis Básica(“Let’s teach and speak Xinka—Module III: Basic Syntax”). 

Estrada, Yolanda, Rodrigo Ranero & Filiberto Patal Majzul. 2018. “Kaqchikel ritual language: Four ceremonies by the Waqxaqi’ B’atz’ collective”. Video/audio recordings and transcriptions (~10 hours; archived by the Firebird Foundation). 

Multiple authors. 2014. Talking Dictionaries of Guatemala.  Living Tongues & ALMG. [link]

Ranero, Rodrigo & Consejo del Pueblo Xinka de Guatemala (COPXIG). 2013. ‘Alyamalh Xinka – Wirimalh Xinka—Módulo II: Morfología. Ciudad de Guatemala: Editorial Cholsamaj. 124 pages.

Ranero, Rodrigo & Consejo del Pueblo Xinka de Guatemala (COPXIG). 2012. ‘Alyamalh Xinka – Wirimalh Xinka—Módulo I: Guía de Ortografía y Pronunciación. Ciudad de Guatemala: Editorial Cholsamaj. 52 pages.

Book Reviews

Ranero, Rodrigo. 2018. “Review of Eguren, Luis, Olga Fernández-Soriano, and Amaya Mendikoetxea eds. (2016) Rethinking Parameters”. Linguistic Variation. [link]

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