Gabriela Pérez Báez, Department of Linguistics

Gabriela Pérez Báez
Academic Areas:
Indigenous Languages, Language Revitalization

Gabriela Pérez Báez is an academic expert in indigenous languages and language revitalization. At the University of Oregon, she is an associate professor of linguistics. She is the director of the Language Revitalization Lab and co-director of the National Breath of Life Archival Institute for Indigenous Languages. Gabriela served as curator of Linguistics at the National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution and in its Recovering Voices initiative. Her research centers on revitalization practices around the world. In her native Mexico, Gabriela works with Zapotec communities and has published on migration and language vitality, verbal inflection and derivation, semantic typology, and language and cognition. Gabriela is the compiler of two dictionaries of Isthmus Zapotec within a participatory and interdisciplinary model. She holds a doctorate in linguistics from the University at Buffalo.

Contact: | 541-346-3909

Recent Media:
More Than 40% of Languages Are at Risk of Fading Away Completely (Discover Magazine, Feb. 10, 2021)
Native American, Hawaiian languages celebrated in summer schools (Honolulu Star Advertiser, April 14, 2019)
With indigenous languages in steep decline, summer camps offer hope (The New York Times, April 7 , 2019)
Linguists and Native Americans Team Up on Indigenous Languages (Oregon Quarterly, spring 2019)
Indigenous languages (Oregon Public Broadcasting, Jan. 15, 2019)
Linguistics prof gets NEH grant to protect indigenous languages (Around the O, Dec. 12, 2018)