Constanza Aceves Rodríguez

Ph.D. Student, Linguistics and Computer Science

@ University of Rochester

About me

Originally from Guadalajara, Mexico, I came over to the United States in 2015 to pursue a dual-degree in linguistics and computer science at the University of Rochester.

I'm currently a second year PhD student in the Linguistics and Computer Science departments at the University of Rochester. I'm interested in navigating the intersection of computational, descriptive, and documentary linguistics with hopes of broadening the technological landscape that supports descriptive work. I am particularly interested in underdescribed Mesoamerican languages.

My main project at the moment is the development of a mobile app and web portal which aims to facilitate community-based, collaborative language description under Prof. Scott Grimm.

Additionally, I am working under Prof. Aaron White on a cross-linguistic analysis of English and Spanish clause-embedding verbs while building a dataset that assigns an acceptability score for each verb and its syntactic frame.

In my free time I enjoy baking, videogames, and biking.