Linguistics and P’urhépecha


Why don’t linguists care much about “correct” grammar? What do they do in their free time? Why don’t they all speak a bunch of languages?

An unauthorized, secret image of our linguist guest at a young age.

This and more courtesy of Erik Zyman Carrasco, a Princeton senior majoring in linguistics. And starting at minute 13:32, hear about Erik’s research on P’urhépecha, a language isolate in southern Mexico.