PhD, University of California at Berkeley
P'urhepecha (Mesoamerican language)
Office Phone:(561) 297-1090
Among her recent publications are: “Polite Diminutives in Spanish: A Matter of Size?” (John Benjamins, 2005); "Derivational Resources in P'urhepecha: Morphological Complexity and Verb Formation" (Acta Linguistica Hungarica, 2007); and “Spatial Language in Tarascan: Body Parts, Shape, and the Grammar of Location” (Berkeley: Berkeley Linguistics Society, 2012).
In Spring 2006, Dr. Mendoza was a visiting Associate Professor at the University of California at Berkeley, where she taught Hispanic Linguistics. In 2008, she won the award for Excellence and Innovation in Undergraduate Advising.
Currently, she is working on a compilation of a bilingual dictionary P'urhepecha-Spanish.