Ignacio Montoya is an assistant professor of linguistics in the English Department at the University of Nevada, Reno.
Prior to his graduate work in linguistics, he taught in a wide variety of elementary and middle school classrooms and was motivated to pursue a Ph.D. in linguistics in part by his experiences as an educator. As a linguist, he approaches theoretical problems from functionalist perspectives in which findings in applied fields inform theory. In addition, he has interests in and experiences with endangered language revitalization and heritage language maintenance.
- Cognitive and usage-based approaches to grammar
- Language variation and change
- Indigenous languages of North America
- Romance and Semitic language families
- Montoya, Ignacio L. (2016). A comparison of roots as units of analysis in Modern Hebrew and Spanish: Exploring a remnant approach to defining roots. Proceedings of the 10th Mediterranean Morphology Meeting.
- Montoya, Ignacio L. (2014). Getting your gutturals out of the mind: An assessment of the role of phonology in the patterns of historical gutturals in Modern Hebrew, University of Pennsylvania Working Papers in Linguistics, 20(1), Article 25.
- Blanchette, Frances & Montoya, Ignacio (2014). Using elicited repetition to test copula knowledge in bilingual and monolingual two-year-olds, Proceedings Supplement of the Boston University Conference on Language Development, Volume 38.
- Ph.D., Linguistics, The Graduate Center, City University of New York, 2017
- M.A., Linguistics, The Graduate Center, City University of New York, 2013
- M.A., Educational Leadership, Teachers College, Columbia University, 2007
- B.A., Psychology, Harvard College, 1997