Paul Platero is a Navajo linguist. He was a student of the late MIT linguistics professor Ken Hale. Platero earned his Ph.D. in linguistics from MIT, with a dissertation on the relative clause in Navajo.
Platero has taught the Navajo language at institutions including Swarthmore College and the Navajo Language Academy, and has also participated in language revitalization efforts to promote the use of Navajo among Navajo youth.
- 2000 The Athabaskan Languages 
- Hale, Kenneth L.; Hinton, Leanne (2001). The green book of language revitalization in practice. Boston: Academic Press. p. 85. ISBN 0-12-349353-6.
- Platero, Paul R.; Fernald, Theodore B. (2000). The Athabaskan languages: perspectives on a Native American language family. Oxford [Oxfordshire]: Oxford University Press. ISBN 0-19-511947-9.
- "Swarthmore Publications/Collection Page". Retrieved 2009-05-28.
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