Paul Platero

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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.[1]

He has published articles about the syntax and grammar of Navajo, and co-edited an overview of the Athabaskan languages.[2]

Platero has taught the Navajo language at institutions including Swarthmore College and the Navajo Language Academy,[3] and has also participated in language revitalization efforts to promote the use of Navajo among Navajo youth.[4]

Selected works[edit]

  • 2000 The Athabaskan Languages [2]


  1. ^ Hale, Kenneth L.; Hinton, Leanne (2001). The green book of language revitalization in practice. Boston: Academic Press. p. 85. ISBN 0-12-349353-6. 
  2. ^ a b 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. 
  3. ^ "The Navajo Language Academy, Inc.". Retrieved 2009-05-31. 
  4. ^ "Swarthmore Publications/Collection Page". Retrieved 2009-05-28.