My research focuses on the documentation and analysis of native Amazonian languages with an emphasis on morphosyntactic phenomena of typological and theoretical interest. I defended my dissertation, which describes and analyzes the Tuparí language of Rondônia, at the University of Chicago in June 2018. At present I’m on a year-long fellowship from the National Endowment for the Humanities.
My dissertation received the 2020 Mary R. Haas Book Award from the Society for the Study of the Indigenous Languages of the Americas (SSILA). You can read more about the Haas Award here. And you can download the dissertation itself on LingBuzz or the Biblioteca Digital Curt Nimuendajú.
For supporting my fieldwork in Rondônia, I gratefully acknowledge the following sources:
- The Center for Latin American Studies at the University of Chicago
- The Jacobs Research Funds at the Whatcom Museum
- The Endangered Language Fund
- The National Science Foundation’s Documenting Endangered Languages Program (award #1563228)
I also thank the Linguistics Division at the Museu Paraense Emílio Goeldi for serving as my institutional sponsor in Brazil.
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