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event • Fellows' Presentation

Understanding Language Survival: Theory, Methods, and Action

  • Wednesday, January 25, 2023
    12 PM ET
  • Online on Zoom
Roberto Zariquiey Photo by Lou Jones

A presentation from 2022–2023 Hilles Bush Fellow Roberto Zariquiey

Zariquiey is a linguist specializing in Amazonian linguistic diversity, especially indigenous Peruvian languages. His fellowship project focuses on the grammar of Iskonawa, an Amazonian language with only five elderly speakers, assessing from a broad theoretical and methodological perspective the challenges that obsolescence poses for grammatical description and language documentation—and critically investigating the belief that obsolescing languages lose complexity, exhibit defective grammars, and do not deserve scientific attention.

We plan to post the recording on our website in February.  

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