Amazonian Linguistics Summer School


The Linguistic Summer School lasts four weeks: 180 hours of academic classes—systematizing information—and practical work.

Week 1

Introduction to the Peruvian linguistic diversity: Students will receive an introduction to the Peruvian linguistic diversity. It will comprise three modules:

Module 1: Introduction to Andean languages, Linguistic history of the Andes.
Module 2: Introduction to Amazon languages. Structural diversity of the Peruvian Amazonian languages
Module 3: Introduction to Peruvian Spanish. Policies and education in indigenous languages in Peru: problems and perspectives.

Week 2

Introduction to fieldwork: Students will receive an introduction to fieldwork and linguistic documentation in the Amazon. It will comprise three modules:

Module 1: Fieldwork: practical and ethical aspects.
Module 2: Data collection: transcription and recording methods.
Module 3: Data analysis (phonetics-phonology, morphology, syntax), Data processing: linguistic documentation (software: ELAN, Toolbox, Lexique Pro, Praat.)

Week 3

Students will travel to the city of Pucallpa in the Peruvian amazon to start the data collection with the community of Yamino, and the data processing where they will apply everything they learned in the first weeks.

Complementary Activities

During their stay in the field, students can take walks through the primary forest surrounding Yamino, where they will find birds and animals in their natural state. Students will have the opportunity to take a boat trip to go through areas of great beauty, where the Amazon River habitat can be seen in all its richness and diversity.

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Lima – Ucayali

Time period:

3 weeks.

Session Dates:

July 9 – July 26, 2018.


Number of hours:

180 hours.


6 credits

Language of Instruction:



Roberto Zariquiey