The Amazonian Languages


This course is an introduction to the study of the languages of the Amazon. More particularly, it introduces students to the linguistic and cultural diversity found in the Amazonian larger area and provides a case-by-case approach focusing on several languages (and people) from Peru. The course encourages students to discover, discuss and analyze linguistic patterns that occur in different Amazonian languages. When possible, it also draws relations between linguistic expressions and cultural patterns found in this region.

Some classes will have the presence of native speakers of some indigenous languages of Peru who will share their perspective on documenting their languages and discuss the general context in which we do fieldwork. If possible, we will also invite some colleagues to share their research on different Amazonian languages.

General information:

  Time period: 16 classes of 3 hours each class

  Session dates: July 20th – August 26th, 2020 (Monday, Wednesday, Friday)

  Time: 14:00 – 17:00 (UTC-5)

  Credits: 3 credits

  Language of instruction: English

  Registration deadline: July 13th

•  Program fee: 495 USD

  Minimum required: 10 students

  Holiday (no classes): July 29th

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