Language Endangerment And Language Vitality In The Brazilian Amazon: The Experience Of The Tuparí And Other Native Peoples Of The Rio Branco Indigenous Territory


Wednesday, October 13, 2021, 6:00pm to 7:30pm

This event is virtual, to register click here.

Speaker: Adam Roth Singerman, Harvard University

Adam Singerman received his PhD in Linguistics from the University of Chicago in 2018. His dissertation and subsequent research have focused on the grammar of Tuparí, an Indigenous language spoken by between 350 and 400 people in the Brazilian state of Rondônia. He is presently a Lecturer in the Department of Linguistics at Harvard. Once it is possible to resume on-site fieldwork in Rondônia, he intends to research the history of multilingual contact between the Tuparí and the neighboring peoples of southern Rondônia.

Presented in collaboration with Native Cultures of the Americas, Mahindra Humanities Center at Harvard