Program on Indigenous Languages of Brazil

marcus antonio rezen maia at ACD.UFRJ.BR
Wed Apr 30 18:59:29 UTC 1997

        Specialization in Brazilian Indigenous Languages

This specialization program intends to prepare linguists to do research on
indigenous languages from Brazil providing intensive training on  methodologies
for description and analysis of data as well as on the evaluation and reanalysis
of published and unpublished materials on brazilian indigenous languages.

The program will be developed in the National Museum of the Federal University
of Rio de Janeiro between August/97 and June/98. Four courses will be taught:

1. Phonetic and Phonological systems of Brazilian Indigenous Languages;
2. Morphosyntactic Features of Brazilian Indigenous Languages;
3. Phonological Analysis of Brazilian Indigenous Languages;
4. Morphological and Syntactic Analysis of Brazilian Indigenous Languages;

Instructors will be the following faculty members of the Linguistic Division of
the Department of Anthropology of the National Museum:

Bruna Franchetto, Doctor in Social Anthropology (Federal University of Rio
de Janeiro);

Charlotte Emmerich, Doctor in Linguistics (Federal University of Rio de

Marilia Faco Soares, Doctor in Sciences (State University of Campinas-

Yonne de Freitas Leite, Doctor in Linguistics (University of Texas, Austin);

Marcia Maria Damaso Vieira, Doctor in Sciences (State University of Campinas-

Marcus Maia, Doctor in Linguistics (University of Southern California).

In addition to the regular courses a series of lectures will be conducted by the
faculty of the National Museum and by visiting scholars focusing on the
following topics:

- The history of the studies on Brazilian Indigenous Languages;
- Field work techniques;
- The comparative method and the classification techniques;
- Ethnological and Cognitive aspects of Brazilian Indigenous Languages;
- Ethnographic and sociolinguistic aspects of Brazilian Indigenous Languages.

Applications will be accepted from April 1st through June 30th and must include
the following documents:

1.copy of undergraduate degree;
2.curriculum vitae;
3.2 letters of recommendation;
4.registration fee;
5.two photos.

Selection of 20 candidates will be based on CV analysis and personal interview.

For further information, please contact:

maia at

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