On 19 April, 2022 at 4:00 pm Moscow time (UTC+3) the 17th session of Analytics and Discussion Club on Language Policy will be held online.
Language Endangerment and Documentation in Brazil
Speaker: Denny Moore, Museu Paraense Emílio Goeldi – a research institute of the Brazilian Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation
This talk will be very general and presuppose no knowledge of native Brazil. To provide a background for understanding the situation of the indigenous languages of Brazil, a short history of the indigenous peoples, their contact with Europeans and the effects of this contact will be given. A sketch of the history of the study of the native languages in Brazil will be presented. Then the current situation of the indigenous languages and peoples will be discussed. The progress and prospects of language documentation in Brazil will be described, to give some idea of what is happening in this field. Lastly, the needs of the indigenous communities will be explained.
Moderator: Andrej Kibrik, Director of the Institute of Linguistics of the Russian Academy of Sciences
Timing: 1 hour + 2 hours discussion
Languages: English and Russian
- Moore, Denny, and Ana Vilacy Galucio. 2016. Perspectives for the documentation of indigenous languages in Brazil. In Language Documentation and Revitalization in Latin American Contexts, ed. by Gabriela Perez-Baez, Jorge E. Roses-Labrada e Christopher Rogers. Berlin: De Gruyter Mouton. Series Trends in Linguistics, Studies and Monographs 295.
- Drude, Sebastian, Joshua Birchall, Ana Vilacy Galucio, Denny Moore and Hein van der Voort. To appear in 2022. Endangered Languages in Brazil in 2021. London: Routledge.
- Fieldwork among the Hawk people of the Brazilian Amazon. Chapter of the book Life as Fieldwork: a collection of articles for the 50th anniversary of Alexsandr E. Kibrik and Sandro V. Kodzasov’s school of field linguistics, ed. by B. A. Plungian e Olga V. Fedorova. Moscow: Buki Vedi, 2017, pp. 968-1003.
- Meyer, Julien, and Denny Moore. A Flute, Musical Bows and Bamboo Clarinets that “Speak” in the Amazon Rainforest; Speech and Music in the Gavião Language of Rondônia. Frontiers in Psychology vol. 12, 2021.
Please contact Erzhen Khilkhanova for the Zoom link.