Documentation and Analysis of Tuparí

Adam Singerman

This research project is focused on comprehensive documentation and analysis of Tuparí, a little-studied Tupían language spoken in the Brazilian Amazon. In addition to providing the most complete grammatical description yet produced for Tuparí, this research will culminate in an analysis of the language’s system of grammatical relations and its usage of resumptive pronouns. The documentary corpus consists of data gathered through on-site research in the Brazilian state of Rondônia. This fieldwork has been financially supported by the Center for Latin American Studies at the University of Chicago, the Jacobs Research Funds at the Whatcom Museum, and the Endangered Language Fund, and future fieldwork will be made possible by the support of the Documenting Endangered Languages Program of the National Science Foundation.