Center for Language and Brain members are back from the Amazon jungle
Mariya Khudyakova, Vardan Arutiunian and Andres Felipe Reyes Gomez from El Bsque University in Bogota have completed the expedition to Vaupes province in Colombia where speakers of Tuyuca language live.
During the trip a corpus of film-elicited narratives in Tuyuca and Spanish was collected. Tuyuca is kind of famous among linguists because it has five evidential categories, one of the largest evidential inventories in the world languages. The goal of the project is to study how the elaborate five-category evidential system of Tuyuca will map to Spanish in bilingual speakers.
Also eyetracking data were collected for the project “Pronoun resolution bias in different varieties of Spanish”.