Brazilian languages @ UofT

While most of my research focus on indigenous languages spoken in Xingu (Kawaiwete, Yudja) I am currently in the process of building a research group with professor Isabella Coutinho Costa (State University of Roraima), specialist on Cariban languages, for documenting semantic aspects of languages spoken in Roraima, with a focus on Macuxi, Taurepang and Ye’kwana.

Past and future initiatives

Researh Excursion Program (Summer 2019, Roraima):

Note: a new group of students will travel to Roraima for a REP course in the Summer 2021. If you are a Arts & Science undergraduate student at UofT, check this page for more information during the Winter 2021.

Publications and presentations

Future presentations:

Antono, Gregory. Expressing a multiplicity of events in Macuxi. Canadian Linguistics Association 2020 Annual Meeting.

Antono, Gregory. Reduplication and the pîtî morpheme in Macuxi. Semantics of Under-Represented Languages in the Americas 11.

Past presentations:

Costa, Isabella Coutinho, Diene Franco, Josemar Paulino, Guilherme Teruya, Octavia-Andrade Dixon, Suzi Lima. Quotatives in Ye’kwana and Taurepang. Workshop “Speech and Attitude Reports in Brazilian Languages’. Museu Paraense Emílio Goeldi, Belém, Brazil. December 9-11, 2019.

Elango, Vidhya, Isabella Coutinho, Suzi Lima. Language vitality in Serra da Lua (Roraima, Brazil): Preliminary findings. 1st Toronto-Ottawa-Montreal Indigenous Languages of Latin America (TOMILLA). University of Toronto, November 24th, 2017.

Elango, Vidhya, Isabella Coutinho, Suzi Lima. Language vitality in Macuxi and Wapichana in Serra da Lua, Roraima, Brazil. 5th Symposium for American Indian Languages (SAIL). University of Ottawa, April 13th-14th, 2018. (Poster)

Elango, Vidhya, Isabella Coutinho, Suzi Lima. Linguistic Capital in Serra da Lua. Symposium on Ideologies, Language Attitudes in Contact Settings. Stockholm University. May 16-17, 2019.


Elango, Vidhya, Isabella Coutinho and Suzi Lima. A language vitality survey of Macuxi, English and Wapichana in Serra Da Lua, Roraima. Language Documentation and Conservation.