Pilar Chamorro's research focuses on the semantic and pragmatic contribution of temporal, aspectual, and modal expressions across languages. She is also interested in the semantics of plurals, the mass/count distinction, and quantification. She has done fieldwork on Spanish, Galician and Portuguese (Romance) since 2007, and on Malayalam (Dravidian) since 2013. Since 2015, she has been doing fieldwork on Tenetehára (Tupi-Guarani) in Brazil. She is also involved in the documentation and preservation of endangered languages of Brazil as a member of the Laboratório de Línguas Indígenas (LALI) at the Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais.
Linguistic Fieldwork: Galician, Portuguese, Spanish, Malayalam, Tenetehára
Crosslinguistic study of the semantics and pragmatics of tense, aspect, modality, evidentiality, quantification, count/mass distinction and number
Chamorro, Pilar and Fábio B. Duarte. 2020. On the Semantic Properties of Mass and Count Nouns in Tenetehára. Journal of Linguistic Variation, 20(2). 366 – 381. https://doi.org/10.1075/lv.00027.cha
Chamorro, Pilar. 2020. Past temporal reference and remoteness distinctions in Guajajára. International Journal of American Linguistics 86(3). 331 – 365. https://www.journals.uchicago.edu/doi/10.1086/708831
Fernández, Pilar C. and Lindsey Antonini. 2017. Quantification in Malayalam. In Handbook of Quantifiers in Natural Languages. Eds. Edward Keenan and Denis Paperno. Switzerland: Springer, vol. II, 453 – 515. https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-3-319-44330-0_9
Amengual, Mark and Pilar Chamorro. 2015. The effects of language dominance in the perception and production of the Galician mid vowel contrasts. Phonetica 72(4). 207 – 236. https://doi.org/10.1159/000439406