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Pilar Chamorro Fernández

Pilar Chamorro
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Associate Professor

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.

Research Interests:

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

Selected Publications:

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.

Chamorro, Pilar. 2020. Past temporal reference and remoteness distinctions in Guajajára. International Journal of American Linguistics 86(3). 331 – 365.

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.

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.

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