Valenzuela, Pilar

Pilar Valenzuela
Chapman University

Povos/línguas: Pano, Kawapana

Áreas: functional-typological morphosyntax, documentary linguistics, language contact and change

Pilar Valenzuela Bismarck received a B.A. in Hispanic Linguistics & Literature and a Diploma in Anthropology from the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú. Also, she obtained a Master’s and a Ph.D. in Linguistics from the University of Oregon and held a three-year doctoral fellowship at the MPI-Leipzig. Her doctoral dissertation, "Transitivity in Shipibo-Konibo Grammar", received the “Mary R. Haas Book Award” granted by the Society for the Study of the Indigenous Languages of the Americas.

Prof. Valenzuela has also worked as researcher, instructor and consultant in language development and intercultural bilingual education among the indigenous peoples of Peru and Bolivia, both in the Andes and the Amazon.

Currently, Prof. Valenzuela works at Chapman University in Southern California, where she has been awarded the prestigious Wang-Fradkin Professorship in Scholarly Excellence for 2006-2008.

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