Department of Spanish and Portuguese
PhD, University of Oregon, 2010
MA, University of Oregon, 2004
Licentiate in Linguistics, Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos, Peru, 2001
BiographyRosa Vallejos holds a joint position in the Department of Spanish & Portuguese and in the Department of Linguistics at UNM. She received her Ph.D. in Linguistics in 2010 from the University of Oregon and conducted postdoctoral research at the University of Lyon in France. Her research is centered in Amazonia, and integrates functional syntax, documentary fieldwork and Spanish in contact with Amazonian languages. For her dissertation she wrote A Grammar of Kokama-Kokamilla, which describes an endangered language spoken by approximately 1000 people in the Peruvian Amazon. She started to expand her studies to Secoya, another minimally documented language spoken by the Airo-Pãi people Peru and Ecuador. Her interest in Spanish in contact with Amazonian languages derives from her work with bilingual speakers in a number of language development projects since 1997.
- Functional syntax
- Documentary fieldwork
- Spanish in contact with Amazonian Languages