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Karolina Grzech

Postdoc

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Works at Department of Linguistics
Email karolina.grzech@ling.su.se
Visiting address Universitetsvägen 10 C, plan 2-3
Room C 262
Postal address Institutionen för lingvistik 106 91 Stockholm

About me

I am a descriptive and documentary linguist specialising in the languages of South America, and with particular interest in the linguistic and cultural area of Andean foothils:  the limit between the Andes and the Amazon. I have spent time doing fieldwork in Ecuador, working with speakers of the Amazonian Kichwa  in the province of Napo. 

My main theoretical interest is evidentiality and epistemicity, and in how those categories are expressed in everyday, spoken discourse.

I am also interested in the issues related minority and endangered languages, including language planning and policy, sociolinguistic issues surrounding language loss and language shift, and language support and revitalisation initiatives. 

I am a founding co-director of Language Landscape, an organisation dedicated to raising awareness of linguistic diversity. 

Research

My current research project focuses on the development of intersubjective marking in the Quechuan language family, and aims to situate it in a cross-linguistic perspective, thus contributing to the typological work on intersubjectivity as a semantic category.

The project’s point of departure is the analysis of the intersubjective semantics of epistemic markers attested in Amazonian Kichwa: a group of mutually intelligible, under-described Quechuan varieties spoken in the Ecuadorian Amazon.

Publications

A selection from Stockholm University publication database Show all publications by Karolina Grzech at Stockholm University

Last updated: June 17, 2019

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