A new research station for Amazonian native languages in Peru
On the 5th of October, a new research station for the science of language and interculturality Chana was inaugurated in San José de Yarinacocha – Pucallpa, Peru. It will be a space for investigation and cultural encounters with the goal of protecting and strengthening Amazonian native languages.
Inauguration of the research station for science of language and interculturality Chana.
Prof. Balthasar Bickel (UZH) speaking for the inauguration.
The project was possible thanks to the Vice-rectorate for research the Pontifical Catholic University of Peru (PUCP), the department for Humanities of the PUPC, the Max-Planck Institute and the University of Zurich.
The inaugural event was attended by Roberto Zariquiey, PUPC researcher for Chana ; the vice-rector for research, Aldo Panfichi ; Russell Gray, director of the Max-Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology ; Balthasar Bickel, director of the Departement of Comparative Language Sciences at the University of Zurich and director of the NCCR Evolving Language ; and the professor from the department of Humanities, Fidel Tubino. It was also attended by many researchers, representatives of the UNIA and Amazonian community leaders.