Carolina Rodriguez Alzza -Whitten Research Fund 2022

Carolina Rodriguez AlzzaCarolina Rodriguez Alzza

Winner of the Norm and Sibby Whitten Research Fund 2022-2023


Iskonawa verbal arts: language and performance in a context of language revitalization

This project aims to examine the genres of Iskonawa verbal arts, performance, and linguistic features in the Peruvian Amazon. From a discourse-centered approach, I will record oral narratives and analyze the language in use in a multilingual context and during the process in which Iskonawa people seeks to strengthen and revitalize their language. This project will contribute to the development of Linguistic Anthropology in the Amazon by understanding the verbal arts of endangered languages and in contexts of language reclamation and revitalization.

About Carolina Rodriguez Alzza

Carolina Rodriguez Alzza is a doctoral researcher in Linguistic Anthropology from the University of Texas at Austin. She was granted 1,100 USD.

Final Report of the Grant

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Group photo after the first photographic exhibit.

Carolina Rodríguez Alzza

Group photo after the meeting in which they discussed how the photographs have an impact on their linguistic and cultural revitalization efforts they undertake as a people.

Carolina Rodríguez Alzza

Three Iskonawa women (Nelita, Teresa and Ruth) identifying the photographs while commenting on their content.