Rik van Gijn, born in Brunssum, the Netherlands, in 1976. Ph.D. from Radboud University Nijmegen. Post-doctoral researcher at Radboud University Nijmegen.
Fellow (1 September 2011 – 31 January 2012)
A GRAMMAR OF YURAKARÉ
During my stay at NIAS I have made significant progress in writing my book “A grammar of Yurakaré or Yurujare”, a descriptive account of the grammatical structure of the unclassified language Yurakaré, spoken in central Bolivia. I furthermore started and finished 2 papers about the same language in this period, and worked on several other papers and edited volumes. I also worked on the development of a multi-disciplinary project proposal, and on the expansion of two data bases, one on Yurakaré, the other on subordination strategies in South American languages.