About the project

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Psycholinguistics is the study of how humans acquire, produce, and understand language. However, to date, most of psycholinguistics is built around a small handful of Western European languages, like English or German, or East Asian languages like Japanese.

The goal of the Chamorro Psycholinguistics na Project is to use insights from how Chamorro speakers use their language in pursuit of a general theory about how humans use language - and thus to illuminate how the mind works.

You can read about the project team here. We began the project in 2010. From 2013 to 2016 it was supported by the National Science Foundation (BCS #1251429). Since then, we have continued to visit the community, make presentations, and collect new data since then. Our last visit was in June, 2019.