Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile

Department of Language Sciences

Dr Scott Sadowsky

Av. Vicuña Mackenna 4860

7820436 Macul, Santiago



Dr Scott Sadowsky

Dr Scott Sadowsky
Dr Scott Sadowsky
Dept. of Linguistic and Cultural Evolution

Main Focus

Phonetics, sociolinguistics, language contact and corpus linguistics, centered on Mapudungun and Spanish.

Curriculum Vitae

Current projects

Sounds of Mapudungun (MPI-SHH)

Database, exploration tools, recordings and phonetic transcriptions of nearly 40 varieties of Mapudungun (Mapuzungun, Mapuche, Chedungun) spoken in Chile and Argentina.

Traces of contact (FONDECYT-Chile)

Three-year grant to study the impact that the varied and prolonged contact between the Mapuche people and the Europeans who settled in Chile has had on the variety of Spanish spoken in this territory, as well as the geographic, socioeconomic, ethnic and gender distributions of the resulting linguistic phenomena.

Research and Publications

See homepage.

Corpora and Linguistic Resources


Dynamic Corpus of Written Chilean Spanish (800 million words).


Sociolinguistic Corpus of Spoken Chilean Spanish (under development; currently ~2 million words of interviews and ~1.2 millions words of reading activities).


Word Frequency List of Chilean Spanish.


Praat script for working with large speech corpora.


Software for phonemically transcribing, syllabifying and assigning accents and pauses to orthographic Spanish texts.

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