Aldo Berrios Castillo

PhD Linguistics & English Language

  • Linguistics and English Language
  • School of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences

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Dugald Stewart Building

3 Charles Street, Edinburgh
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A first-year PhD student in Linguistics and English Language interested in Phonology and Morphology, Historical Linguistics as well as language revitalisation of Mapudungun, a language spoken in the Southern Cone of South America. Recipient of a Becas Chile scholarship granted by ANID (Chilean Government).


  • 2023 Master in Applied Linguistics (Universidad de Concepción)
  • 2002 English-Spanish Translator (Universidad Católica de Valparaíso)

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Research summary

I am interested in the historical trajectories of Mapudungun (ISO: ARN) phonology and morphology. Since Mapudungun is considered a language isolate, different techniques are used to unveil the ancestral stages of the language. I am currently studying morphophonological alternations that affect certain roots. By applying what is called internal reconstruction in Historical Linguistics, as well as the assumptions and predictions of particular linguistic frameworks, my objective is to trace ancestral phonological trajectories.

Current research interests

Mapudungun Morphophonology Historical Linguistics

Past research interests

Language revitalisation of Mapudungun