Suzi Lima holds a BA and an MA in Linguistics from the University of São Paulo and a PhD in Linguistics from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Suzi Lima’s work integrates theoretical and experimental research and focuses on Brazilian Indigenous languages. Her areas of specialization are semantics and psycholinguistics, with an emphasis on language acquisition. Over the last 12 years, Suzi Lima has been directly involved in large-scale, community-collaborative documentation projects. A significant part of her work with indigenous communities has been the development of language materials for indigenous schools in Brazil, as well as training of indigenous researchers on language documentation methodology.
Suzi Lima is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Linguistics at the University of Toronto.