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  • Tue

    Prof. Carme Silva Domínguez: The Evolution of Possessive Pronouns: Forms and Structures from Latin to Modern Galician and Portuguese

    1:00 pmCamelot room (Blandijnberg 2, 3rd floor)

    DiaLing presentation by Prof. Dr. Carme Silva Domínguez (University of Santiago de Compostela): "The Evolution of Possessive Pronouns: Forms and Structures from Latin to Modern Galician and Portuguese."

    Abstract: This presentation offers a comparison between possessive pronouns in three varieties proceeding from LAtin: Medieval Galician-Portuguese, Modern Galician and Modern Portuguese. First of all we will explain the morphological evolution of the paradigm through the examination of the main evolutionary phenomena which allow us to contrast the ancient and modern languages. After that we will deal with the constructive changes in the possessive structures: among them, the combination with article, placement strategies and evolution beyond the noun phrase. In addition, the syntactic behavior of the possessive seems to be different in Galician and in Portuguese, although further research about non normative varieties is needed.

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  • Fri

    Workshop on Palenquero

    9:00 amGrote vergaderzaal (Blandijnberg 2, 3rd floor)

    It is a pleasure to invite you to the seminar on Palenquero, a Romance-Bantu creole spoken in Colombia, to be given by Dr Miguel Gutiérrez Maté (University of Augsburg), on Friday 14th of June from 9h to 12h (Grote Vergaderzaal, Blandijn). In this seminar Dr Gutiérrez Maté, who studied under the guidance of the world-renowned creolist Prof. Dr Armin Schwegler, will discuss the historical genesis and parts of the linguistic characterisation of Palenquero, as well as share his personal experiences from doing fieldwork in more remote parts of the world.

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