Viewing posts from July, 2019
CIDLeS members Vera Ferreira and Miroslav Valeš have both been featured on Field Notes, a podcast about linguistic fieldwork. Vera is featured on the inaugural episode, as well as episodes 9 and 10 (Q&A from podcast listeners). In episode 1, Vera discusses her fieldwork in Europe working with the Minderico (Portugal), Fala (Spain), and Bavarian (Germany) communities.
LAPI 2019 aimed to provide an interdisciplinary forum for scholars to exchange methodologies and experiences of best practice on language documentation, archiving and revitalization in the Iberian Peninsula, and discuss issues related to language diversity, oral literature, multilingualism, new speakerness, language technologies for lesser-used languages, presence in the digital world, archiving, and language policy. At LAPI 2019, presenters were invited to give their presentations in their languages, and talks were held in several languages, including indigenous languages of the Iberian Peninsula, such as Catalan. LAPI 2019 was held in collaboration with SOAS World Languages Institute and the project FRONTESPO on July 4th & 5th, 2019.
CIDLeS is pleased to announced that it has signed a memorandum with the University of Évora to foster joint research projects facilitating the preservation of intangible cultural heritage. The University of Évora is the second oldest university in Portugal and has a UNESCO chair for intangible cultural heritage and traditional know-how.
FRONTESPO received renewed funding from Ministerio de Ciencia, Innovación y Universidades e La Agencia Estatal de Investigación to carry on with the second phase of the project (2019-2022). For that reason, several members of the research team met on July 3rd at Faculdade de Letras da Universidade de Lisboa in order to plan the work for the coming months.
Vera Ferreira's paper, MINDERICO:DA VITALIDADE À REVITALIZAÇÃO (Minderico: From language vitality to revitalisation) has been published in Estudos em variação linguística nas línguas românicas (Studies on linguistic variation in Romance languages). To learn more about Minderico, search "minderico" on the CIDLeS website.