2019 – International Year of Indigenous Languages

2019 – International Year of Indigenous Languages 2019 – Internationaal Jaar van de Inheemse Talen 2019 – Internationalt år for indfødte sprog 2019 – Ôma askiy kâ-miyawâtamihk iyiniw-pîkiskwêwina misiwêskamik 2019 – Hur gatung haba ba pinang ajimi gi’e palika kakanap taang unavera On the 28th of January, the start of the International Year of Indigenous … Læs videre

Creoles, fieldwork and linguistic theory – an interview with Peter Bakker

Photo: Peter Bakker with a speaker of Yamomami in Brazil Peter Bakker is a Dutch-born linguist who is active in a number of different linguistic fields, chief among which pidgins and creoles, mixed languages and contact-induced language change. He has also published extensively on Romani linguistics. He is the author/editor of numerous books, which include A … Læs videre

What can linguistics do (for me)? – or how I turned (from) science (in)to art

Cover photo: Video still from Some Islands: Pitcairn Island 2016 I write this purposefully provocative piece from Adelaide, South Australia. The University of Adelaide is where I studied linguistics as a graduate student from 2007-2011 and where I worked as a postdoctoral researcher from 2011-2013. From one of my intellectual ground zero points I want … Læs videre

Fieldwork in a maroon community in Brazil – an interview with Ana Paulla Braga Mattos

[This blog post is part of a three-way interview between Kristoffer Friis Bøegh, Jeroen Willemsen and Ana Paulla Braga Mattos.] Ana Paulla Braga Mattos is a PhD-researcher at Aarhus University. She conducted fieldwork on Kalunga, an Afro-Brazilian Portuguese variety spoken in the state of Goiás in Brazil. She has one publication about Kalunga coming out … Læs videre

Fieldwork in Saint Croix – an interview with Kristoffer Friis Bøegh

[This blog post is part of a three-way interview between Kristoffer Friis Bøegh, Jeroen Willemsen and Ana Paulla Braga Mattos.] Kristoffer Friis Bøegh is a PhD-researcher at Aarhus University. He conducted fieldwork on Crucian, an English-based creole language spoken on St. Croix in the US Virgin Islands. He has published on creoles and African languages … Læs videre

Fieldwork in Nusa Tenggara Timur – an interview with Jeroen Willemsen

[This blog post is part of a three-way interview between Kristoffer Friis Bøegh, Jeroen Willemsen and Ana Paulla Braga Mattos.] Jeroen Willemsen is a PhD-researcher at Aarhus University. He conducted fieldwork on Reta, a Papuan language spoken in Eastern Indonesia. Besides his work on Reta, he has published on the function and development of applicatives … Læs videre