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Book Launch: Manual of Portuguese Linguistics (De Gruyter, 2016)
Wed 8 February 2017, 16:30 – 18:00 GMT
Book Launch: Manual de Linguística Portuguesa, ed. Ana Maria Martins & Ernestina Carrilho (De Gruyter, 2016)
Public talk by Ana Maria Martins (Lisbon) and book presentation by Stephen Parkinson (Oxford). The session will be followed by a drink reception.
King’s College London hosts the launch, in the UK, of a new handbook on Portuguese Linguistics.
About the book:
The volume is a state-of-the-art collection of papers conceived to be used as a Manual of Portuguese Linguistics in the academic context. The editors are Ana Maria Martins and Ernestina Carrilho, both from the University of Lisbon. The individual contributors rank among the best-known experts in the field. The manual aims to provide a general yet detailed account of the current research in Portuguese linguistics by combining overview chapters and in-depth analyses of selected topics. It integrates diachronic and synchronic, standard and dialectal, adult grammar and L1 acquisition data and offers comprehensive information on specific features of Portuguese, using the methods and insights of present-day linguistic research.
See the publisher’s website
About the speakers:
Professor Ana Maria Martins is the Scientific Coordinator of the Center of Linguistics of the University of Lisbon (CLUL). Her main research areas are comparative and diachronic syntax; one of her latest projects involves the study of word order and word order change in Western European Languages. She will be giving a talk addressing the topic “Two patterns of linguistic splitting in Romance (clitic pronouns and negative words in a comparative perspective)”.
Stephen Parkinson, former Associate Professor in Portuguese Language and Linguistics at Oxford, developed his research in the broad field of linguistic studies in European and Brazilian Portuguese, in particular phonetics and phonology, and in medieval Portuguese literature. Stephen holds a Leverhulme Trust Emeritus Fellowship to complete the edition of the 13th-century song collection Cantigas de Santa Maria.