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The Research Centre for Luso-Asian Studies (CIELA) is pleased to invite all those interested to the Seminar  “CAPE VERDIAN: Language variation and language policies”, by Prof. Nélia Alexandre and Prof. Fernanda Pratas being held on November 15, 2022, at 8:00pm, via Zoom.

General description 

The 5th session of this series focuses on certain linguistic and non-linguistic aspects of the Cape Verdean Creole language.

Prof. Nélia Alexandre’s talk, ‘Between Cape Verdean and Portuguese: effects of contact‘, looks at the history of Cape Verde’s linguistic policy vis-a-vis the age old coexistance of the creole and Portuguese languages, pointing out some linguistic properties currently shaping the emerging Cape Verdean Portuguese variety.

Prof. Fernanda Pratas’ talk, ‘The ‘past’ that didn’t happen:Cape Verdean clues to the notions of time in the human mind‘, proposes a reassessment of the usual classification of two temporal morphemes -ba and -tava based on their varried occurence in diferent temporal and aspectual contexts. This proposal is placed within the frameworks of Prof. Pratas’ current project ‘ANDANTE: Human concepts of time: a view from natural language’.

The session will be entirely conducted in Portuguese

For complete abstracts: https://ciela.fah.um.edu.mo/category/activities/