The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth Center for Portuguese Studies and Culture / Tagus Press is a multidisciplinary international studies and outreach unit dedicated to the study of the language, literatures and cultures of the Portuguese-speaking world. Working in close partnership with the Department of Portuguese and the Ferreira-Mendes Portuguese-American Archives, it is the oldest of these units devoted to Portuguese at UMass Dartmouth.

Events - 2012

"Words Specific to Portuguese within the Context of the Languages of the Iberian Peninsula"

Lecture on the History of the Portuguese Language by Prof. Fernando Venâncio

May 1, 2012 at 5:00 p.m. , LARTS 397D, parking lot 1, UMass Dartmouth

Event free and open to the public. Lecture in Portuguese

Prof. Fernando Venâncio
Prof. Fernando Venâncio

The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth Center for Portuguese Studies and Culture and Department of Portuguese announce a lecture, “Words Specific to Portuguese within the Context of the Languages of the Iberian Peninsula,” by Prof. Fernando Venâncio. The event - free and open to the public - will take place on Tuesday, May 1, 2012 at 5:00 p.m. in LARTS 397D, parking lot 1.
This lecture will be in Portuguese.

Words that are original and specific to the Portuguese language can only be arrived at through a comparative study of the related languages of the Iberian Peninsula, particularly Galician and Spanish. Prof. Venâncio’s systematic research over many years has revealed informative and intriguing results. This lecture will provide an update on this long-term project, while discussing the methods employed, the challenges encountered, and the findings to date.

Fernando Venâncio is a Portuguese writer, cultural and literary critic, linguist and academic. He holds a doctorate in Portuguese linguistics from the University of Amsterdam, where he teaches Portuguese language and culture. He is the author of ten books that include essay, fiction (novels and collections of short stories), crónica, and poetry. He is a public intellectual who has published in the major newspapers and literary magazines of Portugal.

For further information, please contact 508.999.8255 or e-mail melissa.costa@umassd.edu.

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