Teresa Tomasevic, ansvarig för det övergripande arbetet med breddad rekrytering vid Malmö högskola och prefekt för Institutionen för språkstudier, intervjuas i Universitetsläraren (nr 3, 2015). Hon framhåller bl a: “Ju mer mer mångfald vi har inom olika utbildningar desto bättre förberedda är studenterna på att verka i den föränderliga värld de skall möta”.
PhD candidate Maka Tetradze, Tbilisi State University & Eminence Erasmus Mundus exchange PhD candidate at Malmö University, outlines her findings on loanword typology on the basis of data collected on the Lezgian language (Northeast Caucasian, Dagestan languages).
When? December 10, 10.15
Where? Malmö University, Gäddan8, Citadellsvägen 7
Language, culture, and environment – methods and models for reconstructing prehistoric migrations
Gerd Carling, Associate Professor General Linguistics, Dr.Phil. Comparative Linguistics and Sanskrit
Centre for Languages and Literature, Lund University
November 26, 15.30–17.00, Gäddan8, room 508
“The seminar will deal with the methods and models for reconstructing prehistoric migrations, i.e., migrations not attested in written sources. The role of sustainability in relation to environment and its influence on linguistic and cultural stability and change will be in focus. The topic will be discussed from several aspects, and advantages and disadvantages of various methods and models will be discussed.
Furthermore, the applicability of various data types, such as basic vocabulary, culture vocabulary, cultural feature data, archaeological data, or geographic data in relation to methods such as comparative method, phylogeny, or geographical method, will be dealt with. Several test cases from various time periods and geographic areas will be brought into discussion: Indo-European migrations, migrations of Romani, as well as the situation in pre-colonial Amazonia.”
Professor Zaal Kikvidze, Chikobava Institute of Linguistics, Tbilisi Javakhishvili State University, Georgia (http://www.tsu.edu.ge/en/). Title of the seminar – “Language Names: Terminology and Ideology”.
Professor Kikvide is currently on a three month staff exchange at the department (funded by the Erasmus Mundus Ember project, http://www.mah.se/english/Education/Exchange-student/Erasmus-Mundus-EMBER/).
Professor Karina Vamling participates in the 1st International Caucasus University Association (CUA) Conference on Endangered Languages, organized in Ardahan, Turkey, by Caucasus University Association, Ardahan University. Dates: October 13-16, 2014.
The title of her paper is “Internet as a tool for language development and maintenance?”, where she discusses Megrelian as a case in point.