My review of Patrícia Amaral and Miguel Delicado Cantero’s book Noun-based Constructions in the History of Portuguese and Spanish (Oxford University Press) is available! Check it out!
A book on the languages of the northwest of the Iberian Peninsula
I am happy to announce the release, 11 months and one day after the SIALNI1 event (Genoa, May 21, 2021), of ‘El Mapa Lingüístico del Noroccidente Ibérico: Contacto, Variación y Cambio’, a volume that collects some contributions to the SIALNI1 event + a few essays by some invited authors. It was an extraordinary experience to collaborate with all of them and, of course, prof. Alfonso Zamorano Aguilar, the director of the LINCOM series Studies in Spanish Linguistics. On November 18, we’ll be back with SIALNI2, this time in Oviedo, Asturias! I hope to see you all there! 🙂
Exploring Language(s) – Video 07 replaced by a PDF file
Do you know your smartphone can be a precious aid to learn a language?
Due to a technical issue, the new video will be replaced by a PDF file. Download the text in the language you prefer! 😉
🇬🇧 An introduction to your smartphone as a language learning tool
🇪🇸 Una introducción a tu smartphone como herramienta para el aprendizaje de idiomas
🇮🇹 Un’introduzione al tuo smartphone come strumento per l’apprendimento delle lingue
Videos will be back on October 30, 2019.
‘Exploring Language(s)’ video 03 is out now!
Spanish vs. Italian – part I: Pronunciation and orthography
The new ‘Exploring Language(s)’ video is now online. It is the first part of a comparison between Spanish and Italian, two Romance languages whose differences are too often undervalued. In this first episode, I will deal with issues regarding pronunciation and orthography. Watch it in the language you prefer! 😉
The links to all YouTube videos are listed in reverse chronological order here.
First YouTube video out now!
The ‘Exploring Language(s)’ YouTube channel is officially kicking off! 🙂
A short video introducing my YouTube channel ‘Exploring Language(s)’ is now available. You can watch it in your favorite language by clicking on the relevant link below! 😉 All my YouTube videos will also be stored in the apposite section of the website. 🙂
🇬🇧 ‘What is Exploring Language(s)?’: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rq_1zJPFmdI
🇪🇸 ‘Qué es Exploring Language(s)?’: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vWcjvfPNMro
🇮🇹 ‘Che cos’è Exploring Language(s)?’: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2UrfxcFSP80
This video is just a short introduction. Honestly, I know that the result is not perfect: it is quite evident that I was not at ease in front of the camera. Moreover, the recording and editing of a simple video took me days and was quite stressful. However, I am thrilled to launch the channel. It is the beginning of a new project that is making me rediscover the joy of learning something new from scratch through a process of trial and error. In my next videos, I will do my best to get better and better results. 🙂
Time to ditch the ‘language purity’ myth and enjoy diversity
I have just published an opinion article on the Spanish website Globedia. It deals with the longstanding myth that some language varieties are inherently better than others, illustrating, in particular, the case of English and, to a lesser extent, Spanish. It is, for the most part, a translation of this post into Spanish. Read it online or download the PDF! Please comment and let me know what you think! 🙂