“Portuguese Disturbed: The Contested Sovereignty of the Cape Verdean Language”, a lecture by Márcia Rego

October 8, 2019 - 5pm | LARTS 374, UMass Dartmouth

Portuguese Disturbed: The Contested Sovereignty of the Cape Verdean Language

Center for Portuguese Studies & Culture/Tagus Press, and the Department of Portuguese proudly present:

“Portuguese Disturbed: The Contested Sovereignty of the Cape Verdean Language”

A lecture by Márcia Rego.

Tuesday, October 8, 2019 5pm LARTS 374 Park in Lot 1

This talk explores the role of language in the formation of Cape Verdean national identity and the complexities of building a national language from an oral “Creole” that is rooted in a slavery-based colonial past.

Márcia Rego is a Cultural Anthropologist and Associate Professor of the Practice at Duke University. She is the author of “The Dialogic Nation of Cape Verde: Slavery, Language and Ideology,” by Lexington Books.

For additional information please contact, Prof. Dario Borim



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