Afonso Xavier Canosa Rodriguez

On philology, potatoes and construction.
Well, this is just my first approach to blog-writing. I want it to be the way to keep in touch with colleagues and friends.

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More than passion
We are more than 6000 million people in this planet. In this section I will deal with some subjects that, probably, interest just 4 or 5 people (with no zeros at all after the digit) in the whole of humanity at present time. Sometimes these numbers are too optimistic :-)

Philology is my main activity in spare time. For the past years I have been working in the translation of the first branch of the Mabinogi, a collection of stories originally written in Welsh (Celtic language from Great Britain).

My main area of work and interest is diachronic linguistics. I have worked and did research in dialectology, and have developed some work in the field of media and language diversity. (I came to take part as a founder in Abertal as the result of my effort for applying Internet to language diversity).

In the past years I took some interest in literature. I wrote some articles in and at present time I am working on the poetic function of language (I am more interested in its connections with music).

I keep quite constant in diachronic linguistics. Secondary subjects (such as the ones mentioned in the previous paragraph) are dealt with just for short periods of time: new ones come and take their place, or they just become too complex for me to deal with.

Too many interesting fields. A single life is not enough to deal with them all.

Subject: philology - Published 26-12-2007 16:58
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