Cape Verde Islands: Language situation and teaching of Portuguese

Cape Verde Islands: Language situation and teaching of Portuguese
Date
7 March 2018, 2.00pm - 4.00pm
Type
Seminar
Venue
Gordon Room, G34, Ground Floor, Senate House, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU
Description

This seminar focuses on the language situation in Cape Verde. Portuguese pidgins were the first Romance pidgins to emerge and gave rise to creoles throughout the world. Since independence, the role and status of Cape Verdean Creole (Kabuverdianu) have increased, and the language is used in domains previously reserved for Portuguese, e.g., formal religious and political discourse. Portuguese is used on television and radio, as well as in education, where it is the primary language of instruction throughout all levels.

The seminar session is led by Dr Jorge Pinto (University of Lisbon)


Supported by the Camões Centre, King’s College, London


Contact

Jenny Stubbs
jenny.stubbs@sas.ac.uk
020 7862 8832