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Monday, May 11 • 16:15 - 17:00
How to cultivate a language BEGRÄNSADE

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The Icelandic language is considered the cornerstone of the Icelandic culture, and it’s development since the 18th century can be characterised by purism. Icelandic does not usually adopt foreign words for new concepts, opting instead to coin new words, or give old words new meaning, to keep the language free of outside influence. Join Prof. Gauti Kristmannsson, in a discussion on language revitalisation and cultivation that may offer new perspectives on how to deal with the growing bilingualism of the GCC-region.

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Gauti Kristmannsson غايتي كريستمانسون

Professor of Translation أستاذ مادة الترجمة, University of Iceland جامعة آيسلندا
Gauti Kristmannsson is professor of translation and interpreting studies at the University of Iceland. He completed his BA in English at the same university, an M.Sc. in Scottish literature at the University of Edinburgh and his doctorate at the Johannes Gutenberg-University in Mainz/Germersheim with a dissertation entitled Literary Diplomacy: The Role of Translation in the Construction of National Literatures in Britain and Germany 1750-1830... Read More →


Monday May 11, 2015 16:15 - 17:00
Tawasul تواصل ADNEC Abu Dhabi, UAE

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