Dr L.M. Rojas Berscia (Luis Miguel)

Assistant professor - Department of Modern Languages and Cultures

Dr L.M. Rojas Berscia (Luis Miguel)
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Erasmusplein 1
6525 HT NIJMEGEN

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Postbus 9103
6500 HD NIJMEGEN

Working days Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday

I currently focus on the dynamics behind language emergence, diversification an obsolescence, as well as on the communicative place of lects in Western and non-Western linguistic ecologies. My work draws on first-hand data collected in the Amazon (Peru-Brazil), the Great Sandy Desert (Australia), Yilan County (Taiwan), Tierra del Fuego (Argentina-Chile), and, most recently, the city of Nijmegen (the Netherlands).

My current research interests are: Spanish as spoken in the Alto Amazonas, the communicative place of Nimwèègs in the linguistic landscape of Nijmegen, the meaning of 'language loss', psychophytonymy (ayahuasca ritualistic lexicon), transcultural communication, as well as Indigenous anthroponymy.

I have a background in field sociolinguistics, linguistic anthropology, contact linguistics, formal syntax, thanatology and TCFL (Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language).

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