Claudio García Turza is one of the most renowned scholars worldwide in the study of the history of the origins of Romance languages. He has combined his teaching with intense research work covering almost all areas of Hispanic linguistics. His research focuses on Medieval Studies, Spanish Language, Spanish Dialectology and Historical Linguistics of the Spanish Language.
Dr. García Turza was invited to be one of 2017’s Visiting Scholars by UBC’s Dr. Diana Carter, Instructor of Spanish, and Dr. Francisco Peña, Associate Professor of Spanish.
“During his visit to UBCO, Professor Turza will be working on a digital humanities project with FCCS researchers, as well as lending his insight, expertise and years of experience to linguistics students and professors in the Anthropology and Spanish programs,” says Dr. Carter. “We are very excited to have Professor Turza as the FCCS Visiting Scholar this year.”
Claudio García Turza is a leader in the academic community in Spain. He is Full Professor in History of the Spanish Language at the University of La Rioja in Spain and the Director of the Instituto Orígenes del Español (Origins of the Spanish Language Institute) at the Centro Internacional de Investigación de la Lengua Española. He is a member of both the Royal Spanish Academy of Language and the Royal Spanish Academy of History.
Claudio Garcia Turza will spend a four weeks on campus from March 4 to 28, 2017 working with students, faculty and offering a public lecture.
What: Public Talk | La génesis y los orígenes históricos del español (The genesis and historical origins of Spanish)
When: Wednesday, March 15, 2:00 pm
Where: UNC 325, UBC Okanagan Campus
Please note the talk will be in Spanish, with notes provided in English
Diana Carter, PhD
Spanish Program Coordinator