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Dr. Marcos-Marin presents “Ibero-Romance” to students at Queen Mary University of London

July 21, 2016

Dr. Francisco Marcos-Marin presented his paper titled “Romania submersa and the origins of Ibero- Romance” at the 25th Colloquium Medieval Hispanic Research Seminar on June 24, 2016  at Queen Mary University of London in London, England.  

An abstract of Dr. Marcos-Marin’s paper:

Little has been said about the use of Afro-Romanic variants by Berbers in al-Andalus, and the contact among those variants and Ibero-Romance. This paper will try to present a summary of the state-of-the-art, particularly from the linguistic and the Romance Philology perspectives. Questions to be considered are of the following kind: How much do we know about the continuity of Latin in North-West Africa between the 5th and the 10th centuries? How well do we know Afro-Romance? Could we determine some basic linguistic features of Afro-Romanic and, if yes, which ones?  Which data are consistent with the presence of Berbers, Afro-Romanic speakers, in al-Andalus? To what extent Afro-Romanic may have exerted an influence on Andalusi Romance? Which consequences this may have on our knowledge of Iberian Romance languages? Some of the answers are startling and all of them imply a turn in what is known about the origins of Ibero-Romance.

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