Dating Romance

A real-world look at Romance language origins and early texts

A talk by Thomas D. Cravens, professor of Romance linguistics at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

3 p.m. • April 12
SUB Alumni Room

Cravens will discuss the development of Latin into Romance, in an effort to come to an understanding of how Romance languages came to be and what so-called early texts represent.

Cravens will also teach a class exploring why the Romance languages can be considered forms of “modern Latin.” This class will focus on phonological erosion and grammaticalization.

1:30 p.m. • April 13
SUB Activities Room

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