Fernanda Ziober, uit São Paulo, Brazilië, zal van 1-12-2015 tot 31-11-2019 onder leiding van Leo Wetzels (promotor) en Tjerk Hagemeijer (Universidade de Lisboa, co-promotor) werken aan het proefschrift getiteld A Comparative Grammar of Kryol and Guinea Portuguese. Hieronder staat een korte omschrijving van dit vierjarig onderzoeksproject dat wordt gefinancierd door CAPES, Brazilië.
“In Guinea-Bissau, a country of Portuguese colonization, about 20 languages are spoken from different families, among them Guinea Portuguese and Kryol. Multilingual contexts such as exist in Guinea-Bissau are of great importance for our understanding of the grammatical consequences of interaction between different grammatical systems.
The research aims to describe and compare the variety of Portuguese spoken in Guinea Bissau, also known as Guinea Portuguese, and Kryol, a Portuguese-based Creole. Field research will be conducted in loco, in order to collect the data on the basis of which a synchronic description will be made of both languages. The study will take a typological orientation, the results of which will be stored as part of WALS (World Atlas of Language Structures) and APICS (The Atlas of Pidgin and Creole Language Structures). Subsequently, the linguistic structures of Kryol and Guinea Portuguese will be compared from a comparative-historical perspective, in order to discover and analyze the linguistic exchanges that have occurred between these languages.”