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Two quick things

June 29, 2012 · Leave a Comment

Still here! It’s just been a busy week of working on a reference publication project, meetings, and getting used to non-conference living again. I have two quick posts today, and when I return from my vacation next week, I will write more about SALALM and also a great new electronic resource that we have just purchased, called Digitalia.

First, last fall I went to a presentation by Theresa Williamson, head of Catalytic Communities, an organization in Rio that works on improving the lives of people who live in the city’s favelas. And today I received an e-mail from them saying they have a new film available, called “Favela como Modelo Sustentável | Favela as a Sustainable Model.” It is excellent, and you can watch it here (in Portuguese with English subtitles.)

Second, on Sunday, in conjunction with the Joan Miró exhibit there, the Institut Ramon Llull is holding a concert at the National Gallery of Art called “Sounds of Catalonia.” More info here.

Off next week, and then back to semi-regularly scheduled posting. Happy 4th!

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New online Catalan cultural magazine

June 12, 2012 · Leave a Comment

Sorry for not posting as much lately, but I’m preparing for a conference that I leave for this Thursday, so, busy days, but a different kind of busy. I just got word about this new online Catalan cultural magazine called Núvol. Here it is. I’ll be blogging from time to time from the conference, so more soon!

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Manel – “La gent normal”

May 21, 2012 · Leave a Comment

I promised a fun post on Friday, but I ended up doing reference for part of the day and didn’t get a chance. Here is the Catalan band Manel’s cover of Pulp’s “Common People.” Gaudeix!

Manel – "La gent normal"

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Interesting historical linguistics resource

April 27, 2012 · Leave a Comment

First, Happy Georgetown Day!

Second, here is a possibly great resource for those who work in historical linguistics (or at least have homework in it!), Brill’s Dictionary of Arabic and Allied Loanwords, in the Reference stacks on the third floor of Lauinger. (call number PC307.A7 C67 2008.) Even as a non-Arabic speaker, I found it quite easy to use, and many of the entries are fascinating. A Google Books preview of it is here, but, yes, you’ll have to come to the library to use the whole thing.

I’ll post a fun video later. It’s Friday, after all.

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