The evolution of the Spanish language



Author Biographies

Johannes Kabatek, Universität Zürich

Born in 1965 in Stuttgart/Germany. Studies of Romance Philology, Political Science and Musicology in Tübingen and Málaga. 1991 MPhil; 1995 PhD University of Tübingen. 1993-1999, Assistant Prof. Univ. Paderborn and Tübingen; 2000-2013 professorships in Erfurt, Freiburg, Tübingen (Germany); since September 2013 full professor (chair) for Ibero-Romance linguistics at the University of Zurich. Visiting professorships in the US, in Brazil, Chile, Italy and Spain; Corresponding member of the Royal Galician, the Royal Spanish and the Chilean Language Academy; dr. h. c. University of Suceava (2016); president of the Societas Linguistica Europaea (2020-21). Research areas: Romance linguistics (French, Ibero-Romance Languages); Language contact, minority languages, Medieval Spanish; Galician, Catalan; Brazilian Portuguese; Historical Linguistics; Historical syntax, spoken and written language. Editor-in-chief Revista Internacional de Lingüística Iberoamericana; Energeia. Numerous publications on Eugenio Coseriu; director of the Coseriu Archives from 2005 onwards, host of

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Cristina Bleortu, Universität Zürich / University "Ștefan cel Mare", Suceava

Cristina Bleorțu works at the University of Zurich as a postdoctoral researcher on the project "Beyond Structuralism. Letters to Eugenio Coseriu and the history of linguistics in the 20th century until the end of April 2024. Since May 2024 she has a tenured position at the University "Ștefan cel Mare", Suceava, at the Center for computational linguistics and digital humanities. In November 2018 he defended his doctoral thesis (University of Oviedo (sobresaliente cum laude) in cotutela with University of Zurich (summa cum laude), which is a sociolinguistic study on a northern community of Spain (Pola de Siero), which was published in 2021, Aproximación al habla de La Pola Siero. Variación lingüística: descripción y percepción. Her papers and books focus on sociolinguistics and intonation. She participated and participates in several international projects on sociolinguistics and intonation (El Atlas interactivo de la intonación del español, Atlas Prosodique Multimédia de l'Espace Roman, Analiza contrastivă a intonației limbilor română și spaniolă. O abordare sociolingvistică, among others); translated and edited several books on linguistics into Romanian and Spanish. She won the grand prize for the best Romanian predoctoral researcher from abroad, in 2017 (Gala Studenţilor Români din Străinătate, Bucharest) and, in 2020, the prize for the best young researcher in human sciences (Premiile Ad Astra, Bucharest).


Yoselin Henriques Pestana, Universität Zürich

Yoselin Henriques Pestana concluded her studies in Ibero-Romance Linguistics and Literature and French Linguistics at the University of Zurich, where she is currently pursuing a doctorate degree in Linguistics. Since 2020, she has been involved in the project ‘Beyond Structuralism. Letters to Eugenio Coseriu and the history of linguistics in the 20th century’ funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation. Her additional academic interests lie in Language Demography and the morphosyntactic variation in Portuguese and Spanish, especially in person marking and impersonalising strategies.



How to Cite

Coseriu, E., Kabatek, J., Bleortu, C., & Henriques Pestana, Y. (2023). La evolución de la lengua española. ENERGEIA. ONLINE JOURNAL FOR LINGUISTICS, LANGUAGE PHILOSOPHY AND HISTORY OF LINGUISTICS, (VIII), 166–333.




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