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Mr Albert Ventayol-Boada

Mr Albert Ventayol-Boada

Affiliated Lecturer; Catalan Lector (Dept. of Spanish & Portuguese)

Cognitive Linguistics

Construction Grammar

Endangered languages and language documentation

Linguistic diversity and multilingualism

Catalan, Welsh, and Slavonic languages


Research Interests

Albert is an Affiliated Lecturer in Catalan Studies. His lectureship is generously co-funded by Acadèmia Valenciana de la Llengua and by the Institut Ramon Llull. He is also the holder of the Batista i Roca Fellowship at Fitzwilliam College.

Albert’s research interests focus on Cognitive Linguistics and Typology, particularly with constructivist approaches to argument structure, endangered and lesser-studied languages, and metaphor in discourse. Apart from Catalan, he has also carried out work on Polish and Welsh. His current research explores the role of multilingualism in the use of minority languages, and the use of metaphors in political discourse in Catalonia and its contribution to legitimacy for independence.

Keywords

  • Language revitalization
  • Endangered languages
  • Welsh
  • Metaphor and figurative language
  • Slavonic languages
  • Cognition
  • Celtic languages
  • Catalan
  • Multilingualism
  • Language policy and planning
  • Language typology