Event: Minn ta’ min int? Analiżi Lingwistika tal-Laqam Personali
Date: 17 December 2019
Place: Faculty of Arts Library, UM Msida Campus
Abigail Deguara will be addressing a public talk titled 'Minn ta’ min int? Analiżi Lingwistika tal-Laqam Personali'. She will be going into the various nicknames given to Maltese individuals and family members, which are often derived from older generations and eventually get passed down from one child to another. A number of studies have been conducted about such nicknames, however they do not really dive into the technicalities behind the language, which ultimately forms them.
With this motive in mind, Ms Deguara will be presenting her findings which form part of her Bachelor's thesis, focusing on the linguistic perspectives, the way these nicknames came to be, while also classifying them against a number of criteria. Hence, this talk will not only give general information about this important strand of Maltese culture, but will also hone in on the various elements behind their creation.
More about the speaker
Abigail Deguara, is a 21 year old, living in Mosta who has recently graduated with Bachelor of Arts Honours in the Maltese language. She is looking forward to see where the Masters in Teaching would eventually lead her. Ms Deguara enjoys keeping herself busy during the day, but also loves travelling and learning new things.
This talk makes part of the Faculty of Art's project entitled 'Tradizzjoni Orali', currently being supported through the University of Malta's Research Funds and Klabb Kotba Maltin.