José Andrés Alonso de la Fuente


Affiliation: Jagiellonian University Library, PL
 
Keywords: Philology, historical linguistics, comparative linguistics, typology, syntax, language documentation, endangered language from Asia and Africa, translation studies.
 
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I graduated from the Complutense University of Madrid with a major in Slavic Studies. After various stays in Germany, France, Poland, and Finland, I became interested in the linguistic diversity of China and Northeastern Eurasia. Back then, I decided to focus on Chinese, the Tungusic and Eskaleut languages, Ainu, and Japanese. I earned my PhD in Linguistics from the University of the Basque Country in 2012 with a dissertation on Ainu historical linguistics (my M.A. in Linguistics revolved around the origin of certain verb formations in the Tungusic languages; I wrote a second M.A., this time in Religious Studies, on the religious vocabulary of Aleut and the translatological issues involved in the evangelization of an eminently shamanic society).