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mw. dr. R. (Rebeca) Fernández Rodríguez

Faculteit der Geesteswetenschappen
CEDLA
Fotograaf: Eduard Lampe

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    1090 GN Amsterdam
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  • Profile

    Dr. Rebeca Fernández Rodríguez is an internationally renowned scholar in the fields of linguistic and cultural contact, areas in which she has established world-leading research trajectories.  

    She is a member of the ROLD Research Group (Revitalising Older Linguistic Documentation) which is affiliated to the Amsterdam Centre of Language and Communication (ACLC).  This academic association brings together expert scholars from different countries, and is unique in investigating older texts (colonial, postcolonial, missionary and non-missionary, word lists of travelers and historians) with the following objectives: historical linguistics, the history of linguistics, sociocultural analysis, and translation studies.

    Dr. Fernández Rodríguez participates in several international projects:  the Seminario permanente de Historiografía Lingüística (FES Acatlán-Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México), the Etnolexicografía de lenguas indígenas patagónicas (Universidad de la Pampa, Argentina). She is editing the oldest bilingual dictionary of Ilocano, a Philippine language: Tesoro de la lengua ylocana (ca. 1760). She is also interested in Polymaths and the circulation of knowledge between Europe-Asia-America with the project of a word-list in 50 commisioned by Russia and carried on by Spain; as well as the history of teaching languages. 

    Dr Fernández Rodríguez is currently Lecturer at the University of Amsterdam and Utrecht University where she designs and delivers both postgraduate and undergraduate teaching in Spanish/Hispanic (Socio)Linguistics.  She is an expert and experienced tutor and holds a Dutch teaching qualification. She was Senior Lecturer at the Universidad de Tras-os-Montes e Alto Douro (Portugal) from 2010 to 2015. She was also subdirector of the MA Teaching in Spanish and Portuguese at Primary and Secondary levels at UTAD. She majored in Translation Studies at the University of Valladolid (2004) and she holds a PhD in Linguistics by the Universidad de Valladolid (2012). She is also a Sworn Translator in English appointed by the Spanish Ministry of Foreign Affairs since 2005.

    Since September 2018 she is the desk editor of ERLACS (European Review of Latin America and Caribbean Studies) and since 2019 editor of Language & History

    Dr. Fernández Rodríguez is “Investigadora Colaboradora” in the Centro de Estudos em Letras, Universidade de Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro, Vila Real, Portugal, and visiting lecturer at the UNAM, (FES Acatlán). Dr. Fernández Rodríguez was invited as Junior Scholar by the Japan Society for the promotion of Science (JSPS) under the auspices of the "Invitational Training Program for Advanced Japanese Research Institutes". In Japan she was hosted by the Research Institute for Languages and Cultures of Asia and Africa (ILCAA) / Tokyo University of Foreign Studies (TUFS).

    Dr. Fernández Rodríguez is also a member of the Editorial Board of the book series Lingüística misionera (Vervuert/ Iberoamericana) and Revista de Letras (CEL/UTAD). She acts as expert scholarly reviewer for international journals, and has peer reviewed papers for Historiographia Lingüística (John Benjamins), Language and History (Henry Sweet Society - Taylor & Francis) and Porta Linguarum (Universidad de Granada). 

    Education:

    2012 PhD in Linguistics - Universidad de Valladolid (Spain).
    2006 Advanced Studies - Universidad de Valladolid (Spain).
    2005 Expert in Translation of Specialised Languages - Universidad de Valladolid (Spain)
    2004 BA (5-year) in Translation and Interpreting - Universidad de Valladolid (Spain). 

    Teaching qualifications:

    2016  Basiskwalificatie Onderwijs (BKO) - Universiteit van Amsterdam. 
    2005 Curso de Aptitud Pedagógica (CAP) - Universidad de León (Spain). 

    Work experience: 

    2019 - National Coordinator Spanish - Masterlanguage. 

    2015 - Lecturer. University of Amsterdam. 

    2014/2015 - Assistant Professor. Universidade de Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro (UTAD), Portugal. Subdirector of the Master in Teaching Portuguese and Spanish at primary and secondary level. 

    2010-2014 - Lecturer. Universidade de Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro. 

    2009/2010 - Fellowship at the Research Institute for Languages and Cultures of Asia and Africa (ILCAA) - Tokyo University of Foreign Studies (TUFS) - of the Japanese Society for the promotion of Science (JSPS).

    2007-2015 - Guest Researcher. University of Amsterdam.  

    Languages: 

     

    Spanish

    native speaker

    English

    C2

    Italian

    C2

    French

    C1

    Portuguese   

    C1

    Dutch

    B2

  • Research, meetings & conferences

    Research group:

    2007 - Revitalizing Older Linguistic Documentation ( ROLD)

    2017 – 2020    Etnolexicografía de lenguas indígenas patagónicas. Universidad Nacional de la Pampa (Argentina).

    Research Centres: 

    • Amsterdam Center for Language and Communication (ACLC).
    • Centro de Estudos em Letras (CEL).

    Professional Affiliations & Research Centres:

    • The Henry Sweet Society for the History of Linguistic ideas (HSS).
    • Sociedad Española de Historiografía Lingüística (SEHL).
    • Sociedad Mexicana de Historiografía Lingüística (SOMEHIL).

    Visiting scholar: 

    • Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM) - August 2017.

    Editorial Board:

    • Revista de Letras (Universidade de Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro) since 2010.
    • Reviewer of Porta Linguarum (Universidad de Granada) since 2013.
    • Reviewer of Historiographia Linguistica since 2014.
    • Reviewer of History & Language. 
    • Editor of the Spanish contributions of HIPHILANGSCI.
    • Editor of Language & History

    Organization of Conferences, panels and meetings:

    • March 2020. International Conference on Missionary Linguistics (Argentina). 
    • Nov 2018. Panel in Making of the Humanities. 
    • March 2017. International Conference on Missionary Linguistics (Italy). 
    • Nov 2016. Meeting with Mexican professor Nidia Vincent. 
    • Nov 2016. 7th Rold Meeting (celebrating 10 years). Book exhibition. 
    • Sep 2016. Meeting with Mexican author Guadalupe Nettel. 
    • Aug 2014. Member of the Executive Board and Scientific Committee of the 13th International Conference on the History of the Language Science (ICHoLS), Vila Real (Portugal). More than 200 participants from 40 different countries. 

    Conferences and meetings:

    • 2019. Hanse-Wissenschaftskolleg & University of Bremen (Germany). "Teaching the teachers". Valorizing Practice - Grounded Histories of Language Learning and Teaching.
    • 2019.   Université Paris-Diderot (France). “Language, Knowledge, and Globalization in the 18th century”. Colloque SHESL-HT2019.  La linguistique et ses formes historiques d’organisation et de production.
    • 2018.   University of Amsterdam (The Netherlands). “Naturalist Alcide D’Orbigy as Linguist and Anthropologist in Patagonia (19th century)”. The Making of the Humanities VII.
    • 2018.   Maynooth University (Ireland). “Cultural definitions in 18th-20th-century Patagonian vocabularies (tehuelche)”. Henry Sweet Society for the History of Linguistic Ideas Annual Colloquium 2018.
    • 2018    Universidad de Salamanca (Spain). “Conceptos religiosos en la Lista nº 2 de Catalina II de Rusia.” 56 International Conference of Americanists (ICA). Session: Dios(es) y Diablo(s): La traducción de conceptos cristianos e indígenas en textos religiosos de las Américas, organised by Prof. Sabine Dedenbach-Salazar and Katja Hanss.
    • 2018.   Università La Sapienza (Italy). “Asian-European encounters. Knowledge networks in the Philippines (1565 –1898)). 10th International Conference on Missionary Linguistics.
    • 2018. Visiting scholar working with Dr. Salvador Gutiérrez Ordóñez, member of the Spanish Royal Academy, in Universidad de León (Spain). Seminario Permanente de Historiografía lingüística, FES Acatlán (UNAM) (Mexico). “Traducción e historiografía”.
    • 2017. Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM) (Mexico). “Un manuscrito recién descubierto: Tesoro ylocano”.
    • 2017. Instituto Nacional de Antropología e Historia (INAH) (Mexico). “Lexicografía de lenguas patagónicas”.
    • 2017. University of Stirling (Scotland). “Christian concepts in the Philippines: success or misunderstanding?”. Translating God Colloquium.
    • 2017. Universiteit van Amsterdam (The Netherlands). Workshop on “Strategies to teach Translation”. VI CIEFE.
    • 2016. Amsterdam (The Netherlands). Lexicographical and comparative analysis of Patagon / Tehuelche vocabularies (1789-1915).  VII Meeting of the ACLC Research Group “Revitalizing Older Linguistic Documentation (ROLD)”. (co-authorship with Dra. Alejandra Regúnaga). 
    • 2016. Santa Rosa, La Pampa (Argentina). “Análisis lexicográfico de vocabularios del patagón (1789–1879)”. II Congreso Internacional Los Pueblos Indígenas de América Latina, siglos XIX-XXI. (co-authorship with Dra. Alejandra Regúnaga).
    • 2016. Manila (Philippines). "Comunicación y pragmática en el Tesoro de la lengua ilocana". 9th International Conference on Missionary Linguistics. 
    • 2015. Gargnano (Italy). "The Lost Ilokano Treasure". Henry Sweet Society for the History of Linguistics Ideas Annual Meeting "Lexicology and Lexicography: Historiographical Approaches". 
    • 2015. Amsterdam (The Netherlands). “What´s 'basic vocabulary' in missionaries and expeditionaries' lexical compilations?”. VI Meeting of the ACLC Research Group “Revitalizing Older Linguistic Documentation (ROLD)”
    • 2015. Vila Real (Portugal). “El león que era un puma y el gato que hacía mizifú”. XIX Encontro Internacional de Reflexão e Investigação (EIRI).
    • 2014. Rome (Italy). “Colonial and missionary linguistic production in 16th-18th century Asia as a mirror of European alliances and animosities”. The Making of the Humanities IV.
    • 2014. Vila Real (Portugal). “An Introduction to the unpublished Listas nº 2 (18th century)”. 13th International Conference on the History of the Language Science (ICHoLS).
    • 2014. Vila Real (Portugal). “¡Que no llegues a ver los frutos de tu sementera! Maldiciones, afrentas e insultos en los vocabularios hispano-filipinos”. XVIII Encontro Internacional de Reflexão e Investigação (EIRI).
    • 2014. Lima (Perú). “El Tesoro ilocano perdido (1781-1784)”. VIII International Conference on Missionary Linguistics.
    • 2013. Seville (Spain). “La importancia lingüística de la expedición de Malaspina”. I Congreso Internacional El Pacífico (1513–2013).
    • 2013. Córdoba (Spain). “La trazabilidad de la documentación lingüística misionera”. IX Congreso Internacional de la Sociedad Española de Historiografía Lingüística (SEHL).
    • 2013. Berlin (Germany). “The description of Ilocano in the 17th century”. Henry Sweet Society for the History of Linguistic Ideas Annual Colloquium 2013.
    • 2013. Amsterdam (The Netherlands). “From Cuper to Miriewo: 18th century vocabularies”. V Meeting of the ACLC Research Group “Revitalizing Older Linguistic Documentation (ROLD)”.
    • 2012. Vienna (Austria). Tradición lingüística y discursiva de autores indígenas filipinos. 54 International Congress of Americanists.
    • 2012. Bremen (Germany). La traducción de las palabras religiosas en los vocabularios filipinos (1565–1800). VII International Conference on Missionary Linguistics.
    • 2011. Madrid (Spain). Información pragmática del Calepino ilocano (ca. 1797[1760]). VIII Congreso Internacional de la Sociedad Española de Historiografía Lingüística (SEHL).
    • 2011. St. Petersburg (Russia). Main Lexicographical Trends in the Philippines (1565– 1898). 12th International Conference on the History of the Language Science (ICHoLS).
    • 2011. Amsterdam (The Netherlands). Lexicography in the Philippines: The dictionary of the Ilocan language by Vivar. Workshop “Americanists in the Netherlands” (AIN) and the IV meeting of the ACLC Research group “Revitalizing older linguistic documentation” (ROLD).
    • 2010. Tokyo (Japan). Aspectos lexicográficos de los vocabularios filipinos (1600- 1800). VI International Conference on Missionary Linguistics. 2008. Potsdam (Germany). Historiografía lingüística filipina: Calepino ilocano del fraile agustino Pedro de Vivar (siglo XVIII). 11th International Conference on the History of the Language Science (ICHoLS).
    • 2008. Wassenaar (The Netherlands). Hispanismos y Americanismos en el Calepino ilocano de Vivar. III meeting of the ACLC Research group “Revitalizing older linguistic documentation” (ROLD). NIAS.
    • 2007. Amsterdam (The Netherlands). Historiography of Philippine Linguistics: The case of the Calepino ilocano o Vocabulario de iloco en romance. II meeting of the ACLC Research group “Revitalizing older linguistic documentation” (ROLD).
    • 2005. Soria (Spain). La labor de los Agustinos desde el Humanismo hasta la Época Contemporánea, II Coloquio Internacional Traducción Monacal.

     

  • Publicity and Social activities

    Publicity:

    Several press announcements and interviews in newspapers and science blogs on the occasion of the discovery of the oldest bilingual Ilokano dictionary, Tesoro del ydioma Ilocano (1781-1784[1710]), among which Diario de León (Spain), Diario das Açores (Portugal), Cienciahoje (Portugal).

    Interview about Flamenco by BBC journalist Anna Holligan for R4 programme The World Tonight (http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b006qtl3). 
     

    Social activities:

    • Speaker at the First meeting of the Spanish Cientist in The Netherlands - https://www.cenetherlands.nl/es/eventos/cvs-cenl-2019/
    • Workshop "Spanish: a trip around the world" in Drongo Festival (30 September / 1 October 2016): http://www.drongofestival.nl/spaans-een-reis-om-de-wereld/
    • Workshop "Herramientas lingüísticas para profesores de ELE" en Día Cultural para profesores de español (cultura y crimen en el aula), organizado por la Universidad de Amsterdam, el 26 de noviembre de 2016. 

    • Editor of https://spaansetaalencultuuruva.wordpress.com/

       

     

  • Teaching, Management & Supervision

    Teaching:

    Master

    2018/2019

    2019/2020

    (UVA)

    Hispanic Sociolinguistics & Pragmatics

    Thesis Seminar: Literature & Education

    Thesis Seminar: Literature, Culture and Society

    How Literature Shapes Society: Writing, Canon Formation, and (Post)National Identities.

    2017/2018 (UVA)

    Hispanic Sociolinguistics

    Thesis Seminar: Literature & Education

    Thesis Seminar: Literature, Culture and Society

    How Literature Shapes Society: Writing, Canon Formation, and (Post)National Identities.

    2016/2017 (UvA) How Literature Shapes Society: Writing, Canon Formation, and (Post)National Identities. 

    2015/2016 (UvA)

    Las lenguas en el mundo hispánico, la diversidad del español y la historiografía lingüística.

    Undergraduate

    2018/2019 (UVA)

    Spreekvaardigheid  - Taalvaardigheid 3.

    Panorama literario.

    Culturas visuales en el mundo hispánico.

    Wetenschapsfilosofie (Spaans).

    Seminar Hispanistiek.

    Textos y Contextos.

    Identidad y Otredad.

    2017/2018 (UVA)

    Lingüística - Taalvaardigheid 3 en Taalkunde.

    Spreekvaardigheid en Vocabulaire - Taalvaardigheid 3 en Taalkunde.

    Wetenschapsfilosofie (Spaans).

    Seminar Hispanistiek.

    Historia de la lengua.

    Textos y contextos

    2016/2017 (UvA)

    Lingüística - Taalvaardigheid 3 en Taalkunde.

    Spreekvaardigheid en Vocabulaire - Taalvaardigheid 3 en Taalkunde.

    Grammatica - Taalvaardigheid 3 en Taalkunde. 

    Wetenschapsfilosofie (Spaans).

    Seminar Hispanistiek.

    Lengua y sociedad. 

    Spreekvaardigheid - Taalvaardigheid Spaans 4 en Letterkunde (Panorama Histórico).

    Spreekvaardigheid - Taalvaardigheid Spaans 2.

    Schrijfvaardigheid - Taalvaardigheid Spaans 2.

    Leesvaardigheid - Taalvaardigheid Spaans 2. 

    Inleinding Spaanse en Spaans-Amerikaanse letterkunde en Inleiding literatuurwetenschap. 

    2015/2016 (UvA)

    Lingüística - Taalvaardigheid 3 en Taalkunde.

    Conversación y vocabulario - Taalvaardigheid 3 en Taalkunde.

    Fonética y Fonología - Inleiding taalkund Spaans en Inleiding taalwetenschap.

    Seminar Hispanistiek.

    Conversación - Taalvaardigheid Spaans 4 en Letterkunde (Panorama Histórico).

    Grammática - Taalvaardigheid Spaans 2.

    Schrijfvaardigheid - Taalvaardigheid Spaans 2.

    Inleinding Spaanse en Spaans-Amerikaanse letterkunde en Inleiding literatuurwetenschap. 

    Supervision:

    DOCTORAL COMMITTEE MEMBERSHIP:
    2016 
    •    Arend Pierre Winkler. “Missionary Pragmalinguistics. Father Diego Luis de Sanvitores’ grammar (1668) within the tradition of Philippine grammars”. (Ceremony: 24th November). 

    RESEARCH MASTERS SUPERVISION

    • 25 supervised MA thesis on teaching and learning Spanish as a second language, sociolinguistics and translation. 

     

  • Publicaties

    2015

    • Fernández Rodríguez, R. (2015). A Contrastive Study of 18th-Century Word-Lists: Translations into some fifty American and Philippine languages. Historiographia Linguistica, 42(2/3), 315-333. https://doi.org/10.1075/hl.42.2-3.04fer [details]

    2014

    • Fernández Rodriguez, R. (2014). Lexicography in the Philippines (1600-1800). Historiographia Linguistica, 41(1), 1-32. https://doi.org/10.1075/hl.41.1.01rod [details]
    • Fernández Rodriguez, R. (2014). Traducción de términos religiosos en los vocabularios filipinos (1565-1800). Amsterdam Studies in the Theory and History of Linguistic Science. Series 3: Studies in the History of Linguistics, 122, 273-294. https://doi.org/10.1075/sihols.122.10fer [details]
    • Fernández Rodriguez, R. (2014). Trazabilidad de la documentación misionera: Autoría y datación de vocabularios ilocanos manuscritos. In M. L. Calero, A. Zamorano, F. J. Perea, M. del Carmen García Manga, & M. Martínez-Atienza (Eds.), Métodos y resultados actuales en Historiografía de la Lingüística. -vol. 1 (pp. 204-213). Münster: Nodus Publikationen. [details]

    2013

    • Fernández Rodríguez, R. (2013). The nootka and sandwich vocabularies in the relación de la entrada de san lorenzo de nutka (1789). STUF: Sprachtypologie und Universalienforschung = Language typology and universals, 66(3), 314-327. https://doi.org/10.1524/stuf.2013.0016 [details]

    2012

    • Fernández Rodríguez, R. (2012). Información pragmática del Calepino ilocano (ca. [1760] 1797). In E. Battaner Moro, V. Calvo Fernández, & P. Peña Jiménez (Eds.), Historiografía Lingüística: líneas actuales de investigación (pp. 352-362). Münster: Nodus Publikationen. [details]
    • Fernández, R. (2012). Hispanic Philippine historiography: a brief description of the structure of the Calepino Ylocano (18th C.). In L. Reid, E. Ridruejo Alonso, & T. Stolz (Eds.), Philippine and Chamorro Linguistics before the Advent of Structuralism (pp. 49-62). (Koloniale und Postkoloniale Linguistik / Colonial and Postcolonial Linguistics; No. 2). Bremen: Akademie Verlag. https://doi.org/10.1524/9783050056197.49 [details]

    2009

    • Fernández Rodríguez, R. (2009). El Calepino Ilocano (c.1797) del P. Vivar: Innovaciones lexicográficas y política traductora. In O. Zwartjes, R. Arzápalo Marín, & T. C. Smith-Stark (Eds.), Missionary Linguistics IV / Lingüística misionera IV: Lexicography: Selected papers from the Fifth International Conference on Missionary Linguistics (pp. 249-272). John Benjamins. https://doi.org/10.1075/sihols.114.14rod [details]

    2016

    • Fernández Rodriguez, R. (2016). [Review of: S. Duarte, F. Outeirinho, R. Ponce de León (2014) Dos Autores de Manuais aos Métodos do Ensino das Línguas e Literaturas Estrangeiras em Portugal (1800-1910)]. Language & History, 59(2), 134-137. https://doi.org/10.1080/17597536.2016.1177337 [details]

    2014

    2013

    2014

    • Fernández Rodriguez, R. (2014). The description of Ilokano in the 17th century. Linguistics in Amsterdam, 7(2), 49-62. [details]

    Tijdschriftredactie

    • Fernández Rodríguez, R. (editor) (2018-2022). Revista Europea de Estudios Latinoamericanos y del Caribe (Journal).
    • Fernández Rodríguez, R. (editor) (2018). Revista Europea de Estudios Latinoamericanos y del Caribe (Journal).

    Andere

    • Zwartjes, O. J. (organiser), Alexander-Bakkerus, A. (organiser), Zack, L. (organiser), Fernández Rodríguez, R. (organiser) & Balsem, A. C. (organiser) (24-11-2016 - 2-12-2016). Book exhibition Revitalizing Older Linguistic Documentation 2006-2016, Amsterdam, Netherlands (organising a conference, workshop, ...).

    2012

    • Fernández Rodriguez, R. (2012). Lexicografía de la lengua ilocano. Estudio de una obra manuscrita del siglo XVIII: el Calepino Ilocano.
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