Blayer, Irene Maria F.

Faculty of Humanities




Blayer, Irene Maria F.

Degrees Granted

Ph.D., Romance Linguistics, University of Toronto
M.A., Ibero-American Literatures with minor in Romance Linguistics, University of Toronto
First Class Honours B.A., Brock University

Some Research Interests

Comparative Romance linguistics within a historical context; patterns of vocalic changes in Romance; oral narrative traditions and its importance for concepts of identity and culture; representation of orality in literary speech; linguistics of the Portuguese diaspora.

Selected recent publications (books, chapters in books and journal articles)

Narrativas em Metamorfose: Abordagens Interdisciplinares , ed. Irene Maria F. Blayer and Francisco Cota Fagundes (Univ. Mato Grosso, Brasil: Editorial das Faculdades Cathedral Publicações, 2009. 349 pp)

Oral and Written Narratives and Cultural Identity: Interdisciplinary Approaches , ed. Francisco Cota Fagundes and Irene Maria F. Blayer (New York, Oxford, Frankfurt, Berne: Peter Lang, 2007. 314 pp).

“Literary Representation of Non-Standardness as a Marker of Dialect ‘Voice’ in Mau Tempo no Canal: Some Considerations.” Portuguese Literary and Cultural Studies Vol. 11. Massachusetts: Dartmouth University Press (2007): 171-196.

Tradições portuguesas: Portuguese Traditions in Honour of Claude Hulet , ed. Francisco Cota Fagundes and Irene Maria F. Blayer (San Jose, California: Portuguese Heritage Publications, 2007. 550 pp).

“Vozes dialectais na ficção nemesiana” in Estudos sobre Património Oral Ed. Gabriela Funk. Ponta Delgada: Câmara Municipal de Ponta Delgada (2007):37-52.

Interdisciplinary Cross-Cultural Narratives in North America , eds. Mark Cronlund Anderson and Irene Maria F. Blayer (New York, Oxford, Frankfurt, Berne: Peter Lang, 2005. 173 pp). Supported by a SSHRC conference grant.

“Variação lingüística no Português Europeu: O caso do Português dos Açores.” Signum: Estudos da Linguagem 7.1 (2005): 43-60.

Latin American Narratives and Cultural Identity: Selected Readings , ed. Irene Maria F. Blayer and Mark Cronlund Anderson (New York, Oxford, Frankfurt, Berne: Peter Lang, 2004. 258 pp). Supported by a SSHRC conference grant.

Selected list of courses taught at Brock

  • History of Romance Languages
  • Comparative Romance Linguistics
  • Textual Analysis
  • Hispanic Linguistics
  • Applied Linguistics: Theory and Practice
  • Translation: Applications
  • Readings in Medieval Iberian Narratives
  • Iberian Narratives
  • Iberian Culture
Blayer, Irene Maria F.

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