This week’s episode is with Miroslav Valeš, who has a Ph.D. in Spanish Philology from Palacký University, Olomouc, Czech Republic and is currently Head of the Department of Romance Languages at the Technical University of Liberec, Czech Republic. In this interview, Miroslav discusses his long and varied fieldwork career, including his experiences working with the Lakhota (USA), Shuar (Ecuador) and A Fala (Spain) communities.
There is some sensitive material discussed in this interview, including traditional practices that some people may find disturbing.
Things mentioned in this episode:
- Andalusian Spanish on Wikipedia
- Fala language on Wikipedia & Ethnologue
- Lakhota language on Wikipedia & Ethnologue
- Shuar language on Wikipedia & Ethnologue
- Huambisa language on Wikipedia & Ethnologue
- Achuar language on Wikipedia & Ethnologue
- Legend of the Pishtacu (Pishtaco) on Wikipedia
- Community-Driven Documentation and Description of A Fala
- Miroslav’s publications on academia.edu
- Miroslav’s profile on ResearchGate
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