TITLE: Francisco Pareja: Missionary and Linguist in Spanish Colonial Florida
SPEAKER: Lisa Noetzel
EVENT DATE: 2009/12/03
RUNNING TIME: 39 minutes
Timucuan is a dead language. Spoken by an indigenous tribe that lived in northeast-north central Florida during the time of Spanish colonization, it was learned and recorded by Friar Francisco Pareja, a missionary and self-taught linguist. Thanks to his efforts, Timucua is now considered the best attested language from a native tribe in Spanish Colonial Florida.
Speaker Biography: Lisa Noetzel is Assistant Professor of Spanish at Washington College in Chestertown, Md. She has a bachelor's in foreign languages and international relations from Rollins College, a master's in French from New York University and a master's and doctorate in Spanish from The Pennsylvania State University. She has a publication titled "The Spanish Progressive and its Latin Source" (2007).