Georg Forster Research Award of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation for Prof. Dr. Elvira Narvaja de Arnoux, guest of the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures
The sociolinguist Elvira Narvaja de Arnoux (68), Professor of Semiology at the University of Buenos Aires in Argentina, is a leading Latin American humanities scholar. She developed the Argentine discourse analysis and conducts research on the role language plays in the birth of states. She is one of the most active intermediaries between South America, North America and Europe and between research and the general public. In Germany, Narvaja de Arnoux will be working together with colleagues at the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures at Leibniz Universität Hannover, particularly with Prof. Dr. Lidia Becker. Her team will also include junior Argentine scholars.