Francisco Gomes de Matos


Professor Francisco Gomes de Matos is also a Member of our HumanDHS Global Core Team, and kindly coordinates two of our projects: he is the Director and Coordinator of HumanDHS’s World Language for Equal Dignity Project and of HumanDHS’s Creativity Through Equal Dignity Project. Furthermore he is a founding member of the World Dignity University.
Professor Francisco Gomes de Matos is Professor Emeritus of Linguistics, Federal University of Pernambuco and President of the Board of Associação Brasil America. He is a member of the Dom Helder Camara Human Rights Commission, Federal University of Pernambuco.

His book Nurturing Nonkilling:a Poetic Plantation was published June 2009 by the Center for Global Nonkilling, Honolulu. It can be downloaded,FREE,pdf format, from this site.
Francisco Gomes de Matos has taught linguistics and languages at the Federal University of Pernambuco (UFPE) in Recife, northeastern Brazil till his retirement in 2003. He holds degrees in languages and law from UFPE and in linguistics from the University of Michigan and the Catholic University of São Paulo. He has served as a Visiting Professor at the Universities of Texas (Austin), Mexico, Ottawa, and Georgia (Athens, USA). Gomes de Matos is the author of two pioneering pleas: For a Universal Declaration of Linguistic Rights (1984) and for Communicative Peace (1993). His current research interests include linguistic rights and responsibilities (of language users) and peace linguistics.
Please see some of Francisco’s publications listed at the page linked on top.

Human Dignity and Humiliation Studies is proud to publish poems and other works from Francisco, as part of his ongoing Applied Peace Linguistics activity. A selection of these can be found at the following pages:

Received in 2011:

Received in 2010:

Poems from previous years may be found at HumanDHS’s World Language for Equal Dignity web pages. Please refer also to Francisco’s poems published at the website of the Global Center for Nonkilling.

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