Taken from the Greek ethnos “people, ethnicity” and rêma “word, utterance, thing, fact”.
In linguistic pragmatics, rheme indicates the part of a sentence which provides additional information to what has already been said (the theme).
The combination of these meanings expresses what we work on and what we would like to talk about: peoples, their language and culture, in the hopes of adding something which hasn’t been said before.
The voluntary association Ethnorêma-ODV
aims to promote study and research in the fields of linguistics, literature, ethnography, anthropology, history and all other domains which in some form or capacity deal with the world’s languages and cultures. The members of the Board of Directors and the associates of Ethnorêma have been working in fields inherent to linguistics and ethnography for years and are involved in the promotion of culture in Italy and other parts of the world.
Additionally, Ethnorêma plans to cooperate with external collaborators who bring to the table specific technical knowledge and experience as well as a pronounced sensibility regarding cultural and social themes.
The association Ethnorêma-ODV is registered in the Regional Registry of Voluntary Associations of the Province of Bolzano (Decree No. 148/1.1, 29th of September 2008), in the sector of cultural, educational and training activities.