Author: Álvaro Eduardo Cano Betancur

I was born in the city of Medellín, department of Antioquia (Colombia) on November 12, 1955. Studies of Philosophy and Theology, Pontifical Bolivarian University, Medellín (Colombia). Degree in Education-Languages, Spanish and Literature, Universidad de Antioquia, Medellín (Colombia), 1990. Specialization in Spanish Language and Literature, Instituto de Cooperación Iberoamericana, Madrid (Spain), 1995. Master in Hispanic Linguistics, Instituto Caro y Cuervo, Bogotá (Colombia), 1996. Thesis: Coronimia antioqueña which was later published with some modifications by the Universidad del Quindío in 2010. Staff Teacher, Spanish Literature and Language Program, Faculty of Education, Universidad del Quindío, Armenia (Quindío, Colombia). In addition, because of my humanistic academic background, I have been a professor of Latin and Greek. Areas of study: Sociolinguistics in marginal areas of Colombia and Semiotics in Numismatics. Hobbies: Diving, cycling, walking in the mountains, getting to know cities, people and customs from other latitudes, collecting and studying the use of signs on coins and world notes.