Professor Seunghun Lee will present findings from field studies of Xitsonga (South Africa) and Nuosu Yi (China) to demonstrate how studying underdocumented languages helps us to expand our understanding of the human language. He will illustrate his talk with two field studies - whistled sounds in Xitsonga and comparative construction in Nuosu Yi. Dr. Seunghun Lee is Assistant Professor of Linguistics and TESOL at Central Connecticut State University. He currently works on the phonetics and phonology of understudied languages such as Xitsonga, Nuosu Yi, Burmese and Korean. His research interests include syntax-prosody interface, consonant-tone interaction, phonetics-phonology interface and L2 phonology.
Tuesday, April 15, 5:30PM in Hollander 241
Jonathan Blitzer explores what it is like to be a foreigner abroad. What happens to Americans in Spain? What does the country mean to them - and what do we seem to mean to Spaniards? The days of Hemingway are over. American bluster has softened in Iberia. A Sun Also Rises makes way for Leaving the Atocha Station. The Bush years have rebranded American brawn, and the expat intellectual has new bonafides to prove. Spain is a strangely compelling proving ground. We’ll start in Madrid and end in Oviedo, where Woody Allen is enbronzed for all to see.
May 5th, 4:15 | Griffin 7
We are pleased to announce three new language tables for the semester. Whether you are fluent in the language, have traveled to a country where the language is spoken or are simply curious about the language and culture, all are welcome to join in conversation over a meal for the remainder of the semester.
Language tables are an excellent opportunity for students to maintain and refine their language skills in a social setting.
Thursdays, 12 – 1PM, Paresky 112
April 8, 6 – 7PM, Paresky 112 and May 6, 6 – 7PM Driscoll Lounge
Thursdays, 5:30 – 6:30PM
The 11 Million Project is an on-going series of events that aims to raise awareness about the need for comprehensive immigration reform. 11 Million refers to the estimated number of undocumented persons currently living in the United States. This student-initiative grew out of a winter study travel course on the US-Mexico border.