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Center for Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Cultures

  • Documenting Two Understudied Languages

    Seunghun Lee

    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

    Expanded Language Tables: Greek, Korean and Swahili

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    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.

    Modern Greek
    Thursdays, 12 – 1PM, Paresky 112
    Korean
    April 8, 6 – 7PM, Paresky 112 and May 6, 6 – 7PM Driscoll Lounge
    Swahili
    Thursdays, 5:30 – 6:30PM

    11 Million Project

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    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.