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Professor Amaral Keynote Speaker in Hawaii (via Skype)

Professor Amaral Keynote Speaker in Hawaii (via Skype) | The UMass Amherst Spanish & Portuguese Program Newsletter | Scoop.it

 

"Combining Documentation Initiatives with Language Instruction"

November 21, 12:00pm - 1:15pm
Manoa Campus, Moore Hall 258 

Special presentation via Skype sponsored by the Center for Second Language Research: 

Combining Documentation Initiatives with Language Instruction to Improve Bilingual Education at Wapichana (Arawak) Schools in Brazil

Presenters:
Dr. Luiz Amaral, Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures (Spanish and Portuguese), University of Massachusetts Amherst 

Dr. Barbara Zurer Pearson, Department of Linguistics, University of Massachusetts Amherst

Our presentation will discuss the crucial role bilingualism could play in the maintenance of an endangered Amazonian language, Wapichana, at the individual and community level.
Pearson will provide background on the factors used to evaluate the vitality of a minority language and will respond to the question: What are the odds within this community that its children will be able to—and will want to—develop skills in both Brazilian Portuguese and Wapichana?

Amaral will describe his project at Wapichana communities in partnership with the Federal University of Roraima, local language teachers, and the Brazilian Museo do Índio to bring together language documentation and language teaching—in the service of recording and hopefully reversing the decline in the use of the Wapichana language. He will also present the UNESCO/Museu do Índio Pedagogical Grammar project that he is currently coordinating. This project involves linguists and teachers working with five different languages: Wapichana (Arawak), Paresi (Arawak), Ikpeng (Karib), Kawaiweté (Tupi), and Karajá (Jê).

 

Event Sponsor
Department of Second Language Studies, Manoa Campus

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THE SPANISH AND PORTUGUESE PROGRAM IN THE DEPARTMENT OF LANGUAGES, LITERATURES AND CULTURES

THE SPANISH AND PORTUGUESE PROGRAM IN THE DEPARTMENT OF LANGUAGES, LITERATURES AND CULTURES | The UMass Amherst Spanish & Portuguese Program Newsletter | Scoop.it

Check our webpage: http://www.umass.edu/spanport/

Questions? Email:


- Luiz Amaral, Program Director, amaral@umass.edu
- Albert Lloret, Graduate Program Director, lloret@umass.edu
- Carole Cloutier, Language Program Director, cloutier@spanport.umass.edu
- Patricia Gubitosi, Undergraduate Program Director, gubitosi@spanport.umass.edu
- Meghan Armstrong-Abrami, Honors Program Director, armstrong@spanport.umass.edu
- Mary Olmo, Office Program Manager, dolmo@admin.umass.edu

- Mary Maynard, Undergraduate Program Administrator, maynard@umass.edu


We are located in 416 Herter Hall,

161 Presidents Drive,

University of Massachusetts

Amherst, MA 01003.

Phone: (413) 545-2887 Fax: (413) 545-3178

 

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To know more about our academic programs, please visit:

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PhD Student Maria Guarino presents at the 2017 ACTFL Modern Language Conference in Nashville1

PhD Student Maria Guarino presents at the 2017 ACTFL Modern Language Conference in Nashville1 | The UMass Amherst Spanish & Portuguese Program Newsletter | Scoop.it
PhD student Maria Guarino gave a presentation on a social media initiative she started with her High School foreign language classes last year. The session was called: #nofilter Utilizing Social Media to Facilitate Learning, not Hinder it.
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PhD Student Carla Suárez Vega presents at the 2017 Mid-America Conference on Hispanic Literatures

PhD Student Carla Suárez Vega presents at the 2017 Mid-America Conference on Hispanic Literatures | The UMass Amherst Spanish & Portuguese Program Newsletter | Scoop.it
PhD student Carla Suárez Vega presented her paper "Género en Transición: travestismo, performance y (contra)cultura", at the 2017 Mid-America Conference on Hispanic Literatures held on October 26-28 at Washington Univeristy in St. Louis, Missouri. Her presentation was part of the panel "New Mappings of Spain's Transición".
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Celebrate the publication of Peter Bush’s English translation of Joan Sale’s Catalan literary classic Incerta glòria! 

Celebrate the publication of Peter Bush’s English translation of Joan Sale’s Catalan literary classic Incerta glòria!  | The UMass Amherst Spanish & Portuguese Program Newsletter | Scoop.it
 
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MEDDEAS Become a Language Assistant

MEDDEAS Become a Language Assistant | The UMass Amherst Spanish & Portuguese Program Newsletter | Scoop.it
MEDDEAS Become a Language Assistant. Spend a year in Spain teaching oral practice of English and get paid. Information Session: October 27, 11:15-11:45, Herter 117 For more information contact Carole Cloutier: cloutier@umass.edu
 
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Conversations about Culture, Literature and Translation with Alicia Borinsky, Regina Galasso and Natasha Hakimi

Conversations about Culture, Literature and Translation with Alicia Borinsky, Regina Galasso and Natasha Hakimi | The UMass Amherst Spanish & Portuguese Program Newsletter | Scoop.it
Join us for a poetry reading and conversation with Alicia Borinsky and her translators Regina Galasso and Natasha Hakimi. Regina Galasso is Professor at U.Mass, Amherst, literary scholar and translator of LAS CIUDADES PERDIDAS VAN AL PARÁISO. Natasha Hakimi is poet and translator of LA MUJER DE MI MARIDO. FRIDAY, OCT 27, 11:15 AM to 1:10 PM at BU Pardee School of Global Studies, 121 Bay State Road, Boston.
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Talk by Professor Labrador Méndez on 10/27

Talk by Professor Labrador Méndez on 10/27 | The UMass Amherst Spanish & Portuguese Program Newsletter | Scoop.it
Please join us on Friday, October 27 at 3:30pm for Professor Germán Labrador Méndez's lecture on the Spanish transition to democracy, countercultural movements and the current crisis of the constitutional model in Spain. Professor Labrador Méndez is associate professor in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese Languages and Cultures at Princeton University. His most recent book, "Culpables por la literatura. Imaginación política y contracultura en la transición española" [Guilty of Literature. Political Imagination and Counter-Culture in the Spanish Transition to Democracy] (1968-1984) (Siglo XXI, 2017), analyzes countercultural activism in 1970s Spain.
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Café Lusófono

Café Lusófono | The UMass Amherst Spanish & Portuguese Program Newsletter | Scoop.it
Join us and practice your Spanish at the 4th floor lounge of Herter while drinking coffee and eating some cookies!
 
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Fall 2017 Catalan Cafè

Fall 2017 Catalan Cafè | The UMass Amherst Spanish & Portuguese Program Newsletter | Scoop.it
Please come and join us every Tuesday from 12 noon to 1 pm to practice your Catalan at Herter 4th floor lounge plus have some free coffee!!!
 
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UMass Ph.D. student Gina Malagold: Visiting Professor at the Universidad de Granada, Spain 

UMass Ph.D. student Gina Malagold: Visiting Professor at the Universidad de Granada, Spain  | The UMass Amherst Spanish & Portuguese Program Newsletter | Scoop.it
Our Ph.D. student Gina Malagold is ready to start the 2017-2018 academic year at Universidad de Granada as Visiting Professor. Gina will teach courses on academic English writing and translation studies as part of the Graduate Exchange Program between the University of Massachusetts and the Universidad de Granada.
 
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Latin American Literature PhD Candidate Pilar Osorio Read her Short Story “Sor Juana” During the Book Day Celebration at Ramón Pérez de Ayala Library in Oviedo, Spain

Latin American Literature PhD Candidate Pilar Osorio Read her Short Story “Sor Juana” During the Book Day Celebration at Ramón Pérez de Ayala Library in Oviedo, Spain | The UMass Amherst Spanish & Portuguese Program Newsletter | Scoop.it
Our PhD Candidate Pilar Osorio Lora read her short story entitled "Sor Juana” during the Book Day Celebration held on April 25, 2017 at The Asturias Library Ramón Pérez de Ayala, Spain. This short story was produced in a Creative Writing Workshop offered by the same library and organized by Professor Fernando Meléndez. “Sor Juana” will be published in the 2017 edition of “El Cid.”
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UMASS PhD Candidate Pilar Osorio Presents at the 16th Triennial EACLALS Conference

UMASS PhD Candidate Pilar Osorio Presents at the 16th Triennial EACLALS Conference | The UMass Amherst Spanish & Portuguese Program Newsletter | Scoop.it
Latin American Literature PhD Candidate Pilar Osorio Lora presented her research paper entitled "Consciousness awareness in Abeng by Michelle Cliff” at the 16th Triennial EACLALS Conference: Performing the Urban: Embodiments, Inventories, Rhythms held on April 3-7, 2017 at Universidad de Oviedo, Spain. This paper is part of Pilar's dissertation, which focuses on consciousness in "Abeng" by Michelle Cliff and "Balún Canan" by Rosario Castellanos.
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2017 Sant Jordi Celebration Catalan Week at UMass Amherst 

2017 Sant Jordi Celebration Catalan Week at UMass Amherst  | The UMass Amherst Spanish & Portuguese Program Newsletter | Scoop.it
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Especial Issue of “Guaraguao Revista de Cultura Latinoamericana” edited by Professor Margara Russotto

Especial Issue of “Guaraguao Revista de Cultura Latinoamericana” edited by Professor Margara Russotto | The UMass Amherst Spanish & Portuguese Program Newsletter | Scoop.it
The 55th issue of “Guaraguao Revista de Cultura Latinoamericana,” edited by Professor Margara Russotto, is solely devoted to the confluences of literature and arts. The articles in this especial dossier deal with the different forms in which literature and arts converge, and problematize the complexity and multiplicity of these intersections.
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Sheryl Bernardo-Hinesley Successfully Passed Her Dissertation Oral Defense

Sheryl Bernardo-Hinesley Successfully Passed Her Dissertation Oral Defense | The UMass Amherst Spanish & Portuguese Program Newsletter | Scoop.it
Sheryl Bernardo-Hinesley successfully passed the oral defense of her dissertation entitled “Pronoun Variation in Cavite Chabacano: Creole/ Non-Lexifier Contact Situation” on Thursday November 9th, 2017 at 9:00AM in Herter 301. Currently, she is a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Spanish and Lower Division Spanish Coordinator in the Department of Modern and Classical Languages at Columbus State University, Columbus, GA.
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This Spring 2018 get started with… CATALAN!!!

This Spring 2018 get started with… CATALAN!!! | The UMass Amherst Spanish & Portuguese Program Newsletter | Scoop.it
The Spanish and Portuguese Unit is offering Elementary Catalan I (CAT 110 – 3 cr.), Conversational Catalan (CAT 297A – 3 cr.), and Catalan Culture (CAT 321) during Spring 2018. For more information, contact Guillem Molla: gmolla@spanport.umass.edu
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Desafíos y logros de la novela peruana contemporánea. A lecture by Professor César Ferreira

Desafíos y logros de la novela peruana contemporánea. A lecture by Professor César Ferreira | The UMass Amherst Spanish & Portuguese Program Newsletter | Scoop.it
Please join us for Professor César Ferreira’s lecture on the evolution of the novel in the Peruvian cannon during the second half of the twentieth century, and an overview of new trends in recent Peruvian writing.
November 7, 2017. 4:00 pm. 301 Herter Hall
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4th edition of the Latin American Film Festival at UMass

4th edition of the Latin American Film Festival at UMass | The UMass Amherst Spanish & Portuguese Program Newsletter | Scoop.it
The 4th edition of the Latin American Film Festival at UMass is devoted to Women’s view on Latin America. 

 Program: 
 October 16: Que Horas Ela Volta?
 October 23: Pelo Malo 
 October 30: Rompecabezas 
 November 6: Madeinusa
 November 13: Dólares de arena 

Original versions with English subtitles. 
Pizza and soda will be served for everyone attending. 

Location: UMass, S350 ILC 

Every Monday from 6:45pm to 9:30pm
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Three Hispanic Linguistics PhD Candidates presented at LASSO 2017 XLVI 

Three Hispanic Linguistics PhD Candidates presented at LASSO 2017 XLVI  | The UMass Amherst Spanish & Portuguese Program Newsletter | Scoop.it
Alba Arias Álvarez, Sheryl Bernardo-Hinesley, and Fiona Dixon presented their work at the 46th Annual Meeting of the Linguistic Association of the Southwest held at New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, NM on October 5-7, 2017. Alba Arias Álvarez presented her research entitled “Movilidad e identidad lingüística en una familia gallego-asturiana”, Sheryl Bernardo-Hinesley presented her work entitled “Language Attitudes and Language Shift Among Speakers of Cavite Chabacano”, and Fiona Dixon presented her study entitled “Dominican Indexicality of /s/ in the Diaspora”.
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Enjoy Live Brazilian Music in the First Café Lusófono Fall 2017 

Enjoy Live Brazilian Music in the First Café Lusófono Fall 2017  | The UMass Amherst Spanish & Portuguese Program Newsletter | Scoop.it
Come join us at our First Café Lusófono this Fall. Enjoy Live Brazilian music with coffee and snacks! Friday, September 22 from 2:30 to 3:30 in Herter, 301.
 
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Café Olé Fall 2017

Café Olé Fall 2017 | The UMass Amherst Spanish & Portuguese Program Newsletter | Scoop.it
Come join us and share a cup of coffee while practicing your Spanish every week at the 4th-floor lounge of Herter!
 
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This Fall 2017 get started with… CATALAN!!!

This Fall 2017 get started with… CATALAN!!! | The UMass Amherst Spanish & Portuguese Program Newsletter | Scoop.it
The Spanish and Portuguese Unit is offering Elementary Catalan I (CAT 110 – 3 cr.) and Intensive Intermediate Catalan (CAT 246 – 6 cr.) during Fall 2017. For more information contact Guillem Molla: gmolla@spanport.umass.edu
 
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Latin American Literature PhD Candidate Claudia Páez presents at the XX Congreso de la Asociación de Colombianistas 

Latin American Literature PhD Candidate Claudia Páez presents at the XX Congreso de la Asociación de Colombianistas  | The UMass Amherst Spanish & Portuguese Program Newsletter | Scoop.it
Ph.D. student Claudia Páez presented her study entitled "La naturaleza en Llanura, soledad y viento: una visión ecológica", at the XX Congreso de la Asociación de Colombianistas: Colombias Globales held from August 3-5 at the University of San Diego, California. The main aim of her paper was to inquire into the different images of the nature presented in Manuel González Martínez’ novel: “Llanura, soledad y viento”.
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PhD Candidate Pilar Osorio Presents at the XIV Congreso Internacional ALEPH

PhD Candidate Pilar Osorio Presents at the XIV Congreso Internacional ALEPH | The UMass Amherst Spanish & Portuguese Program Newsletter | Scoop.it
Latin American Literature PhD Candidate Pilar Osorio Lora presented her work entitled "De la construcción de la conciencia y los juegos con los límites formales en 'Abeng' de Michelle Cliff y 'Balún Canán' de Rosario Castellanos” at the XIV Congreso Internacional ALEPH: transbordos literarios held on April 18-21, 2017 at Universidad de Barcelona, Spain. This paper is part of Pilar's current research on consciousness in "Abeng" by Michelle Cliff and "Balún Canan" by Rosario Castellanos.
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UMass Representation at the 3rd Biennial Latina/o Literary Theory and Criticism Conference 

UMass Representation at the 3rd Biennial Latina/o Literary Theory and Criticism Conference  | The UMass Amherst Spanish & Portuguese Program Newsletter | Scoop.it
Professor Kristie Soares, and PhD Students Aida Roldán García and Carla Suárez Vega presented at the 3rd Biennial Latina/o Literary Theory and Criticism Conference held at John Jay College of Criminal Justice on April 13-15, 2017. Professor Soares and Aida Roldán presented their work in the panel "On the Colorline: The Clashing Racial Paradigms of Latinidad". Carla Suárez presented her paper “A Weapon of My Own”: questioning culture, gender, and sexuality through graphic narrative in Cristy C. Road’s Spit and Passion”.
 
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Hispanic Linguistics PhD Student Sheryl Bernardo-Hinesley Presents at the 26th Conference on Spanish in the United States & 11th Conference on Spanish in Contact with Other Languages 

Hispanic Linguistics PhD Student Sheryl Bernardo-Hinesley Presents at the 26th Conference on Spanish in the United States & 11th Conference on Spanish in Contact with Other Languages  | The UMass Amherst Spanish & Portuguese Program Newsletter | Scoop.it
Our PhD Student Sheryl Bernardo-Hinesley presented her study entitled “Subject Pronouns in the Spanish Spoken in Massachusetts” at the 26th Conference on Spanish in the United States & 11th Conference on Spanish in Contact with Other Languages held from April 6-8, 2017 at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah.
 
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