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Language in Society – Undergraduate Course Audit – Summer 2019

500.00 IVA included

Instructor: Maria Ponce de Leon, Ph.D.

Meets Mon / Tu 3.10 – 6.10 PM

Course Fee: 0€ (included in above price)

Summer Semester 2019 runs May 20 – Jun. 28


Language in Society

How did language come about? How many languages are there in the world? How do people co-exist in countries where there are two or more languages? How do babies develop language? Should all immigrants take a language test when applying for citizenship? Should English become an official language of the United States? In this course we will address these and many other questions, taking linguistic facts as a point of departure and considering their implications for our society. Through discussions and hands-on projects, students will learn how to collect, analyze, and interpret language data and how to make informed decisions about language and education policies as voters and community members. Taught in English.

About the Instructor

Dr. Ponce de Leon has been teaching Italian language, literature and culture in Rome since 1992 and has recently extended her teaching activity to the University of Monastir in Tunisia. She is an active volunteer for VIC Caritas in the Roman prison of Rebibbia.