Enloe High School Students Learn Language Diversity
A Noche de Dialectos aims at emphasizing the beauty of difference in language. “We believe that it’s important to talk to people about dialect diversity,” Dr. Jim Michnowicz states, “and that, linguistically speaking, there are not ‘right’ or ‘wrong’ ways to speak – just different. And these differences reflect people’s identities and where they’re from.”
An Afternoon of Achievements, FL&L Students Receive Awards
On April 20th, the Foreign Language and Literatures community joined faculty, staff, relatives, and friends in recognizing its top students for their excellence and academic prowess.
Study Abroad: The Gift That Keeps Giving
NC State Spanish lecturer Jamey Widener has family across the Atlantic Ocean. It's a long-distance connection that stems back to 1985, when Widener traveled on a study abroad trip to Santander, Spain.
Graduate Student Alex Hyler Receives Sigma Delta Pi Grant
Alex Hyler, Graduate Teaching Assistant and Master’s in foreign languages and literatures student, recently received the Sigma Delta Pi Graduate Research Grant. The grant is helping to fund her research in the Yucatan this summer alongside Dr. Jim Michnowicz for her MA research project. There, she will be conducting 12 sociolinguistic interviews in Merida, Yucatan with young (19-20 year-old) monolinguals (Spanish speaking only) and bilinguals (May and Spanish speaking).
Jordi Marí, Outstanding Teacher and Jazz Performer
Jordi’s passion for piano manifests itself in his excitement and love for jazz music in general. “For me, as a player, nothing compares to the exhilaration of playing in an improvisational way,” he states, “which is what jazz is all about. Improvisation means you’re composing the music in your head only a fraction of a second before you play it. You’re creating something on the spur of the moment…it is a risky, exciting, and wonderful feeling.”