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Students discuss their involvement with the Shiwilu Project

April 26, 2011 by | News

Check out this video of Chapman undergraduate students discussing their involvement with the Shiwilu Project, specifically in the elaboration of a trilingual (Shiwilu-Spanish-English) dictionary. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QWrUeUREyxU] As part of the SPAN 396 course (Fall 2010), taught by  Dr. Pilar Valenzuela, Associate Professor of Department of Languages, students worked on Spanish and English versions and learned about linguistic diversity, differences in worldview and

Italian students meet famous Italian writer Erri DeLuca

April 19, 2011 by | Lang

Italian students pose with famous Italian writer, Erri DeLuca Italian students were very excited to have the opportunity to attend a special Q&A; session with Italy’s most famous contemporary writer, Erri DeLuca on Tuesday, April 5, 2011. While visiting with students, Mr. DeLuca read a passage from one of his best known novels, God’s Mountain.

An afternoon of Italian Poetry, May 1

April 14, 2011 by | English

The Orange County Italian Cultural Association (http://www.ocica.org/) invites you to the VICOLO DEI POETI, an afternoon of Italian Poetry on Sunday, May 1, 2011 at 4 p.m. in the Francoli Gourmet Restaurant in the city of Orange. Eight students from Chapman Associate Professor Dr. Robert Buranello’s ITAL343 course have submitted their poetry and will find

French Film Festival, Mar. 24-27

February 18, 2011 by | Events

The Second Annual French Film Festival returns to Chapman University with eight, new and amazing French films. This year a variety of contemporary feature films and documentaries were chosen from the Tournees Featured Selection of french cinema. All screenings are free and open to the public. Movie and times are below, for more detailed information, please go to the French Film

Dr. Angela Tumini publishes book

February 1, 2011 by | News

Angela Tumini, Ph.D., assistant professor of Italian Studies, Language Department, Wilkinson College, recently published a book titled An Unintentional Liaison: Lars von Trier and Italian Cinema and Culture (VDM Verlag Dr. Muller 2011). Dr. Tumini’s book focuses on the way in which von Trier’s cinema can simultaneously be redefined in relationship with Italian cinema and culture, while

Students Contribute to Dictionary of an Endangered Language

December 16, 2010 by | News

In early December, students of Dr. Pilar Valenzuela’s Introduction to Hispanic Linguistics class presented their work on the trilingual dictionary that Dr. Valenzuela is preparing as part of an NSF project to document a dying Amazonian language, Shiwilu. Students worked on Spanish and English versions and learned about linguistic diversity, differences in worldview and culture, and habitat. They also, improved their knowledge of

Students Present a French Performance

December 9, 2010 by | News

The students of French 360, an upper level French course, presented a performance in French, the work of a semester, on Monday dec. 6th, in Beckman 404, in front of a very nice and enthusiastic crowd of currently enrolled students in French classes and high schoolers.  The play was written by the students, who also

Dr. Valenzuela keynotes bilingual conference on Thanksgiving Day, thanks to Skype

December 6, 2010 by | Lang

On Thursday, Nov. 25, while Americans were celebrating Thanksgiving, the Indigenous Peoples in the Peruvian Amazon were commemorating the 58th anniversary of the implementation of Bilingual Schools in their communities. Their keynote speaker was Pilar Valenzuela, Ph.D., associate professor in the Department of Languages at Chapman University, who delivered the talk titled “The Languages of the

Students of French 360 Present …

November 18, 2010 by | Events

The students of French 360 invite you to Les Poissons, a performance in French with an original script, amazing costumes, and computer animated videos. The play is accessible to all public, even if you’re not francophone! Please come and see imagination and creativity in action. Beckman 404, 8 p.m., Monday, Dec. 6, 2010

A Night With … Karen Blixen (by Dr. Angela Tumini), Nov. 16, 2010

November 12, 2010 by | Events

Danish writer and extraordinary woman, Karen Blixen (to be played by Dr. Angela Tumini) is the author of Babette’s Feast and Out of Africa, both adapted into highly acclaimed, Academy Award-winning motion pictures. Blixen remains a complex figure in the writing and history of colonial Africa. WHEN: Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2010TIME: 7 p.m.LOCATION: Wallace All Faiths Chapel