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10/28/2014
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The Latin American and Latino Studies Program was established to encourage the study of Latin American and Latino history, culture, geography, economics and politics. Working with students and a distinguished interdisciplinary faculty, the Program is committed to enhancing and advancing the understanding of and appreciation for Latin America and its people.

WFU 2017 MLK “Building the Dream” award winers

01/18/2017
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It is a great honor to announce that Cazandra Rebollar,  a Senior Psychology major and LALS minor and first-generation college student, was awarded the WFU 2017 MLK “Building the Dream” award.  Cazandra was recognized for her commitment to social justice and those most marginalized and disenfranchised.  She has worked on behalf of new immigrants and […] Read more »

Afro-Brazilian Capoeira Angola Workshop

12/02/2016
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What is it?  Capoeira Angola es a games whose origins may go as far back as the 16th. century, when Africans were enslaved and taken to Salvador, Brazil.  In its history and practice, Capoeira Angola reflects the philosophy and aesthetics of its origins.  Similar to many African traditions, there are no clear-cut distinctions between the […] Read more »

Dr. Jason Rohman – Bilingualism and cognition: What psycholinguistic and cognitive neuroscience research tells us about potential benefits of bilingualism

11/16/2016
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The Linguistics Program and Department of Romance Languages present a talk on bilingualism and cognition by Dr. Jason Rothman.  This talk will focus on today’s question regarding the potential benefits bilingualism might confer. Tuesday, November 29, 2016 6:00 PM Kulynych Auditorium Byrum Welcome Center

Dr. Jason Rothman – Different is NOT deviant NOR incomplete: Getting at the Source of (Some) Competence Difference in Heritage Speaker Morphosyntax

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The Linguistics Program and the Department of Romance Languages present a talk on heritage speakers by Dr. Jason Rothman.  In his talk, Dr. Rothman will introduce the audience and problematize both the concept of what a heritage language bilingual is and the literature that has studied their competence outcomes in adulthood over the past two […] Read more »

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