Visiting Speakers

Chinese—Just Another Modern Foreign Language? A talk by Gerda Wielander

In this talk Gerda Wielander, Head of Modern Languages and Cultures at the University of Westminster and Associate Professor in Chinese Studies, addressed the following questions. Can Chinese be integrated into a standard MFL programme? Is it reasonable to expect similar levels of attainment in European languages and Chinese after three or four years of … Continue reading Chinese—Just Another Modern Foreign Language? A talk by Gerda Wielander

The Afro-Hispanic Languages of the Americas: Some Remarks on their Nature and Origin

A Guest Speaker Talk by Sandro Sessarego. Sandro Sessarego is Associate Professor in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese at the University of Texas at Austin. He teaches undergraduate and graduate courses on Hispanic Linguistics. He works primarily in the fields of contact linguistics, sociolinguistics and syntax. The linguistic study of the Afro-Hispanic Languages of … Continue reading The Afro-Hispanic Languages of the Americas: Some Remarks on their Nature and Origin