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WLE Research Colloquium
The 2016 World Languages Research Colloquium was a great success! It was exciting to see our graduate students and undergraduate students present their research in so many - often interdisciplinary - fields. Our featured speaker Dr. Eric Shepherd’s presentation "Dang di ge dang: Hearing the Shandong Fast Tale Auralscape", was truly remarkable and brought to mind affiliations with traditions and performance in other societies such as those of Ancient Greece. You can see the full program here.

Ancient and Modern Mythologies

Cuba and Brazil: Cultures in Dialogue

Love, War, Philosophy and Music across the Ages

Applied Linguistics

"Could the Language Barrier Actually Fall Within the Next 10 Years?"
Dr. David Arbesú just published "Could the language barrier actually fall within the next 10 years?" in The Conversation.

The 22nd Southeast Conference on Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Film (SCFLLF)
The 22nd SCFLLF was held in February 2016, hosted by Stetson University in Celebration, Florida. The Conference is organized by the Department of World Languages and Cultures, the Department Boundless Learning at Stetson University, as well as the Department of World Languages at the University of South Florida.

"What's Behind Japan's Moss Obsession?"
Mako Nozu and Brian Thompson recently published "What's Behind Japan's Moss Obsession?", which is USF's first contribution to The Conversation, an academic news site.

Congratulations to the WLE BA students on the Dean's List for Fall 2015:
Jacob Alcala - Russian
Jonathan Assis - Classics
Ashley Derr - Classics
Natalie Fulle - Spanish
Natesha Godbee - German
Cheyenne Kuyper - French
Justin Marin - Spanish
Tara Pearson - German
Angela Smith - French
Joshua Thornton - German
Victoria Walker - Spanish
James Rasmussen - Russian

Farewell Lecture - Dr. Gaëtan Brulotte

Honorary Consul of France and President of FRAMCO, Jean-Charles Faust, Dr. Christine Probes and Dr. Gaëtan Brulotte
Dr. Gaëtan Brulotte gave an overview of his recently published book about the most celebrated Canadian painter of the 20th century - Jean Paul Lemieux. The occasion was his upcoming retirement after 31 years of service at USF.

Erhan Aslan, a SLA/IT Ph.D. student co-advised by Amy Thompson and Camilla Vasquez of World Languages, was recently named one of five world-wide TESOL Research Mini-grant winners. This award provides up to US$2,500 for those who are currently working on or would like to start research projects that are aligned with the TESOL Research Agenda. Congratulations Erhan!

On December 10, 2015, Wesley Curtis successfully defended his dissertation entitled, "The effects of processing instruction on Chinese learners’ acquisition of Spanish copulae."  His co-major professors were Dr. Amy Thompson and Dr. Victoria Russell (Valdosta State) and committee members were Dr. Camilla Vásquez and Dr. Wei Zhu. Congratulations Wesley!

After successfully defending her dissertation, Hatime Ciftci graduated from the SLA/IT Ph.D. program in December 2015. Hatime's research focuses on the pragmatics of office hour interactions in English medium universities in Turkey. Hatime was advised by Dr. Camilla Vasquez, with Drs. Wei Zhu, Amy Thompson, and Amanda Huensch serving as dissertation committee members. Congratulations Hatime!