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Transnational Italian Studies: Summer School in Venice, 21-24 September 2015

The Transnationalizing Modern Languages project, based at the University of Warwick, invites applications from PhD students for its upcoming Summer School Transnational Italian Studies to be held in… 142 more words

Culture And Society

I papiri di Carmelo Campanella

Chiara Ottaviano   Cliomedia Officina (Torino)

Carmelo Campanella è nato a Ragusa nel 1931 e ha vissuto fino a pochi anni fa in campagna allevando bovini. In tarda età ha scoperto di essere custode di un “patrimonio” di valore: era il 2000, l’anno del giubileo, e si trovava su un pullman diretto a Roma insieme ad altri pellegrini.

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Culture And Society

Il Paroliere: Italian Word of the Week-81

‘Questo è il più mancino dei tiri. Saremmo davvero adulti con riserva? Sinistrati? Post-Italiani in un paese provvisorio?’. ‘Ma lo sai che sei tosto? Si vede subito che vieni da quel gran pezzo dell’Emilia – terra di comunisti, motori, musica, bel gioco, cucina grassa e italiani di classe’. 17 more words

Culture And Society

CAQ wants to evaluate immigrants after three years

Coalition Avenir Québec announced Monday that it would like to see a new three-year plan for admitting immigrants into Quebec.

CAQ Leader François Legault said immigrants would need to master the French language and understand Quebec values before being permitted to stay in the province. 88 more words

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Researcher finds new way to use FSA results

While the reputation of the Foundation Skills Assessment (FSA) tests has been tarnished among educators because results have been used to rank schools, one B.C. researcher says he’s found a better way to interpret the results. 638 more words

B.C. Education Report

Letter: The glass ceiling for anglophones in Quebec government

Re: “Invisible barriers in Quebec politics” (Don Macpherson, March 5)

Don Macpherson correctly points out that English-speaking Quebecers interested in public service continue to face unnecessary barriers of entry. 253 more words

Culture And Lifestyle

Swearing around the world

About a month ago, I got an email out of the blue from an editor at BBC Culture asking me if I was interested in doing an article for them on why different languages focus on different things in their swearwords (or whatever you want to call them). 49 more words

Language And Linguistics