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Revealing the Earliest Origins of Italian Language

Author: Kate Cohorst

It’s a timeless project—and a priceless opportunity: Advanced students at the University of Notre Dame are currently working with some of Italy’s top linguistics experts to assemble the most complete historical dictionary of the Italian language prior to 1375. Notre Dame is currently the only university outside of Italy invited to contribute research to the Tesoro della Lingua Italiana delle Origini (TLIO) project, an initiative of the prestigious Accademia della crusca’s Opera del vocabolario italiano (OVI) branch.

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Summer Immersion Program Advances Language and Cultural Fluency

Author: Kate Cohorst

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Notre Dame junior Elizabeth Barron left for Siena, Italy, this summer with two years of Italian under her belt and a desire to experience life in another country. She returned to campus in August with valuable cultural insights, measurable advances in language proficiency, and real-world skills she can apply to her future career in medicine.…

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Thomas Anderson Explores Political Pulse of Afro–Cuban Poetry

Author: Kevin Clarke

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The latest book by Thomas Anderson, the William M. Scholl Associate Professor of Latin American Literature at the University of Notre Dame, has been hailed as a groundbreaking commentary on the literary and cultural movement known as Afrocubanismo

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