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“Courses in Linguistics, Literacy and Translation Will Soon be Offered in Spanish”

DALLAS, TX–Spanish speakers will be able to train for cross-linguistic, cross-cultural service through linguistics, translation and literacy at the “Curso Internacional de Linguistica, Traduccion y Alfabetizacion (CILTA),” hosted and accredited by the Ricardo Palma University in Lima, Peru, and conducted by the Summer Institute of Linguistics (SIL). The language of instruction will be Spanish. “This is a strategic program for engaging Latin Americans in cross-linguistic, cross-cultural service,” states Dr. David J. Weber, CILTA Director and International Linguistic Consultant of SIL.

The course of study consists of two semesters. The first semester (for 2003, March 24 to July 22) introduces phonology, morphology-syntax, semantics-pragmatics and sociolinguistics. The second semester (for 2003, August 26 to December 22) has two tracks. One track goes further into linguistics and its application to translation; students completing this track are awarded a Diploma or Certificate in Linguistics and Translation. The other track deals with literacy, particularly its introduction to pre-literate societies; students completing this track are awarded a Diploma or Certificate in Linguistics and Literacy.

For more information see www.sil.org/capacitar/universidad or write to capacitar@sil.org.