Nahuatl Summer Language Institute II: Becas

H-México Moderadores (by) ibarrara at
Wed Jan 5 18:33:05 UTC 2000

Yale University and the Title VI Consortium of New England has recently
accessed funds to provide a full tuition stipend and $2,400 in living
expenses to students who wish to attend the Nahuatl Summer Language
Institute II at Yale University (21 June to 13 August 1999). We apologize
for the lateness of this announcement but would welcome those who wish to
take an intensive course in Nahuatl but for financial reasons were unable
to apply. Those interested should contact Jonathan D. Amith (coordinator
and co-instructor) at Jonathan.amith at or at either of the following
telephone numbers: 203/432-3197 or 203/624-5209. The application should
include a letter of application and, if possible, a recommendation and/or
transcript. However, given the lateness of this announcement we will be
flexible in this regard.

Below is a short description of the course. Further information can be
obtained at the website:

Nahuatl Summer Language Institute II at the
Yale Summer Language Institute
June 21-August 13, 1999

*Intensive language training in Classical, colonial, and modern Nahuatl
*three-hours per day of language instruction during an eight-week period
*weekly translation workshops for direct experience with historical=
*emphasis on the diversity of Nahuatl in order to prepare students for
work in a wide range of textual materials
*training in the utilization of the Copenhagen Nahuatl Dictionary Project
(CoNDiP), a computerized lexicon for the study of colonial texts
* utilization of course materials, lexicons, and texts developed especially
for this institute
*language tapes and interactive web-based and CD-ROM learning exercises
* six hours of course credit from Yale University Summer Programs
* Jonathan D. Amith and Una Canger, language instructors
* additional seminars and intensive workshops with leading scholars in the
field of Nahuatl language and culture

One week-long intensive seminar with Michel Launey, a world-renowned
scholar in the field of Classical Nahuatl

Two two-day intensive workshops led by experts in the field of colonial and
classical Nahuatl
* Louise Burkhart, SUNY-Albany, on religious texts and the translation of
European concepts into the Nahuatl language
* Andrea Mart=EDnez, Centro de Investigaciones y Estudios Superiores en
Antropolog=EDa Social, Mexico City, on the Actas de Tlaxcala
* Susan Schroeder, Loyola University of Chicago, on the genre of
Nahuatl-language annals and native-language texts that record an indigenous
historical perspective

Application procedure
* open to undergraduates, graduates, and other scholars
* course approved for FLAS summer language grants
* limited financial assistance available to Yale students
* tuition costs of $2,600
* accommodation and meal plan available
* rolling admissions; space limited

For application materials and further information, contact Nahuatl Summer
Language Institute, Council on Latin American Studies, Yale University,
P.O. Box 208206, New Haven, CT  06520-8206; call 203/432-3197; or contact
the coordinator at jonathan.amith at

Co-sponsored by the Yale University Summer Language Programs and Council on
Latin American Studies, the Hewlett Foundation, and the Latin American
Studies Consortium of New England.

Please visit our website at

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