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York U hosts first Conference on the Language of Japanese Food

A linguistics conference hosted by York University’s Department of Languages, Literatures & Linguistics (DLLL) in the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies (LA&PS), examined the language of Japanese food May 4 and 5 at York’s Keele Campus. The Conference on the Language of Japanese Food 2018 (CLJF2018) was the first attempt to break away from […]

York students earn prizes at National Japanese Speech Contest

Two York University students were named second- and third-place winners in their categories after presenting their speeches at the 29th National Japanese Speech Contest, held at the University of Alberta on March 24. Left to right: Consul-General Kunihiko Tanabe, Andrew Christensen, Professor Takahiko Masuda Left to right: Consul-General Kunihiko Tanabe, Gabby Ricker, Professor Takahiko Masuda Twenty-five […]

DLLL Awards - We pay tribute to our top students

The Department of Languages, Literatures and Linguistics in the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies (LA & PS) hosted a 2016-17 Awards Reception on Oct. 11. A very proud group of students and their faculty at the DLLL Awards Celebration The event celebrated the academic achievement and volunteerism of 40 students. Hosted and sponsored […]

The Passing of Professor Emeritus Nick Elson

The following tribute to Professor Emeritus Nick Elson, a long-serving member of the Department of Languages, Literatures and Linguistics (DLLL) in the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies, was submitted to YFile by Professors Brian Morgan (Glendon) with contributions from Ian Martin (Glendon), Linda Steinman (DLLL-ESL) and Roberta Iannacito-Provenzano (Chair-DLLL). Professor Elson died on Sept. […]

Renowned chefs highlight of Italian Foodways Worldwide Conference at York University

Renowned Italian/Canadian chefs guided a culinary journey of Italy during a three-day conference, “Italian Foodways Worldwide: A Conference on the Dispersal of Italian Cuisine(s),” at York University and Centennial College. York University’s Department of Languages, Literatures & Linguistics and the Mariano A. Elia Chair in Italian-Canadian Studies presented the event Oct. 19 to 22. Chef […]

York hosts special 100-year commemoration of the tango

A celebration of tango and its place in Hispanic culture was marked by York University’s Department of Languages, Literatures and Linguistics (Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies) on Nov. 28 with the screening of two short films. Hosted by the Spanish Program, the event was a special commemoration marking the 100th anniversary of the […]

York professors host Toronto’s Cuban community in discussion on culture and identity

Toronto’s Cuban community gathered on July 7 for a Community Conversation, hosted by two York University Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies (LAPS) professors, to address issues of culture and identity surrounding their island nation. Julio Fonseca Spanish language and culture Professor Julio Fonseca from the Department of Languages, Literatures & Linguistics, alongside the […]