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Incorporating Foreign Language Content in Humanities Courses

1st Edition

Edited by Priya Ananth, Leah Tolbert Lyons


160 pages

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Incorporating Foreign Language Content in Humanities Courses introduces innovative ways to integrate aspects of foreign language study into courses containing humanities concepts.

The edited collection offers case studies from various universities and across multiple languages. It serves as a useful guide to all foreign language faculty with any language expertise (as well as others interested in promoting foreign languages) for the adaptation and development of their own curricula. Infusing foreign language content into English-taught humanities courses helps promote languages as practical and relevant to students.

It will be of interest to language educators, including teachers, teachers-in-training, teacher educators, and administrators.

Table of Contents


Part I Literature

Chapter One

"Linking Language and Literature"

Leah Tolbert Lyons

Chapter Two

"A Bilingual Approach to a Humanities Course: Enriching Japanese Learning through Translating Flash Fiction into English"

Catherine Ryu

Chapter Three

"Engaging Language Policies and Poetics in an African Literature Classroom"

Julie Huntington

Chapter Four

"Finding Meaning in Translation: Critical Reading for Japanese Literature and Film in Translation"

Chiaki Takagi

Chapter Five

"Spanish Golden Age Literature in the General Education Curriculum: Sharing the Riches of Culture and Language"

Charlene Kalinoski

Part II Linguistics

Chapter Six

"Japanese and English in Contact: Linguistic and Cultural Perspectives"

Priya Ananth

Chapter Seven

"Understanding Key Sociocultural Concepts in Japanese: Unlocking the Door to Communication"

Kathy Negrelli

Chapter Eight

"Approaching Language Issues Critically: Language in Japanese Society"

Rika Ito

Chapter Nine

"Japanese Sociolinguistics: Reacting to the Past and Beyond"

Noriko Akimoto Sugimori

Chapter Ten

"Language, Identity, and Power in Japan: Gender in Japanese Language"

Junko Ueno

Part III Culture

Chapter Eleven

"Teaching Katakana in a Cool Japan Culture Course"

Yumiko Tashiro

Chapter Twelve

"Understanding Chinese Behavioral Culture through Cross-cultural Communication"

Junqing (Jessie) Jia

Chapter Thirteen

"Introducing the Portuguese Language through Brazilian Popular Culture"

Soraya Calheiros Nogueira

Chapter Fourteen

"Culture and Language Appreciation in a History of Latin America Course"

Beatriz García Glick

Chapter Fifteen

"Heroes and Heroínas: Teaching Myths and Legends through Hispanic Culture"

Tiffany Gagliardi Trotman


About the Editors

Priya Ananth is an Associate Professor of Japanese in the Department of World Languages, Literatures, and Cultures at Middle Tennessee State University.

Leah Tolbert Lyons is an Associate Professor of French in the Department of World Languages, Literatures, and Cultures at Middle Tennessee State University.

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