Our world-leading faculty engage in world-changing research. Research in Foreign Languages and Literatures helps us understand how people around the world interact, migrate and express themselves. By using creative and cutting-edge techniques, our faculty are able to stay at the forefront of a constantly-evolving field.
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Study Breaks New Ground in Analyzing Colombian Spanish
Juan David Gutierrez discusses his research with an attendee of the 2016 NC State Graduate Student Research Symposium.
Hispanic Linguistics and Cognitive Science: Grad Student Pursues Her Passions
Lindsey Chandler is fascinated by the workings of the brain in learning and producing language. She has melded her interests in cognition, language acquisition and Spanish through graduate studies in both Hispanic linguistics and cognitive science at NC State.
Student Research Translates Into Broader Horizons
Tingting Ji is proficient in four languages: Chinese, French, English, and Italian. So when she saw an email about an undergraduate research award that involved translating, the Foreign Languages and Literatures major leapt at the opportunity.
Our students are out in the field, using and building language and communication skills. We have clubs and organizations for several languages and interests that match students with social and volunteer opportunities around Raleigh.
Our department also coordinates Spanish professional certificates available to anyone in the community — not just NC State students.
Meet the Press
Editorial A Contracorriente
Our department is home to a non-profit press that publishes refereed books on Latin American studies.
Our faculty are leading experts in nearly every area of foreign languages and literatures studies today, and they are authors of several of the best textbooks in foreign language education as well as authors of important articles and research in the fields of language change and world literature criticism.
Our publications include A Contracorriente, a journal on Social History and Literature in Latin America, and Dialogues: An Interdisciplinary Journal for English Language Teaching and Research.
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New Scholarly Journal for English Language Teaching and Research Releases Its First Issue
Dialogues: An Interdisciplinary Journal for English Language Teaching and Research recently published its first issue. The journal is an initiative of the English as Second Language program led by Dr. Jillian Haeseler who also serves as the journal's editor. Dialogues is sponsored by the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures.
5 Questions With Jim Gates, 2017 Diversity Lecture Speaker
Theoretical physicist Jim Gates explains why the dichotomy between seeking equity and seeking excellence is false in science and society at the the 2017 Humanities and Social Sciences Diversity Lecture.