Lexicon: Italian
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Lexicon: Italian

For our Wednesday, July 8 edition of Lexicon, Paolo Ghezzo, IRC Member and Lecturer in the Department of French and Italian at the University of Kansas, will host a program on the Italian language. Lexicon will take place from 7-7:45 p.m. on Zoom.

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When: Wednesday, July 8, 2020
7-7:45 p.m. CT
Where: Zoom
United States
Contact: Evan Verploegh

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A Romance language, Italian developed out of the “vulgar” Latin and is currently spoken by 57.7 million people in Italy with a total of  64 million speakers in 29 countries around the world, with just over a million of those speakers live in the United States. University of Kansas Lecturer Paolo Ghezzo will look to expand our understanding of the history and context of the Italian language, while providing introductory words and phrases to prepare you for your next trip to Italy. 

About Lexicon
There are around 6500 languages spoken throughout the world today, but how many can we name, much less speak? The International Relations Council is proud to present Lexicon, a weekly digital interactive program that will introduce you to a language you may not know much about. Each week, IRC members and friends will offer some history and context on a different language, let you sample the look and sounds of the language, and give you some hints on where you can experience more of the language and the cultures it represents – and you just might walk away with a new word or two. Linguists of all levels welcome!