Lexicon: Spanish
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Lexicon: Spanish

On Wednesday, August 19, the IRC's Lexicon series will continue with a lesson on the Spanish language. The program will run from 7-7:45 p.m. CT.

When: Wednesday, August 19, 2020
7-7:45 p.m. CT
Where: Zoom
United States
Contact: Evan Verploegh

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On Wednesday, August 19, the IRC will continue to journey through the languages of South and Central America. With over 460 million speakers across the globe, the Spanish language stands as the second most commonly spoken native language in the world. 20 countries currently list Spanish as their official language. Luis F. Gomez Lomeli of the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences - Spanish & Portuguese at the University of Kansas will introduce the Spanish language, and provide some context on the many cultures that speak the language.

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!