LINGUIST List 9.160

Tue Feb 3 1998

FYI: Humor Studies, Quechua

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  1. Amy Carrell, 3rd Humor Studies Seminar
  2. Serafin M. Coronel-Molina, Summer Quechua at U Penn (fwd)

Message 1: 3rd Humor Studies Seminar

Date: Sat, 31 Jan 1998 10:33:35 -0600 (CST)
From: Amy Carrell <>
Subject: 3rd Humor Studies Seminar

Seminar Announcement

The third International Humor Studies Seminar will be held at the
University of Central Oklahoma (UCO) from July 6 until July 18, 1998.
This year's Seminar features two one-week sessions: Humor Studies 
(July 6-11) and Humor and Health (July 13-18).

The first session, Humor Studies, features The Interpretation of Humor: 
A Socio-Cultural Approach, taught by Elliott Oring of California State
University at Los Angeles, and Humor and its Audience(s), taught by 
Amy Carrell of the University of Central Oklahoma. 

The second session, Humor and Health, features Overcoming the
Pinnochio Complex, taught by clinical psychologist Michael Titze of
Tuttlingen, Germany, and The Step Beyond Theory: Developing Skills to
Make Humor Relevant in Personal, Interpersonal, and Organizational
Settings, taught by clinical psychologist Waleed A. Salameh of San Diego,

Classes will meet from 8:30 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. on weekdays and from
9:00 a.m. until noon on Saturday.

Academic credit at both the undergraduate and graduate levels is
available for each session students admissible to UCO. Upon successful
completion of the Seminar, participants will receive a certificate of
endorsement from the Seminar Director and the International Society for
Humor Studies.

UCO is located in Edmond, OK, on the outskirts of Oklahoma City, and is
serviced by Will Rogers World Airport in Oklahoma City. UCO enrolls
approximately 15,500 students and is the third largest four-year institution
of higher education in the state.

The Seminar is endorsed by the International Society for Humor Studies (ISHS).

For more information, please contact

Amy Carrell, Seminar Director
Department of English
University of Central Oklahoma
100 N. University Drive
Edmond, OK 73034-0184 USA
(405) 341-2980, ext. 5609
fax: (405) 330-3823
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Message 2: Summer Quechua at U Penn (fwd)

Date: Sun, 1 Feb 1998 22:06:10 -0500 (EST)
From: Serafin M. Coronel-Molina <>
Subject: Summer Quechua at U Penn (fwd)

To all interested members:

The following announcement is to bring to your attention a new course 
that will be offered this summer. Anyone who is interested in the Andean 
region of South America and also in indigenous languages may be 
interested in learning Quechua, one of the ancient indigenous languages 
of this region. If you are interested, please contact the Penn Language 
Center (contact information is at the end of this announcement) for more 
details on enrolling this summer. 

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*Elementary Quechua I and II will be offered at The University of
Pennsylvania in Summer 1998.* These courses are open to graduate
students, advanced undergraduates, professionals and other interested
individuals. They will be taught by Serafin Coronel-Molina, a native
speaker of Quechua, using a combination of traditional and multimedia
texts. The course has been developed in close consultation with Dr.
Nancy H. Hornberger of the Graduate School of Education at the University
of Pennsylvania.
Elementary Quechua I (LING 140 for undergraduates; LING 508 for
graduates) will be offered in the first summer session (May 19 to June
26, 1998), and will meet five days a week from 10:00 am to 12:00 noon.
Elementary Quechua II (LING 141 for undergraduates; LING 509 for
graduates) will be offered in the second summer session (June 29 to
August 7, 1998), and will also meet five days a week from 10:00 am to
12:00 noon.
Elementary Quechua I is intended for students with no previous study
experience in Quechua. It introduces students to the language and
culture of the Quechua people. This is the language that was spoken by
the ancient Incas and is still spoken today by more than 10 million
speakers throughout the Andean countries of South America. The variety
taught will be from the Southern Quechua family spoken in Peru. The
course will promote the development of the four language skills:
speaking, listening, reading and writing, providing a good practical
command of oral and written skills appropriate for everyday situations.
In addition, classwork will include discussion of native Andean culture,
as well as the changing face of Quechua culture in light of recent
migration trends.
Elementary Quechua II is a continuation of Elementary Quechua I for
students who have taken the first session course or who have previously
studied Southern Peruvian Quechua at the beginning level. The format
will be the same as for Elementary Quechua I, with continued building of
the four essential language skills: speaking, listening, reading and
writing. Grammatical structures will be continually reviewed throughout
this course, while a rich input of material in Quechua is provided with
the goal of increasing the range of vocabulary and linguistic structures
as well as knowledge of the culture.
For further information and registration, contact the Penn Language
Center, 401 Lauder-Fischer Hall, Philadelphia, PA 19104-6330. Telephone
(215) 898-6039, fax (215) 573-2139. E-mail <> (Ms.
Lada Vassilieva).
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