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Foreign language skills topic of Kennedy Center lecture Oct. 20

Dan E. Davidson, professor of Russian and second-language acquisition at Bryn Mawr College, will present an Area Focus Lecture titled “Taking Foreign Language Skills to the Professional Level: Why Pursue Superior-Level Language Study, and, More Importantly, Can You Get There From Here?” Thursday, Oct. 20, at 3 p.m. in 238 Herald R. Clark Building.

Davidson has been a professor at Bryn Mawr College since 1976 and served as chairman of the Russian Department from 1978 to 1987. His current research focuses on the comparative, empirical analysis of word connotations in contemporary Russian and American English.

He currently heads a number of international projects concerned with educational reform, test development and the formation of policies affecting the formal study of native languages, second languages and foreign languages in the United States, Eastern Europe and the states of Eurasia. He received master’s and doctoral degrees in Slavic languages and literatures from Harvard University.

For more information on Kennedy Center events, see the calendar and News online at kennedy.byu.edu.

Writer: Angela Fischer

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