Open the door to new cultures and bridge divides by learning or improving your language skills.
The Department of Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics teaches 17 languages, offers nine majors, three master's degrees (one each in French, Spanish and Linguistics), as well as a master's of science degree in computational linguistics. Our majors are interdisciplinary and many of our courses are cross-listed with other departments and colleges.
LLL reaffirms its anti-bias and anti-racist commitment, acknowledges and values differences, and seeks to exemplify anti-bias and anti-racist education. LLL stands against any system that supports racism and privilege.
Building first- and second-language literacy has become a matter of national urgency.
In today's globalized world, you can be a leader in your chosen field by having the skills you can acquire only through studying language and literature.
Russell Berman, former President of the Modern Language Association stated, "Languages mean career skills for the workforce, but they also contribute to each person’s cognitive growth. Without sufficient language learning, American students will suffer from diminished educational opportunities, and we sabotage their prospects in the global economy."
To these ends, Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics is committed to excellent and innovative scholarship and teaching and to the promotion of diversity and trans-cultural understanding. The department as whole:
Unlimited Career Opportunities
There is no one given career path following graduation. Teaching, translating, and interpreting are obvious career options, but your degree also has exciting potential in areas such as:
If you have a master’s degree in French, Spanish, or Linguistics you will be prepared to excel in a wide variety of professional and research areas. Many of our students go on to pursue doctoral degrees at top institutions or move directly into professional careers, as consultants, teachers, translators, editors, writers, or find work in the diplomatic corps, international marketing, the performing arts and more. No doubt, your advanced degree will give you an edge in an increasingly competitive world.
Enhance your oral and written language proficiency with an international experience through Syracuse Abroad, which features more than 100 programs in 60 countries. Choose semester, summer, short term, and yearlong options for international study.
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Dante's Blood, by Anne Leone, Legenda (August 18, 2023), 230pp., ISBN-13: 978-1839541728
Spatiality at the Periphery in European Literature and Visual Arts, Kathryn Everly, Stefano Giannini and Karina von Tippelskirch eds. (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2023), pp. 212.
Страна Оз за железным занавесом, by Erika Haber, Новое литературное обозрение (December 2, 2022), 451pp.
Feeling the Gaze: Image and Affect in Contemporary Argentine and Chilean Performance, by Gail Bulman, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Department of Romance Studies (August 25, 2022), 354pp., ISBN-13: 978-1469667430
Somali Grammar by Christopher Green, De Gruyter Mouton (August 23, 2021), 500 pages, ISBN-13: 978-1501511653
How to Do Things with Style: Essays in Honor of Joan DeJean, The third volume in the French Review Book Series, edited by Amy S. Wyngaard and Roland Racevskis. Published in 2021.
Zoomprov. Improvisation exercises for language learning in online classes with Zoom. Open Source 2021. Self-published, open source. Issuu.com
De la edad. Poesía española siglos XX-XXI: Algunas calas. [On Youth and Aging: Approaches to XX-XXI Century Spanish Poetry] Co-edited and introduction with Josefa Álvarez, Visor, 2021, 255 pp.
(May 17, 2023)LLL Students Celebrate 2023 Convocation and Commencement
View a gallery of images capturing the excitement of LLL students and their families during 2023 Convocation and Commencement weekend.
(May 1, 2023)Celebrating Identities and Cultures
LLL hosted a creative festival to celebrate Latinx, Latin American and Spanish identities and cultures.
(April 29, 2023)LLL 2023 Awards and Honors
Read the full list of 2023 LLL departmental award winners.
(April 5, 2023)“Moving Forward”: 10-Minute Performances on the Quad April 13
Expanded Performing Identities Across Cultures a CNY Humanities Corridor Signature Event
Everly, Kathryn. “Espacio y emoción: La España valiente en Lucía Sánchez Saornil, Concha Méndez y María Teresa León.” La esperanza entre cenizas. Compromiso, identidad y texto en la poesía española de los siglos XX y XXI, edited by Juan José Lanz and Natalia Vara. Renacimiento, 2023, pp. 115-42.
Giannini Stefano. “Twilight for a Myth. Images of Death in Luigi Pirandello’s The Mountain Giants.” In Last Scene of All. Representing Death on the Western Stage, Jessica Goodman ed. Oxford: Legenda, (2022): 79-93. https://doi.org/10.2307/j.ctv33b9p7v.10
Christopher R. Green & Nicola Lampitelli. 2022. Conditions on complex exponence: a case study of the Somali subject marker. Phonological Data & Analysis 4(4), 1-31. doi:10.3765/pda.v4art4.63.
Christopher R. Green & Maria Konoshenko. 2022. Tonal head marking in Mande compounds: endpoint neutralization and outliers. Mandenkan 67, 3-44. doi:10/4000/mandenkan.2698.
Anne C. Leone; Performing Confession in Dante and Boccaccio. Italica 1 June 2022; 99 (2): 152–179. doi: https://doi.org/10.5406/23256672.99.2.02