American University in Kosovo
American University in Kosovo
Published Conference Proceedings
Kolgjini, Julie. "An (Un)fettered Albanian Language in the Post-modern Age: Taking a Glance at the Contributions of Janet Byron in Light of Revisiting the Current Standard." Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Foreign Language Teaching and Applied Linguistics (FLTAL14) and International Forum on Cognitive Linguistics. Theme: Linguistics, Culture, and Identity in Foreign Language Education. Ed. International Burch University. Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, Print.
Kolgjini, Julie. "Për (ç)pengimin e Gjuhës Shqipe në Kohën Post-moderne: Marrë Shkas Nga Kontributi i Janet Byron-it në Dritën e Rishqyrtimit të Standardit Actual." Proceedings of the Seminari XXXII Ndërkombëtar për Gjuhën, Letërsinë dhe Kulturën Shqiptare [The 32nd International Seminar on Albanian Language, Literature and Culture]. Ed. Bardh Rugova. Prishtina, Kosova: Faculty of Philology University of Prishtina and Faculty of History and Philology University of Tirana, 2014. Print.
Kolgjini, Julie. "Nxënja e dy gjuhëve si gjuhë e parë si dhe divergjenca, konvergjenca dhe inovacionet gjuhësore: Shqip dhe anglisht." Proceedings of the Seminari XXXI Ndërkombëtar për Gjuhën, Letërsinë dhe Kulturën Shqiptare [The 31st International Seminar on Albanian Language, Literature and Culture]. Ed. Bardh Rugova. Prishtina, Kosova: Faculty of Philology University of Prishtina and Faculty of History and Philology University of Tirana, 2013. Print.
Kolgjini, Julie. "Rishfaqja e një arkaizmi: Ndikimi prej një gjuhe të arealit ballkanik." Proceedings of the Shqipja dhe Gjuhët e Ballkanit [Albanian and the Languages of the Balkans]. Ed. Rexhep Ismajli. Pristhina, Kosova: Academy of Sciences and Arts of Kosova, 2012. Print.
Kolgjini, Julie. "Perspektivë sociolinguistike e devijimeve gjuhësore në gjuhën shqipe: Ndërrimi i kodeve dhe mbikorrigjimet." Proceedings of the Seminari XXX Ndërkombëtar për Gjuhën, Letërsinë dhe Kulturën Shqiptare [The 30th International Seminar on Albanian Language, Literature and Culture]. Ed. Bardh Rugova. Prishtina, Kosova: Faculty of Philology University of Prishtina and Faculty of History and Philology University of Tirana, 2012. Print.
Kolgjini, Julie. "Mundësia e përdorimit të paskajores në standardin e gjuhës shqipe." Proceedings of the Konferencë Shkencore - Shqipja në etapën e sotme: politikat e përmirësimit dhe të pasurimit të standardit. Ed. Qendra e Studimeve Albanologjike. Tirana, Albania: Qendra e Studimeve Albanologjike: Instituti i Gjuhësisë dhe Letërsisë, 2011. Print.
Kolgjini, Julie. "Nji Turbullim Estetik i Ideologjisë së Gjuhës Standarde: Miftar Spahija (Thaçi)." Scientific Conference in Commemoration of the 100th Anniversary of Miftar Spahija (Thaçi). National Museum of Albania. Tirana, Albania. 15 Nov. 2014. Conference Presentation.
Kolgjini, Julie. "An Exploration of Effective Strategies for Academic Writing: A Peer-to-peer E-learning Approach to the Flipped Classroom." A.U.K Media Center Workshop for First-year Writing Students. A.U.K. Prishtina, Kosova. 30 Jan. 2014. Conference Presentation.
Kolgjini, Julie. "Improving the Writing Skills and Research Skills for Higher Quality Scientific Papers." Workshop: Iliria International Review. Iliria University. Prishtina, Kosova. 31 Jan. 2014. Keynote Speech.
This course is a rigorous introduction to the formal study of rhetoric. Often defined as the “art of persuasion,” rhetoric helps us understand the complexities of marshaling others to see, believe and act in particular ways. Reading a range of rhetorical theory—from the ancient to the contemporary—students will investigate how language is used to create meaning, construct identity, organize social groups, and produce change. Because argument and persuasion inherently involve ethical questions of power, students will also consider who and what benefits or is marginalized by particular assumptions, claims and practices. The course emphasizes cultural rhetoric and rhetorical genre theory to ask what different types of texts do, what cultural role they play in shaping knowledge, and what ideologies they embody. Students will analyze the rhetoric observed in a range of media—academic research, public communication, digital material, data visualization—and compose arguments, identifying assumptions, misinformation/disinformation, and counter arguments. Students engage with rhetorical theory to pose complex questions about important social issues, consider the discursive requirements of the moment, and write intentionally for a target audience.
What makes the English language so difficult? Where do our words come from? Why does Old English look like a foreign language? This course surveys the development of the English language from its beginning to the present to answer such questions as these. Designed for anyone who is curious about the history and periods of the English language or the nature of language change.
Writing Seminar is a three-credit course limited to 19 students per section. The course is designed to develop first-year students’ proficiency in analytical and rhetorical reading and writing, and critical thinking. Students will read, understand, and interpret a variety of non-fiction texts representing different cultural perspectives and/or academic disciplines. These texts are designed to challenge students intellectually and to stimulate their writing for a variety of contexts and purposes. Through inquiry-based assignment sequences, students will develop academic research and literacy practices that will be further strengthened throughout their academic careers. Particular attention will be given to the writing process, including an emphasis on teacher-student conferencing, critical self-assessment, class discussion, peer review, formal and informal writing, research, and revision. Small class size promotes frequent student-instructor and student-student interaction. The course also emphasizes the principles of intellectual property and academic integrity for both current academic and future professional writing.