Join me at Duke University on March 8 for a special celebration of languages in the world

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Duke University is hosting a Language Symposium highlighting the approach to language mapped out in my book Languages in the World: How History, Culture and Politics Shapes Language, co-authored with Phillip M. Carter (Associate Professor, Florida International University).

In writing Languages in the World, Philip and I drew on research in anthropology and anthropological linguistics, evolutionary theory, historical linguistics, genetics, language variation and change, and sociolinguistics, among others.

(Read My Blog Posts About Languages in the World)




About the Languages Matters Symposium

The symposium highlights multiple panelists who bring their diverse research backgrounds to exploring the real-world connections between speakers of a language and their identities, social and economic lives, and the survival of their culture.

Talks include:

🌎 Engaging student multilingualism with Languages In the World: Reflections on three years of language loops, autoethnographies and invitations to act

🌎 Endangered Languages

🌎 DitAccompli: Non-Native Speakers in US Police Encounters, with special reference to Miranda


WHEN: March 8, 2019, 2:00pm – 5:00pm

WHERE: Rubenstein Library 153 – Holsti-Anderson Family Assembly Room

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