Hilaria Cruz's class collection of children’s books in indigenous languages are on display this week at Baker Library. Cruz was also interviewed on NHPR (link). She will give a brief talk at Baker Library in an opening reception Tues. 6:30.
There will be a public exhibit—in the main lobby of the Baker Library from February 19 to February 22— of children’s-books in three indigenous North American Languages: Objiwe, spoken in Minnesota, Hupa, spoken in California, and the Chatino, spoken in Oaxaca, Mexico. The books were constructed in her LING 11/NAS 40 course this winter term.
Egophoric systems with binary indexing distinctions have been described for a number of languages of Northwest China’s Amdo Sprachbund. Lecture by Keith Slater, SIL, Univ. of North Dakota, Thurs. Feb. 22, 2018, Reed 108 @ 4:45 pm, free and open to the public.
Signed languages provide a fascinating view of grammaticalization: the process of language change in which words or phrases take on new grammatical functions. Lecturer: Kate Mesh, University of Haifa, Israel, Wed. 2-7-18, 12:15 pm, Rockefeller Class of 1930's room