LING 11 Public Exhibit Baker Library February 19-22, 2018

Hilaria Cruz, a Neukom Postdoctoral Fellow in Linguistics and Anthropology and an expert in the Chatino language, the field of language documentation and language description, is pleased to announce that 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. The books are entirely in the native languages and they will be donated to native families and libraries. The exhibition coincides with International Mother Language Day, sponsored by UNESCO to promote awareness of language endangerment and to celebrate multilingualism around the globe. This project was conducted in conjunction with the Book Arts Workshop and the Jones Media Center.
Article in the Manchester Union leader