Cherokee Language Symposium

After taking Anthropology/Linguistics 150 and an independent study on the Cherokee language with Professor Margaret Bender, first-year student Brae Troutman accompanied her to the 2019 Cherokee Language Symposium.  Sponsored by Western Carolina University and the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians, the conference brought together students of the language from all over the country.
In the photos, Troutman (center) attends a workshop at the Cherokee Language Symposium in Cherokee, NC, and visits the famous Cherokee petroglyph site, Judaculla Rock.
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Incorporating Concept-Based Instruction to the Language Classroom through concrete tasks and strategies

The Linguistics Program is excited to invite you to a guest lecture in our Linguistics Speaker Series lead by Dr. Próspero N. García (Rutgers U) Friday February 1st at 4-5pm in Greene Hall 320.

Dr. Próspero N. García is an associate professor at Rutgers University, Camden. He holds a PhD in Hispanic Linguistics (2012) from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, with a focus on Applied Linguistics and Language Program Direction and Administration. As an applied linguist, his research interests lie in the fields of Spanish second language (L2) acquisition and pedagogy, Vygotsky’s sociocultural theory of mind, second language evaluation and assessment, technology enhanced language learning, educational linguistics, teacher training and development, and bilingual education.

We look forward to Dr. García’s visit and hope to see you there. Form more information contact Dr. Jerid Francom (Linguistics Program Director) francojc@wfu.edu

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Denying Saussure: Linguists and the perception of signed languages

The Linguistics Program is excited to invite you to a guest lecture in our Linguistics Circle Speaker Series lead by Jonathan Henner (UNC, Greensboro) Friday November 9th at 4-5pm in Greene Hall 145.

Dr. Henner is Assistant Professor in the Specialized Education Services (SES) Department and specializes Signed Language linguistics (e.g. ASL), Assessment of Signed Languages, Assessment of Signing Deaf and Hard of Hearing Children, Language and Cognition, and Research Methodologies with Deaf and Hard of Hearing Children.

We look forward to Dr. Henner’s visit and hope to see you there. For more information contact Dr. Jerid Francom (Linguistics Program Director) francojc@wfu.edu.

 

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