"Linguistic Diversity within the Latino Population in the United States: Indigenous Languages, Migration and Language Endangerment"
By Gabriela Perez Baez, Curator of Linguistics at the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of Natural History. Presented by the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures
Dr. Perez Baez has conducted research on Zapotec languages since 2002. She has devoted much of her work to studying factors of language maintenance and endangerment with a focus on the impact of migration in the community of speakers of San Lucas Quiavini Zapotec and the influence its mirror community in Los Angeles, California has on the survival prospects of this language. Dr. Perez Baez is heavily engaged in language documentation and is writing a dictionary of Juchitan Zapotec. In addition, she is engaged in the description of the semantics of spatial language in this variety of Zapotec, and its correlates in cognitive spatial reasoning.
This event is co-sponsored by the Offices of the President and Provost, and by the School of Education.
February 22, 2012
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