The American Folklife Center presents a lecture in the 2011 Benjamin Botkin Folklife Lecture Series:
Reclaiming Lost Languages:
The Breath of Life Archival Institutes for Indigenous Languages
presented by Leanne Hinton, University of California, Berkeley
June 16 , 2011, 12:00 noon - 1:00 pm
Coolidge Auditorium, Ground Floor, Thomas Jefferson Building, Library of Congress
Hinton is professor emerita at the University of California, Berkeley,
specializing in American Indian languages, sociolinguistics, language
loss and language revival. She is an advocate for the perpetuation and
revival of Native American languages. In 2006, she won the Lannan
Foundation Cultural Freedom Award for her contributions to the support
of linguistic diversity. In her current research, she is observing
families that make endangered languages the languages of their homes.
For more information, please visit http://www.loc.gov/folklife/events/botkin-lectures.html#june16 or call 202-707-5510.