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AFC Lecture: Reclaiming Lost Languages

Tuesday, June 14, 2011   (0 Comments)
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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

Leanne 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.

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