Tuesday, February 21st 2012

Joyner Library, 5pm

Languages at ECU and languages in the world

  • 5.00 pm: Presentation by Dr. Ricard Viñas-de-Puig (ECU): “Linguistic diversity starts here: The languages of ECU”.
  • 5.30 pm: “Languages lost and found”. A documentary by Iris Brooks and Jon H. Davis. Event co-sponsored by Downtown Dialogues on the Humanities and supported by Academic Affairs and Research and Graduate Studies.

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  • 6.15 pm: Q&A session on linguistic diversity and language endangerment.
  • 7.00 pm: Refreshments provided by Joyner Library.

Thursday, February 23rd 2012

Bate 1032, 5pm

Languages of North Carolina

  • 5.00 pm: Introduction: Mother languages of North Carolina
  • 5.10 pm: Talk by Dr. Joseph Hill (UNC – Greensboro): “New Millennium, Old Threats: ASL Under Pressure”.
  • 5.40 pm: Talk by Tom Belt, Dr. Hartwell Francis (Western Carolina University): “Digital Resource Development:  Promulgating Mother Languages in the 21st Century”.
  • 6.10 pm: Open discussion with Dr. Joseph Hill, Tom Belt, and Dr. Hartwell Francis: “Speakers’ rights and under-recognized languages”.
  • 7.00 pm: Refreshments