SoConDi: Sally Thomason on Language Endangerment

By Andries W. Coetzee
Oct 20, 2012 Bookmark and Share

Sally Thomason

Professor Sally Thomason

Our Department chair, Sally Thomason, will present in SoConDi this Friday (10/26, 3 pm, Lorch 403) on language endangerment. Sally has worked for many years on the documentation of Montana Salish, a severely endangered language, and she therefore has personal experience of what happens to a community when their language is being lost. Sally's presentation is based on a chapter from the textbook on endangered languages that she is writing. 

The title of Sally's presentation is "A Community Perspective on Language Endangerment: Language Loss as Cultural Loss". More details, including an abstract of the talk is available here.