Event Title

Western Talks: Linguistic Diversity at WWU.

Research Mentor(s)

Kristin Denham, Kristin E., 1967-

Description

This poster presents an ongoing collaborative effort to increase awareness of linguistic diversity on Western’s campus. The Western Talks project, led by Dr. Kristin Denham and Dr. Anne Lobeck and funded by the WWU Thaddeus Spratlen and Lois Price-Spratlen Inclusion and Diversity Grant, seeks to raise awareness of linguistic diversity within the WWU community. This project, begun in October 2018 and currently underway, has been seeking participants who are eager to share their language experiences in a series of short informative videos highlighting the linguistic diversity of our university’s campus. Participants were recruited via a sign-up sheet in short, in-class presentations and further contacted by email explaining the mission and purpose of the project. Among the language experiences that have been shared from recruited participants are personal stories that discuss what it is like to be a non-native English speaker and what their native language means to them; the L2 experience; speaking a dialect from a region of the USA other than the PNW; the PNW dialect; and experiences or anecdotes of linguistic discrimination. Upon the terminus of this collaborative effort, we will have cultivated a short documentary of the personal stories of all individuals, including written text-submissions for those who opted to stay off of the camera. We hope to have this published on WWU’s website to create a space that honors our unique students, our vast multitude of languages, and the appreciation thereof.

Document Type

Event

Start Date

15-5-2019 9:00 AM

End Date

15-5-2019 5:00 PM

Location

Carver Gym (Bellingham, Wash.)

Department

Linguistics

Genre/Form

student projects, posters

Subjects – Topical (LCSH)

Language and languages--Variation

Subjects – Names (LCNAF)

Western Washington University--Students

Type

Image

Rights

Copying of this document in whole or in part is allowable only for scholarly purposes. It is understood, however, that any copying or publication of this document for commercial purposes, or for financial gain, shall not be allowed without the author’s written permission.

Language

English

Format

application/pdf

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May 15th, 9:00 AM May 15th, 5:00 PM

Western Talks: Linguistic Diversity at WWU.

Carver Gym (Bellingham, Wash.)

This poster presents an ongoing collaborative effort to increase awareness of linguistic diversity on Western’s campus. The Western Talks project, led by Dr. Kristin Denham and Dr. Anne Lobeck and funded by the WWU Thaddeus Spratlen and Lois Price-Spratlen Inclusion and Diversity Grant, seeks to raise awareness of linguistic diversity within the WWU community. This project, begun in October 2018 and currently underway, has been seeking participants who are eager to share their language experiences in a series of short informative videos highlighting the linguistic diversity of our university’s campus. Participants were recruited via a sign-up sheet in short, in-class presentations and further contacted by email explaining the mission and purpose of the project. Among the language experiences that have been shared from recruited participants are personal stories that discuss what it is like to be a non-native English speaker and what their native language means to them; the L2 experience; speaking a dialect from a region of the USA other than the PNW; the PNW dialect; and experiences or anecdotes of linguistic discrimination. Upon the terminus of this collaborative effort, we will have cultivated a short documentary of the personal stories of all individuals, including written text-submissions for those who opted to stay off of the camera. We hope to have this published on WWU’s website to create a space that honors our unique students, our vast multitude of languages, and the appreciation thereof.