Faculty GUR Group: Talking the Talk: Globalization and Language Contact (Part 1 of 2)

Time: 10/14/2008 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Location: Miller Hall 156

Join Kendra Douglas, Department of Modern and Classical Languages, to learn more about the discipline of Linguistics, examine and discuss best practices in teaching, and form a community of colleagues.

Part 1 of a two-part series...

In this mini-course in sociolinguistics, we will discuss three phenomena of language contact: Diglossia, code-switching, and borrowing as they relate to bilingual/multilingual communities, colonization/migration, and globalization. We will discuss the nature of the linguistic outcome and what purpose it holds in society. The nature of the field of linguistics and its relationship to other disciplines will be illuminated.

The idea behind the Faculty GUR Group is that faculty–as well as students–need to sustain their general education. With this in mind, the Faculty GUR Group was formed to bring together faculty from different departments across the university in a learning community that will seek to enhance each participant’s general education by relying on each other’s domain of expertise.



For more information please contact: Kendra Douglas   360-650-4536