Thursday, December 16, 2010

STUDENT NEWS: Students Contribute to Dictionary of an Endangered Language

In early December, students of Dr. Pilar Valenzuela's Introduction to Hispanic Linguistics class presented their work on the trilingual dictionary that Dr. Valenzuela is preparing as part of an NSF project to document a dying Amazonian language, Shiwilu.

Students worked on Spanish and English versions and learned about linguistic diversity, differences in worldview and culture, and habitat. They also, improved their knowledge of Spanish, which included learning vocabulary from the Spanish dialect spoken in the Peruvian Amazon.

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