NWU Kenneth R. Holder Lecture "Endangered Languages," featuring K. David Harrison, associate provost and professor of linguistics, Swarthmore College

Apr 25 2019 - 4:00pm

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About this event
K. David Harrison Associate Provost, Professor of Linguistics at Swarthmore College K. David Harrison is a linguist, author and advocate for the documentation and revitalization of endangered languages. He is currently serving as Associate Provost for Academic Programs and Professor of Linguistics at Swarthmore College. Since 2007, Harrison has been affiliated with the National Geographic Society, co-directing their Enduring Voices Project and providing cultural expertise for expeditions, publications and web-content. His early career research focused on Tuvan and other Turkic languages of central Siberia and western Mongolia. More recently, he has been engaged in fieldwork in India, Papua New Guinea, Micronesia, and Vanuatu. His research explores the sounds, lexicon, grammar, and cultural knowledge found in the world’s languages. In his laboratory at Swarthmore College, Harrison works with students and speakers of minority and endangered languages to create Talking Dictionaries and other digital tools. Harrison co-starred in Ironbound Films’ Emmy-nominated 2008 documentary film The Linguists, bringing attention to efforts to preserve dying languages. He also serves as director of research for the non-profit Living Tongues Institute for Endangered Languages. His work has been awarded funding from the NEH, NSF, Microsoft Research, National Geographic Society, and private donors. Harrison has authored several books and lectures widely on the value of linguistic and cultural diversity. Join Harrison on April 25th for the lecture, "Endangered Languages," located in the lower level Smith-Curtis Administration Building, Callen Conference Center at 4:00 p.m.
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Callen Conference Center, Smith-Curtis Administration Building
50th Street and Saint Paul Ave
Lincoln, NE 68504
United States
Phone: 4024652348