I was honored to be invited to St. Mark's School for their Gray Colloquium on Sustainability and Citizenship. I led two workshops on Linguistic Diversity & Sustainability. We looked at the great diversity of languages around the world (slides/videos included below) and then played a fun game where half the students were native speakers of a given language, and the other half were linguists. The students had to find one another and elicit the assigned task, then present the results. They had fun!
It was a real privilege to be a part of Dr. Sarah Ogilvie's fantastic new course at Stanford titled "Endangered Languages and Language Revitalization". Not only are the students incredibly engaged and excited by the material, but the discussions are profound, as they draw from their amazingly diverse backgrounds. After we read Himmelmann's 1998 paper on the difference between documentary and descriptive fieldwork, I presented two case studies of very different fieldwork experiences: my work on Chuvash (descriptive) and on Idi (documentary). My slides are included below.
Kate Lynn Lindsey