Linguistics 499, Atayal Language and Culture
Summer 2014 in Taiwan
Professor: Dr. Khalil Iskarous
Dates: May 16 - July 6, 2014
We learn about the human mind and society by observing the languages and cultures of the world. But many languages and cultures are dying. In this course, we will learn about and document Atayal, an extremely interesting endangered Austronesian Language spoken in the mountains of Taiwan in an innovative way. Students will interview native speakers, and learn about how we can preserve these important records of our civilization. Students will also learn about the amazing complexity of one of evolution's greatest achievements: human language.
Airfare: $1000-1500 (approximately)
Additional expenses: $1000*
*Additional expenses include estimated costs for accommodations, other fees, and personal expenses (which can vary greatly from student to student).
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