Study Language and Culture in South Africa! Info Session: 1/24, Application Deadline: 3/1

The Linguistics Department is excited to offer a unique opportunity to study abroad in South Africa this summer.  Prof. Surek-Clark will be holding an information session this Thursday, January 24th, at 4:00PM  in THO 231.

Study Abroad Course:  Linguistics South Africa – Bantu base Afrika: Language & Culture in South Africa (Exploration Seminar)
Instructors:  Clarissa Surek-Clark (Linguistics) and Laada Bilaniuk (Anthropology)
Program Dates: August 27 – September 20, 2013
Application Deadline: March 1, 2013

DurbanThis course aims to advance students’ knowledge of language and diversity in South Africa, with particular focus on communities of practice in Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, on issues that include multilingualism, language contact, language and identity, and language variation.

Students will become acquainted with the primary concerns of and some of the recent insights from various aspects of multilingualism in South Africa, and will have a chance to explore applications of these insights in real-life activities and events, including a homestay.

Participants in the program will have the opportunity to learn basic isiZulu, the most widely spoken indigenous language of South Africa, as well as work on a small-scale ethnographic research project involving language in a multilingual society.

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