Prof. Surek-Clark will be offering the last information session for the Linguistics Department’s Exploration Seminar in South Africa next Tuesday, February 19th, at 4:00PM in Smith 311. If you’ve been waiting for a study abroad opportunity that fits well with your Linguistics degree, this is it! Exploration seminars take place between Summer and Autumn, so they don’t interfere with your Summer or Autumn schedule, and if you take the exploration seminar as ANTH 359 it can count as one of your Linguistics electives. Be sure to attend next Tuesday’s info session to learn more!
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
This 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.
For more information and to apply: http://studyabroad.washington.edu/index.cfm?FuseAction=Programs.ViewProgram&Program_ID=11120&Type=O&sType=O