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International Mother Language Day Celebration 2022

Join the OU community in a celebration of linguistic diversity and advocacy for linguistic justice

February 21, 2022

Sponsored by Department of Linguistics and Oakland University Linguistic Diversity Initiative


1:00 - Opening Remarks

  • Join via Zoom

1:05 - Dizhsa Nabani - Lengua Viva - Living Language

  • Screening of Dizhsa Nabani, a documentary that explores the relationship between identity, language, and daily life in the Valley Zapotec community of San Jerónimo Tlacochahuaya.
  • Discussion to follow

1:50 - Discussion

2:00 - Showcase

2:55 - Closing Remarks


Showcase Contributors:

Language and Culture Portraits - Angela Komsic Super (Dept. of Linguistics)

An Introduction to Writing in Chinese - Steph Wong (Dept. of English and Dept. of Anthropology)

The language I call mine - Luciana Roncetti Pimenta (Dept. of Linguistics)

Mother language/language in Art - Setareh Ghoreishi (Dept. of Art & Art History)

Language Games - Jason Overfelt (Dept. of Linguistics)

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