Research being conducted by Dr. Kathryn Campbell-Kibler in the BLN’s Language Pod at COSI was featured in the Columbus Dispatch. The online version of the story features a link to sound files you can click on to hear examples of the major dialects spoken in Ohio: midland in central Ohio, south in southern Ohio, and inland north in northern Ohio. The Pod is also on Facebook.
This week at the 2012 Meetings of the American Anthropological Association, Marcia Farr and I presented coordinated papers, ‘Differering allegiances to home: Transnational bilingualism and biliteracy’. Our papers were part of a panel organized by OSU Linguistics student Shontael Wanjema, ‘Language, Place, and the (De)construction of Borders’. Elsie Rockwell was our discussant, and the panel also included a paper by T&L student Sidury Christiansen.
Sirad Shirdon, one of my doctoral students, recently produced a narrated slideshow video for the 2012 American Speech and Hearing Association (ASHA) conference on cultural considerations in working with Somali families. Check it out at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B218dtrFfzQ&feature=plcp and spread the word to any speech and language therapist you know.