NSF REU grant for Language Pod

The Language Pod at COSI will be an NSF Research Exerience for Undergraduates (REU) site. PI Laura Wagner and Co-PI Kathryn Campbell-Kibler have been awarded a 3-year (2015-2017) NSF grant of $353,750 to make the Language Pod an REU site devoted to “The Science of Language and the Language of Science“. I will be one of the mentors in the summer program at the Pod in which undergraduates are trained simultaneously in research skills and science communication skills. We will recruit students from all the OSU campuses and from Columbus State Community College.

Talk for VU’s Anthropology of Children & Youth Network

On Friday, November 14th I will give a talk, ‘Moving across languages and learning traditions’ in the monthly seminar of the Anthropology of Children and Youth Network at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. I present an overview of my research on the social and cultural patterning of children’s language learning in communities whose members use multiple languages and participate in multiple learning traditions. The seminar is in room Z-007, the Metropolitan Gebouw.