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Monday, April 16, 2018

Christine Beier, Linguistics Colloquium: Mindful of the whole elephant: What do we mean when we say "community" and what might others hear?

Colloquium | April 16 | 3:10-5 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall

 Christine Beier, UC Berkeley

 Department of Linguistics

To actively engage with language as a focus of inquiry is to (at minimum) passingly or unconsciously engage with questions of, and presuppositions about, who speaks a language -- when, where, how, and so on. As a result, many thinkers and writers, and especially we linguists, invoke, and rely heavily upon, the concept of "community".

But to what and to whom does this concept actually...   More >