SIL colloquium will feature John M. Clifton June 23
Professor John M. Clifton will discuss “Dialects, Orthography, and Society" during the next Summer Institute of Linguistics (SIL) colloquium at 8 p.m. Thursday, June 23, in Gamble Hall, room 5.
Clifton proposes that orthography should be considered primarily a social, not linguistic, phenomenon by examining four case studies from Papua New Guinea and Bangladesh. In the situations described, orthography is used primarily as a marker of social identity.
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