Making circles out of lines: A view of the evolving relationship between academia and language communities – Ebany Dohle (SOAS, University of London) & Maria-Olimpia Squillaci (University of Naples "L’Orientale")

November 6, 2019 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Faculty of English
Room GR-06/07
Dr Oliver Mayeux

This talk aims to demonstrate how the active involvement of linguists in community-led activities and of communities in academic research can contribute to a more inclusive and balanced relationship. The balancing of this relationship serves to empower minoritized communities, strengthen community actions, and bring about richer and more meaningful academic outputs by including indigenous/local perspectives in any type of academic research (Yamada 2007, 2014, Fitzgerald 2010). This could be achieved via the use and establishment (or strengthening) of mutually informative support networks for the active stakeholders from different backgrounds and interests, involved in endangered language research, documentation and/or revitalization.