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[Speaker Series] Decolonizing linguistics and education: Haitian Creole as case study

By Dr. Michel DeGraff, October 19, 2020, 2:30 - 4:20 pm

Dr. Michel DeGraff is a Professor of Linguistics at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and the Director of MIT-Haiti Initiative. This talk is hosted by the Department of Linguistics and Languages as part of their 2020-2021 Cognitive Science of Language Lecture Series, and is co-hosted by ARiEAL Research Centre as part of our ARiEAL Speaker Series. In this talk, Dr. DeGraff will present the history, the rationale and the objectives of the MIT-Haiti Initiative as part of a broader vision to dismantle various sorts of apartheid in linguistics (especially Creole studies) and in education (especially in the context of post-colonial communities).

Recommended background reading: The politics of education in post-colonies: Kreyòl in Haiti as a case study of language as technology for power and liberation

Registration is required for this FREE event. Please RSVP at the ARiEAL Zoom page to receive your personalized confirmation email.