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Thomas J. Garza, Director 201 W 21st St, B7800 • HRH 4.196 78712-1053 • 512-471-6574

Spring Language Matters Series begins Jan. 23!

Social Discourse Aboard the Hindi Urdu Flagship with Dr. Rupert Snell

Posted: January 2, 2013

Students who learn Hindi and Urdu in parallel must encounter two complementary sets of culturally-marked social conventions. Dr. Snell’s talk discusses this diversity in the context of the close but often vexed relationship between Hindi and Urdu, and shows how even the simplest greetings conversations call for an informed sensitivity to matters of register, honorific level, and religio-cultural background. The talk will include an 8-minute introduction to Devanagari (the Hindi script), enabling all comers to read simple words with nimble ease.

Missed the workshop? Watch the video here.

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