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Talk: “To uphold, protect, and revitalize: The future of Czech as a heritage language in Texas” by Lida Cope, East Carolina University

Tue, April 17, 2012 • 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM • GAR 0.132

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The Department for Slavic and Eurasian Studies and the Center for Russian, Eastern European and Eurasian Studies present:

“To uphold, protect, and revitalize:
 The future of Czech as a heritage language in Texas”

 by Lida Cope, East Carolina University
April 17, 2012
3:30 – 5:00 p.m.
GAR 0.132 (Garrison Hall)

While the once strong presence of ethnic Czechs in America has somewhat faded, the State of Texas continues to boast the largest population of this descent in the country. The presentation will explore the premise of teaching Czech as aheritage language in Texas and the role of the Texas Czech Dialect Project in language documentation and in the shaping of vernacular-inclusive Czech language teaching in the state. Cope will consider what can be gained by re-conceptualizing Texas Czech as a community resource in the teaching of Czech as a heritage language in both academic and community language classrooms, as well as the beginnings of the Texas Czech Dialect Project at the University of Texas at Austin.

About the Speaker:

Lida Cope is an associate professor of applied linguistics at East Carolina University in Greenville, North Carolina. 

View the Poster for the Event HERE

Sponsored by: The Department for Slavic and Eurasian Studies and the Center for Russian, E. European and Eurasian Studies


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