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Supporting Indigenous Languages: The Case of Quechua

November 5, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Américo Mendoza-Mori, a professor of Spanish and Quechua at the University of Pennsylvania, will give a lecture on the possibilities of supporting indigenous languages like Quechua in colleges and universities.

Quechua is the most widely spoken indigenous language in the Americas, with nearly 8 million speakers, but UNESCO and other organizations recognize it as an endangered language. The talk will cover the importance of indigenous language planning and revitalization, and how these initiatives can collaborate in the promotion of a more diverse education system.

The talk is the first event for UMaine Unido, a new Rising Tide Professorship initiative to highlight latino accomplishments, led by Carlos Villacorta, an assistant professor of Spanish, and Daniel Sandweiss, a professor of anthropology and quaternary and climate studies.


November 5, 2018
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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Arthur St. John Hill Auditorium
University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States