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Linguistic Diversity and Linguistic Justice in the Contemporary World

March 19 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

featuring David F. Mora-Marín, Associate Professor of Linguistics & Becky Butler, English Language Specialist, Adjunct Assistant Professor in Linguistics

Linguists David Mora-Marin and Becky Butler will introduce us to the world of fading languages and their importance in maintaining cultural diversity. Using his expertise on ancient languages of Central America—and those still spoken by native populations in the region—Professor Mora-Marin makes a compelling case for the preservation of “dying languages” in the twenty-first century. Professor Butler will frame the conversation at a local level focusing on issues of dialect diversity within the state of North Carolina. Drawing on her expertise in linguistics, Dr. Butler will share evidence of the value of dialects and explore how they are positioned in the larger context of language endangerment and social justice.

All programs are held from 4:30 to 6:00 pm at Flyleaf Books in Chapel Hill. Advance registrants can take advantage of our special FLYLEAF SEASON PASS and receive a discount on the purchase of all ten lectures.

Program Tuition: Advance registrants pay $18 per lecture ($13 for GAA members) or can take advantage of our special FLYLEAF SEASON PASS—register for all 10 events for $135.00 ($100.00 for GAA members). To check your membership status or to join the GAA, please visit alumni.unc.edu or call 800.962.0742. GAA membership is open to all UNC alumni and friends.

Tuition is $20.00 for everyone paying at the door.

Additional discounts are available for UNC students, faculty, & staff. See our UNC Student, Staff, & Faculty Discounted Registration Policy here.

Click here or call 919.962.1544 to register!


March 19
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
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Flyleaf Books
752 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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(919) 942-7373