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Language Day 2019: Language Exhibition

Language Day 2019. Celebrate linguistic diversity at Texas A&M University!


International Mother Language Day, observed for nearly 20 years, is an opportunity to celebrate linguistic diversity and multilingualism. This year, the Language Matters Working Group, the Texas A&M Libraries, Department of Hispanic Studies, and the Center for Teaching Excellence are co-sponsoring three days of activities meant to promote linguistic diversity and multilingualism at the University. Join us February 26–28 for a variety of activities related to all things language and linguistics.


Feb. 26

Language Exhibition

Multiple language-themed tables and exhibits such as linguistic bilingual poetry exhibits, linguistic treasure hunts, exhibits on languages of Texas and many more engaging and educational activities.

10:00am – 4:00pm • Evans Library, 1st floor

Feb. 27

Linguistics in Five — Mini Presentations

Twelve short linguistics presentations by researchers from across the campus including students and faculty. Each talk will last 5 minutes.

3:00pm – 5:00pm • Evans Library, Whitley Suite

Feb. 28

Lecture by Dr. Whitney Chappell

Dr. Whitney Chappell (UT San Antonio) will will give a speech titled Social and Linguistic Perception in a Heritage Language: The Socio-indexical Knowledge of Second-generation Spanish Speakers in the United States.

2:00pm – 3:30pm • Glasscock Center, Rm 311


Mother Language Day
Languages, with their complex implications for identity, communication, social integration, education and development, are of strategic importance for people and planet. Yet, due to globalization processes, they are increasingly under threat, or disappearing altogether. When languages fade, so does the world's rich tapestry of cultural diversity. Opportunities, traditions, memory, unique modes of thinking and expression—valuable resources for ensuring a better future—are also lost.
To learn more about these issues, click here.

Tuesday, February 26, 2019
10:00am - 4:00pm
Time Zone:
Central Time - US & Canada (change)
Patrick Zinn
Evans Poetry Circle - 1st Floor
Evans Library