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Indigenous Learning Institutes

  • CoLang: Institute on Collaborative Language Research
    We are sponsoring the workshop series “Ways of Knowing: Language and Traditional Knowledge Systems” led by Jean-Luc Pierit (Tunica-Biloxi) and Seunghun-Lee (International Christian University).
  • Sino-Tibetan Language Research Methodology Workshop
    We partner with Nankai University in Tianjin, China, to train Tibetan and other minority nationality students in language and cultural documentation and linguistics.
    Listen to “Many Firsts: The First Sino-Tibetan Summer Linguistics Institute.”

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