April 11, 2019
Congrats to the undergraduate winners of the 2019 Sawyer Scholarship for Applied Linguistics:
- Teela Huff and Nicholas Carrick, Creating Xavante Pedagogical Materials
In Summer of 2019, Teela Huff and Nicholas Carrick are traveling with Myriam Lapierre to work with a Xavante community that expressed interest in the benefits of linguistic research. While in Eastern Mato Grosso, the three hope to record stories with community consent for the purpose of creating recreational and lexical pedagogical materials. In collaboration with this Xavante community, the long-term goal of this project is to help preserve and maintain Xavante language and culture through linguistic means.
- Karina Fong-Hirschfelder, The Influence of French Polysemous Words on English in French-English Bilingual Children
Karina will be using the funds from the Sawyer Scholarship to create a study/stimular and start data collection for an experiment with Mahesh Srinivasan. This experiment will be one of many in a study on French polysemous words and their influence on English speakers, both bilingual and monolingual. Karina will be elaborating on this work during the upcoming academic year as part of her Honors Thesis.