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A Department of English Celebration of ASU Homecoming

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COME HOME TO ENGLISH EVENTS, OCTOBER 29-NOVEMBER 3, 2018

All events are free of charge, open to the public, and take place at the ASU campus in Tempe.
For more information, please contact Kristen.LaRue@asu.edu.

'Using Popular Media as a Tool for Engagement and Endangered Language Learning' Talk by Tyler Peterson + Homecoming Writing Awards

Thurs., Nov. 1 @ 3:30-5 p.m.  |  Ross-Blakley Hall (RBHL) 117  |  ASU, Tempe campus

Linguist Tyler Peterson, an assistant professor in the Department of English, gives a talk about his work documenting endangered languages. Following Peterson’s presentation, winners of English's Homecoming Writing Awards will be announced and will read from their work.

Tyler Peterson joined the Department of English at ASU in January 2018 from the University of Auckland in New Zealand, where he was a lecturer in the Department of Applied Language Studies and Linguistics. His work focuses on the documentation, revitalization and maintenance of endangered indigenous languages, primarily in the Southwest U.S., Canada and Oceania.

Currently, Peterson is engaged in a linguistic fieldwork project with the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community and the San Carlos Apache Tribe, in which he has trained ASU students in language documentation techniques. For his studies of meaning in endangered and understudied languages, he has been awarded funding from various agencies, including the National Science Foundation, the Endangered Languages Documentation Programme, the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, and the U.S. Department of Education. Peterson holds a PhD in linguistics from the University of British Columbia.

Block Party: The Greatest Show

Sat., Nov. 3 @ 9 a.m.-1 p.m.  |  Cady Mall, outside Language and Literature (LL)  |  ASU, Tempe campus

Part of the annual university-wide celebration, the Come Home to English booth features giant, interactive crossword and word search puzzles designed by Regents' Professor and Arizona Poet Laureate Alberto Ríos. Prizes for correct answers! In 2018 our booth and puzzles have a feline theme. Intrigued? Come visit to find out what it's all about! Kids ages 3-12 can pick up a free book and kids of all ages can converse with Department of English students, faculty, and staff.