Mixing It Up in/with Codeswitching
7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 10, 2016
Carol Myers-Scotton '55 is an accomplished scholar of bilingualism and language contact. She is one of the most published authors on the topic of contact linguistics, focusing on the social and cognitive aspects of code-switching, or the practice of switching between languages within a single conversation.In addition to authoring six books and editing another, she has also authored or co-authored over 100 journal articles and book chapters in the fields of sociolinguistics, pragmatics, African linguistics, and psycholinguistics.
Myers-Scotton received a distinguished alumni award from Grinnell in 1995, and since that time she has continued to publish and present her work all over the world. In 2003, she retired from the University of South Carolina where she was named a Carolina Distinguished Professor and now she works as an adjunct professor at Michigan State University.
Myers-Scotton's talk is sponsored by the Linguistics Concentration and the Alumni in the Classroom fund.
Grinnell welcomes and encourages the participation of people with disabilities. Rosenfield Center has accessible parking in the lot to the east. Room 101 is equipped with an induction hearing loop system. Contact Conference Operations and Events if you need further accommodations.