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Student Experiential Learning Through Service & Public Engagement

Oct 28, 2020 10:00 AM in Central Time (US and Canada)

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Ann Abbott
Director of Undergraduate Studies, Associate Professor @Department of Spanish & Portuguese
Ann's work focuses on student learning outcomes in, as well as critical analysis of the following: foreign language community service learning, social entrepreneurship, social media and languages for specific purposes. Ann created the course Spanish in the Community in 2005 with the idea of focusing on language and content, but also to involve students in the local community.
Ryan Shosted
Professor, Director of the Phonetics Lab @Department of Linguistics
Ryan Shosted is an experimental phonetician and phonologist. His research focuses on how phonetic principles shape phonological, typological, and diachronic outcomes in language. He specializes in the production of speech, whether through the lens of acoustics, kinematics, or aerodynamics. He currently uses ultrafast dynamic magnetic resonance imaging to study the map between the physiology of the vocal tract and the acoustic signal that emanates from it. As part of his commitment to public engagement, Ryan has since 2008 accompanied the local Q'anjob'al (Maya) community of Champaign-Urbana in publishing Mayan-language literacy materials and educating the non-Maya community about the Q'anjob'al language.