National Museum of Language presents "Cherokee"

Don Osborn dzo at BISHARAT.NET
Sun Jun 15 14:21:00 UTC 2008

FYI (please contact the e-address below for reservations or other information)…


The National Museum of Language
An exciting afternoon discussing an interesting language and its influence in world writing systems. 
Sunday, June 22nd in the main exhibit hall, 7100 Baltimore Ave 
2:00 – 3:00 pm 

Open to the public. Admission is free. 
Reservations are needed because of limited seating. 

This talk will serve as an introduction to the wide range of the world's writing systems, describing varieties, how systems change over time, and how writing systems can be better or more poorly matched to capturing a particular language. We will then move on to specific discussion of the Cherokee syllabary: its history, its structure, and its influence in the world's writing systems. Finally, we'll discuss the syllabary in its current form and its place within the formation and preservation of Cherokee identity.

Presentation given by Carrie Clarady, a linguist affiliated with the Center for Advanced Study of Language (CASL). Her research areas include: Stress and language performance, Experimental semantics and pragmatics, and Technology-mediated discourse.

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For reservations, please call (301)-864-7071 or e-mail events at by June 20.
Please include your name and phone number.
Seating is limited to 25 people
Light refreshments will be served. Ample free parking available. Directions can be found at 



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