5986 Acculturation Continued: Use of Technology To Revitalize Anishinaabemowin

Friday, February 17, 2012: 8:30 AM
Room 202-204 (VCC West Building)
Margaret Noori , University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
In an ever changing world it is imperative that speakers use every available channel.  In ancient times it was said the people talked to rocks and animals.  Today it is wires and wavelengths that have become animated with the sound of Anishinaabemowin.  Rather than focus on any one medium or platform, this talk will explore ways that technology fosters creative, continual pursuit of the simplest, most far-reaching solution.  From Facebook to voice recognition to interactive learning tools, find out more about how communities both small and large, private and public, can subvert the tools of daily modern life to keep a language alive.