The UNM graduate student organization High Desert Linguistics Society hosts their 9th biennial linguistics conference Thursday, Nov. 4 through Saturday, Nov. 6. All events are set on the third floor of the SUB.

The purpose of HDLS is to promote the exchange of ideas among students pursuing higher education in linguistics and related disciplines. The conference provides a venue for scholars to present their work within the frameworks of cognitive and functional approaches to linguistic analysis, focusing on the study of indigenous languages and signed languages. HDLS-9 continues this positive trend by attracting high-quality scholarship that enhances understanding of current issues in linguistics.

Over the years, the conference has evolved from a small, UNM-centered event to one of international scope and recognition, while remaining particularly accessible to the UNM community. Additionally, the conference serves as a platform for raising awareness among academics concerning Spanish linguistics, signed languages in deaf communities, linguistic anthropology, endangered languages in indigenous communities and educational linguistics - both local and global. This exchange of ideas can help build a bridge between communities, linguists, and language activists.

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Over the years, the conference has evolved from a small, UNM-centered event to one of international scope and recognition, while remaining particularly accessible to the UNM community. Additionhttp://news.unm.edu/2010/11/unm-high-desert-linguistics-society-hosts-conference/ally, the conference serves as a platform for raising awareness among academics concerning Spanish linguistics, signed languages in deaf communities, linguistic anthropology, endangered languages in indigenous communities and educational linguistics - both local and global. This exchange of ideas can help build a bridge between communities, linguists, and language activists.

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HDLS 9th biennial conference.

Media contact: Carolyn Gonzales, 277-5920; e-mail: cgonzal@unm.edu