Monday, June 30, 2008

I'm adding my friend Abbie's journal to my (rather eclectic) blogroll. She's a PhD student in my former program, and this summer is in Mali, doing language documentation in a Dogon village. This isn't the first time she's done this (she was in Mali in the Peace Corps), but she's in a different village this time, and the language, although called Dogon just like that of the people she worked with before, is apparently different enough that is could be considered a different language completely. But that's the sort of thing language documentarians enjoy (not confusion over terminology, but working with unfamiliar languages), so no doubt she's in her element there.

Anyway, it's an interesting read, do check it out.

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