Oregon Tribal Director Honored with Excellence in Community Linguistics Award


December 17, 2015 – The LSA is pleased to announce that Ms. Valerie Switzler is the recipient of its Excellence in Community Linguistics Award for 2016. The award will be presented at the Linguistic Society of America's 2016 Annual Meeting in Washington, DC, at a special ceremony on Saturday, Jan. 9, 2016, immediately preceding the Presidential Address.

As described in the nomination, Ms. Switzler truly embodies the spirit of the LSA’s Excellence in Community Linguistics Award. As the Director of the Culture and Heritage Program of the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs, Oregon, Ms. Switzler has dedicated her career to the documentation, maintenance and growth of her community’s three languages, Kiksht, Ichishkiin/Sahaptin, and Northern Paiute…

Read Full Article: Linguistic Society of America: Advancing the Study of Language. “Oregon Tribal Director Honored With Excellence In Community Linguistics Award“. N. p., 2015. Web. 18 Dec. 2015.

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