Professor Sharon Hargus teaches Tigrinya field methods course

Tigrinya field methods course photo
Participants in the Tigrinya field methods course pictured in the UW Phonetics Lab

Professor Sharon Hargus taught a field methods course during Autumn Quarter focused on documentation of the Tigrinya language.  Tigrinya is a Semitic language, spoken in Ethiopia and Eritrea. Working with native speaker Seium Habties, originally from Eritrea, Professor Hargus and four graduate students spent many hours each week on the standard language documentation topics of grammar, texts and lexicon.  This course offered a very unique opportunity to students Jiahui Huang and Ted Kye of Linguistics, and Unaree Taladngoen and John Carlyle of Asian Languages and Literatures.

Seium teaching

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