Speaker Series with Prof. Jan Hauck, Univ. of California, Los Angeles


Location: 278 Corbett Family Hall

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The Co-Operative Reproduction and Transformation of ‘Culture’ in Indigenous Aché Children’s Songs

Dr. Jan Hauck is a linguistic anthropologist specializing in the study of the Indigenous languages and cultures of the Indigenous Americas. His research interests center on Indigenous understandings of and responses to linguistic, cultural, and environmental change in postcolonial contact scenarios. Since 2008, he has been working with a small former hunter-gatherer society, the Aché in eastern Paraguay, on language endangerment and revitalization, child socialization, language mixing and creolization, environ­mental change, ethics and morality, and relations with nonhumans.