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The Historical Development of the Mong/Hmong Orthography

September 21, 2018 - 3:30pm to 5:30pm

115 Ford Hall

Presented by Paoze Thao, Ph.D., Pioneer Faculty & Professor of Linguistics and Education at California State University - Monterey Bay, this talk presents an overview of the evolution of the Mong/Hmong orthography with a discussion on its basic elements and on its implications for students and mainstream teachers based on the two book chapters (Thao, 1999a and Thao, 1999b).

The presentation will conclude with open-ended suggestions on the future directions for research of the Mong/Hmong linguistic studies grounded on the topics presented in Kevcai siv lug Moob [Foundations of Mong language] (Thao, 1997).

Refreshments will be served.

The Hmong Speaker Series is sponsored by a CLA SEED grant.

Parking is available in the Weisman Art Museum and Washington Avenue Parking Ramps. The Green Line Light Rail stops nearby at the East Bank Station.