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Lecture to focus on new language hypothesis

Submitted by Marmian Grimes
Phone: 907-474-7902


On Wednesday, Feb. 27, Edward Vajda of Western Washington University will give a public lecture on a hypothesis regarding a linguistic connection between Alaska and central Siberian indigenous languages.

"The Siberian Origin of Na-Dene Languages," begins at 7 p.m. at the Wood Center Carol Brown Ballroom on the UAF campus. It is free and open to the public.

Vajda's lecture will focus on evidence he has assembled for a prehistoric connection between the Na-Dene [NAW-denay] family of languages, such as Tlingit, Eyak and Athabascan, and the Ket language in central Siberia. His presentation is part of a two-day seminar at UAF focusing on the possible connections between languages in the two regions.

For more information on the lecture and seminar, visit www.uaf.edu/anlc.

CONTACT: James Kari, professor emeritus, at ffjmk@uaf.edu. Marmian Grimes, UAF public information officer, at 907-474-7902 or via e-mail at marmian.grimes@uaf.edu.

ON THE WEB: www.uaf.edu/anlc