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7/25/17 Show feat. Dr. Kate Riestenberg & Kristin Guest on Endangered Languages & Bilingualism in...

7/25/17 Show feat. Dr. Kate Riestenberg & Kristin Guest on Endangered Languages & Bilingualism in...

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Nina Simone, Young Fathers and The Flirtations.

Aired from 6-8pm on Tuesday, July 25th, 2017 on WRPB Princeton 103.3 FM.

This episode of These Vibes was all about language. In the first part, Stevie spoke with Dr. Kate Riestenberg, linguist and postdoctoral fellow at the Smithsonian Institution and visiting scholar at Truman State University in Missouri, about the work of linguists. Then, they took a dive in to the topic of endangered languages -- how they're defined, how a language becomes endangered, and why we should care about them.

In the second portion, Kristin Guest, Bilingual Speech Language Pathologist (SLP), discussed her work in SLP and working with kids in (primarily New York City) public schools. She described the differences between learning, language, and speech disabilities, as well as how you determine if a student has a disability in one of these three categories. Next she gets in to the linguistically and culturally biased assessment practices in schools, and how they should change.

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