WWU Connections: Indigenous Languages of Paraguay

Posted on: Tuesday, May 8, 2012 - 8:18pm


Village Books and the WWU libraries present WWU Connections,
a brown bag speaker series highlighting the expertise of WWU faculty & staff.

Join us at Village Books for an engaging presentation and discussion

Indigenous Languages of Paraguay

May 8th noon - 1pm

Paraguay, a landlocked South American country the size of California, has the largest proportion of speakers of indigenous languages in the New World, which include Aché, Ayoreo, Enxet, Guaraní, Koasvok, Ishir, Nivaklé and Qom. Join us as Shaw Gynan presents an overview of the history and structure of these languages and the people who speak them. 


Shaw N. Gynan holds a PhD in Spanish Linguistics and has taught at Western Washington University for 25 years. His two Fulbright Scholar Awards have allowed him to establish his linguistic research in Paraguay for more than 15 years.