The Michigan Humanities Collaboratory has awarded a grant to an inter-generational research team, including ASC Associate Director Andries Coetzee, to document the cultural and linguistic practices of a unique community of Afrikaans speakers in rural Patagonia, Argentina. The research team (consisting of six faculty, two GSRAs, a postdoctoral researcher, and as many as ten undergraduate researchers) will explore topics about identity and displacement, and how these themes are realized in the linguistic practices of the community. One outcome of the project will be an interactive online archive, chronicling the history and daily lives of the community members.

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