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Quinti 2021

QINTI 2021

Event Type
Conference/Workshop
Sponsor
University of Pittsburgh (Department of Linguistics, Hillman Library, and Center for Latin American Studies); University of Illinois-Urbana-Champaign (Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies), and National Federation of Modern Language Teachers Association (NFMLTA)
Location
University of Pittsburgh, Less Commonly Taught Languages Center, Department of Linguistics
Date
Aug 13, 2021 - Aug 14, 2021   All Day
Contact
Carlos Molina-Vital
E-Mail
crm5@illinois.edu
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Originating Calendar
Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (CLACS)

Quechua Teaching and Innovation Initiative (QINTI) Third Workshop

Eleven (11) Quechua instructors and activists working in the United States will get together to develop teaching materials for Southern Quechua at the University of Pittsburgh, PA. Their goal is to record dialogues and associated activities for 6 units in the open-access Southern Quechua textbook Ayni. This textbook (in progress) is being coordinated by Carlos Molina-Vital (Illinois-CLACS), Dr. Marilyn Manley (Rowan University, NJ), and Alana DeLoge (Pittsburgh- Less Commonly Taught Languages Center).

This event will be the first time in which speakers of Ayacucho, Eastern Apurimac (in Peru), and speakers from Cochabamba (Bolivia), work together to develop a textbook that stresses both the shared foundations of the Quechua language they all speak, while showcasing the wealth of diversity their own varieties offer. In this sense, the Third QINTI Workshop will be a step forward towards a collaboration in Quechua teaching and learning that goes beyond regional, and national boundaries.

After the workshop takes place, a roundtable via Zoom will be held with other Quechua instructors and activists from Bolivia and Peru to receive more feedback on the quality and cross-variety intelligibility of the materials created in the Third QINTI Workshop. Once this feedback is incorporated, the dialogues, activities, and the syllabus that has served as blueprint for Ayni, will be made available to the public as open access materials for anyone to use or modify.

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