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Chris Heffner with children at AAAS Family Science Days.


In the current political climate, UMD language scientists are more motivated than ever to reach out to non-scientists and advocate to decision makers on issues related to language science. We’re off to a running start with three events in January and February.

Alia Lancaster (SLA, CASL) participated in a 3-day workshop organized by AAAS focusing on science policy and communication.

Language is directly relevant to issues of public policy such as literacy, foreign-language education, communication disorders, and foreign affairs.

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