Hacking Language Learning: Dr. Conor Quinn at TEDxDirigo

Dr. Conor McDonough Quinn is a documentary linguist, endangered language revitalization employee, and avid learner and trainer of languages. Raised in Portland, Maine, he has lived at size in Indonesia, China, and Oman, and has labored extensively with a number of indigenous communities of the Northeast. Learning his family’s endangered heritage language (trace: have a look at the title) in his early teenagers gave him a ardour for serving to others to do the identical, and led him to pursue linguistics—considerably single-mindedly—all through his educational profession. Alongside a hefty set of technical analysis questions in linguistics, he’s at the moment most concerned about growing instruments to assist speech communities perform their very own linguistic documentation and revitalization work, and to find new methods to scale back the boundaries to studying new languages.

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