28th Annual Graduate Linguistics, Applied Linguistics, and TESOL Symposium

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This free event features presentations by graduate students from across ASU campuses related to linguistics, applied linguistics, and TESOL. The conference is hosted by graduate students with support from ASU's Department of English, Interdisciplinary Committee on Linguistics, School of International Letters and Cultures, American Indian Studies Program, Graduate and Professional Student Association, Graduate Scholars of English Association and Regents Professor Elly van Gelderen. Attendance is free but registration is required.


The 2022 conference will be in-person at ASU's Discovery Hall on the Tempe campus and will feature a plenary talk by Sheilah E. Nicholas of the University of Arizona: "Tuuya qa paysoq waynuma. –This Sickness [COVID-19] Is Carrying a Message/Reminder: Will We Take Heed?"

The Hopi words in the title for this plenary presentation were recently expressed by a Hopi Elder in his first language—Hopilavayi, linguistically defined as a Uto-Aztecan language. What are the implications of these expressions of perception and experiences in the contemporary context of change in the Hopi cultural and linguistic landscape? What will be the long-term impact as voiced at a 1990 language forum, “If we don’t work on this language issue, we’ll be Hopi in name only. There will be no meaning beyond that [an ethnic label].” Nicholas retraces her “footprints” in following her own calling, itumalmakiwa, her lifework, to illuminate the nuances, complexity, challenges, and fulfillment in Hopi language revitalization and reclamation.


  • Registration (9:00 - 9:30)
  • Presentations (9:30 - 1:00)
  • Lunch (Provided) (1:00 - 2:00)
  • Presentations (2:00 - 4:00)
  • Plenary Speaker (4:00 - 5:30)
Please direct questions to:

Symposium Organizing Committee - ASULinguisticsTESOL@gmail.com 
Kelly Baur (Chair) - baur.kelly@asu.edu 
Ashley Coogan (Co-Chair) - acoogan@asu.edu 

Saturday, Apr. 2, 2022, 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
Discovery Hall (DISCVRY) 250 E. Lemon St.
Tempe campus
Free of charge and open to the public

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