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Grad Student Presents Research at UA Conference

February 14, 2018

Amber Aubone Crawford, a graduate student in the Linguistics Certificate program, presented "The Devil’s in the Details – A Sociolinguistic Explanation of Failed Integration of National and Rebel Forces in the Democratic Republic of Congo" at the University of Alabama Language Conference in Tuscaloosa.

Crawford's paper addressed why military integration as a form of peacebuilding in post-conflict, multilingual societies is less likely to be fully implemented than in less linguistically diverse, post-conflict societies, examining the case in the Democratic Republic of Congo from a sociolinguistic perspective. The implications of the study highlight the importance of sociolinguistic theory and empirical studies for peacebuilding theory and practice.

In addition to her studies and research, Crawford is also a Teaching Assistant II in the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures, teaching SPN 1014.

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