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Join a panel of language experts to dive into the world of Brodie’s work!

Dr. Christopher Doty, Dr. Kelly Farquharson, and Dr. Panayota Gounari will respond to Precious Little through the lens of their work in language maintenance, applied linguistics, and speech development.

Chris Doty holds a PhD in Linguistics from the University of Oregon, where he spent much of his graduate career working on endangered languages of the Pacific Northwest. Now a lecturer in ESL at Northeastern University, he spends his spare time running a CrossFit gym and writing.

Kelly Farquharson holds a Ph.D. in Communication Sciences and Disorders and is an Assistant Professor at Emerson College.  Her research focuses on language and literacy development in children with speech production impairments.  In her work, she focuses on the cognitive, linguistic, and environmental factors that contribute to classroom success for this population of children.

Panayota Gounari is Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Applied Linguistics at the University of Massachusetts Boston. She has published extensively on the politics of language and the construction of neoliberal discourses in society and education. In her work she also explores issues of language policy in relation to hegemony and the role of language in social change and in the construction of human agency and democratic public spaces.