Sealaska Heritage Institute's brown bag lunch lecture series, organized in recognition of Native American Heritage Month, continues this week with┐"Languages Across Bering Strait: My Siberian Odyssey and the Reconnecting of Asia and America." The lecture begins at noon at Sealaska Plaza in the boardroom on the 4th floor. It's free and open to the public.
Professor of Slavic Languages Edward Vajda, from Western Washington University, will describe his travels to Siberia and the evolution of his research linking Ket, the sole living representative of the Yeniseian language family in Siberia, with the Na-Dene family of North America. The lecture will end with a discussion of how Ket verb structure suggests a new way to write dictionary entries for Tlingit verbs.
For more information contact Sarah Dybdahl at 586-9234 or see www.sealaskaheritage.org.