Seven Linguistics and African studies students spent most of the month of May 2018 traveling in Benin, West Africa as part of a course on Language in Africa, taught by linguistics professor Deborah Morton. As part of the trip, the students prepared a project on multilingualism in Beninese cultures, and also helped with supporting the development of the minority Anii language through creating videos of traditional cultural and linguistic activities.
One of the videos they helped create (about a children’s game):
The students presented about their experiences to the Center for Language Science on September 28, 2018. They highlighted the value of experiencing other cultures and lifestyles for themselves, and also how the trip complemented what they had studied in their course.