The local PBS station (WHRO) is airing a documentary about linguistics at 8pm tonight. It features two ODU linguists (Dr. Janet Bing and Dr. Joanne Scheibman) discussing the topic of Code-Switching. In conjunction with this program, several other media outless have also been discussing this topic.
On Friday, Dr. Bridget Anderson (ODU) made an appearance on the local NPR station’s Hearsay with Cathy Lewis and Dr. Scheibman appeared on the local PBS station’s What Matters. You can find Dr. Anderson’s appearance on the Hearsay website or a on iTunes (http://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/code-switching/id218834565?i=87704095). Dr. Scheibman’s appearance is available either on iTunes (http://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/code-switching-communication/id277168608?i=87703607) or on YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R_WC9PM6S0Q).
Then look for Dr. Bing next Friday night at 9pm on the WHRO show Another View and look for a series on code-switching in the public schools in October in a Virginian-Pilot series featuring Dr. Anderson and other local linguists (including Dr. Charity Hudley of William and Mary and Dr. Rebecca Wheeler of Christopher Newport University).