Congratulations to Eli Nukunya and Brittani Howard for Winning This year’s LASURI Student Research Initiative Award!

LASURI (LAS Undergraduate Research Initiative) is a competitive award aiming for developing the research, communication, and leadership skills of undergraduate students in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Congratulations to Eli Nukunya (English major, Linguistics Minor) and Brittani Howard (Anthropology major, Linguistics minor) for being selected to develop their linguistic research projects in AY2021-2022. Below are the outlines of their research projects to be carried out in the coming year.

Brittani Howard

Proposed project title (subject to change): Revitalization Through Self-Documentation: A Community-Centered Language Learning App

Faculty mentor: Dr. Jill Hallett

Eli Nukunya

Proposed project title (subject to change): An Investigation of Perceptions and Vitality of Ga in the Ghanaian community in Chicago

Faculty mentor: Dr. Xuehua Xiang

Congratulations to Brittani and Eli! Best wishes for the research journey ahead!