Background of the Tour
This week I am going to start my virtual US lecture tour, in German and English depending on the audience. I am invited to talk about #PronomenWieXier in different institutions of higher education in the US. I will speak about #PronomenWieXier, German as a highly gendered languagen and languange changes.
Max Kade German America Center IUPUI – 16.4.2022
I was a gues at Indiana University in Indianapolis. Max Kade German-American Center invited to speak in a workshop for teachers and professors of German as a foreign language about genderneutral pronouns like xier. I am touched to hear how much further the discussion on genderneutral grammar is in the United states. Because they/them pronouns are widely used, students will requests a translation into German.
Wellesley College – 6.4.2022
Today I am a guest speakter at Wellesley College near Boston. I talked with two groups of students about #PronomenWieXier, about the complexities of German grammar and language change. I visited Wellesley campus virtually, but got a great tour anyways with precious little videos created by the students.