Heather Ayn Todd
- Heather Ayn Todd
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- A cross-linguistic areal comparison of the semantics of ethnobotanical knowledge in Cameroon
Heather has a BA in Linguistics and an MSc in Ethnobotany. Her master’s research examined the relationship of language loss and ethnobotanical knowledge by focusing Wawa, an endangered language spoken in rural Cameroon. She assessed whether factors that drive the loss of language also influence ethnobotanical knowledge and found that ethnobotanical knowledge is not necessarily lost when speakers shift to another local, non-European language.