Heather Ayn Todd
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- Ethnobiological inventories of a multilingual community in Cameroon
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- Professor Anne Pauwels, Professor Lutz Marten & Professor Friederike Lüpke
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.