My name is Lina Ruth Duiker. I am a freshman at Penn State majoring in Philosophy and Spanish and minoring in Women's Studies. I hope to continue my education in law school, and then get a job either as an immigration lawyer, or a Child Protection Advocate. I am involved in Alliance Christian Fellowship, and Mock Trial at Penn State. I also enjoy helping out at my old youth group as a leader, and working at Dolce Vida Desserts in Lemont.
I will be traveling first to Palenque, Columbia to collect data, and then I will be traveling to Raboud Univesrity in Nijmegen, the Netherlands, to analyze the data with the help of Peter Muiski and his group of creolists. I will be studying the differences that might be caused in heritage speakers that get formal education in the heritage language, versus whether they do not receive that formal education.
Pennsylvania State University, USA
Center for Language Science