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Jacob Larson, a double major in French and Linguistics, has been awarded a Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) for summer 2018. He will be studying Paw-Paw French, an isolated dialect that has been spoken in Missouri for over 300 years. Although it is now at risk of dying out, he hopes to explore the ways in which this unique linguistic heritage has affected its speakers, specifically in the town of Old Mines, Missouri.

Dr. Valérie Pruvost will be advising him on this project.

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