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Derek Lackaff

I am an Associate Professor in the School of Communications at Elon University, where I am primarily affiliated with a practical, globally-oriented graduate program in Interactive Media. My research, teaching, and practice focus on technologies for languages of few speakers, civic technologies, and creative industries.

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Latest posts by Derek Lackaff

15 March 2017

Poly, the Platform That Wants to Teach You Every Language in the World

Rising Voices

"We want to be more useful to the speakers of the language than the linguists, because the speakers are the ones who need it.”

20 February 2017

Local Language / Global Network: Designing Mobile Technology for Indigenous and Minority Language Users

Rising Voices

Lessons from how Irish speakers are interacting with mobile technologies may provide insights for speakers of other minority and indigenous languages.

31 January 2017

Building a Sustainable, Open-Source Platform for Language Learning

Rising Voices

Openwords is a open-source language-learning app with robust lesson and course development features with the aim to be a community of language learners and teachers.

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