Newly minted Linguistics BA Corey Schaeffer is featured in the cover story of the May L&S In Focus newsletter. The story details Corey’s work to revitalize the Menominee language by developing an orthography that uses the Korean alphabet.
Schaeffer, who graduated from UWM earlier this month with a major in Linguistics and a minor in Japanese, is a member of the Menominee Indian tribe. His life’s goal is to revitalize the Menominee language, which he estimates is fluently spoken by less than 100 people of the Menominee nation’s 8,700 members. To do that, he hopes to help his people adopt a different alphabet – Korean.