Member Event-Breaking Down the Tower of Babel

Oct 16, 2021


In this “Digging Deeper series” chat, Patrick will take some of his previous talk material from “Why Can’t I Understand Auntie?” and take a more applied look at the confusing collection of “dialect” diversity by facilitating a guided conversation around identity, names, and what one will encounter in documentation as one continues down the road of genealogy research.

Patrick Chew is a UC Berkeley graduate with degrees in Linguistics, East Asian Languages and Literatures, specifically Chinese and Altaic languages. Patrick is the Internationalization/Localization Manager at When Patrick is not working on languages, linguistics, and technology, he continues his passion for genealogy, which has provided an integral grounding to his own heritage.