ELL: RE: documentary about language diversity
jimmason at LONGNOW.ORG
Wed Jun 27 21:03:50 UTC 2001
at the recent language digitization conference in santa barbara, i heard
about a collection of 100 some origin stories (in a variety of languages)
recorded on video, in the possession of a museum in new caledonia. i don't
know the details.
anyone else have more info . . . ?
director, rosetta project
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> pierre Morize
> Sent: Wednesday, June 27, 2001 3:50 AM
> To: endangered-languages-l at cleo.murdoch.edu.au
> Subject: ELL: documentary about language diversity
> My name is Pierre Morize. I am a film director. I am actually
> working on a
> documentary about comparative and historic linguistique.
> I will be filming the linguists work in the Max Planck institut for
> evolutionary anthropology in Leipzig, Germany directed by Bernard
> Comrie but
> also in the field.
> In order to illustrate the amazing language diversity I am trying
> to collect
> "origin mythe" from different language families. The ideal vould
> be a video
> (any format would be good) showing a native speakers telling the story of
> his "origin mythes". I would need between 5 and 10 exemples from language
> families that "sound" very different (khoisan, altaic, athapascan,
> afroasiatic, austronesian, uralic, autralian...ect).
> I could also use recording with photographes of the speaker and his
> Of course, I will also need a transcription and a detailled
> translation of
> the text.
> My film is dedicated to be broadcast in several public channels with
> educative and cultural aims. My goal is to use the hight audiance
> of TV, to
> convey information about linguistic and concerns about endangered
> If you possess such material and if you are willing to share it with a
> broader public thank you for contacting me.
> pierre Morize
> pmorize at hotmail.com
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