18.187, Media: National Geographic WorldTalk Endangered Languages

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LINGUIST List: Vol-18-187. Thu Jan 18 2007. ISSN: 1068 - 4875.

Subject: 18.187, Media: National Geographic WorldTalk Endangered Languages

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Date: 17-Jan-2007
From: K. David Harrison < dharris2 at swarthmore.edu >
Subject: National Geographic WorldTalk Endangered Languages 

	
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Date: Thu, 18 Jan 2007 13:33:44
From: K. David Harrison < dharris2 at swarthmore.edu >
Subject: National Geographic WorldTalk Endangered Languages 
 


National Geographic World Talk host Patty Kim interviews K. David
Harrison of Swarthmore College, discussing language extinction, global
language diversity, and why we should care. In the interview, David talks
about his work on documenting endangered languages in Siberia. He discusses
how knowledge is packaged in languages and how traditional cultural
knowledge represents the accumulation over many centuries of human
observations of nature. As languages die, the human knowledge base erodes.

The podcast may be downloaded at:
http://www.nationalgeographic.com/podcasts/worldtalk.html

Or via free subscription to National Geographic World Talk in i-tunes. 


Linguistic Field(s): Language Description




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