BBC interview on archiving endangered languages

Harold F. Schiffman haroldfs at
Thu Mar 20 13:28:12 UTC 2003

Forwarded from Linguist List:

BBC interview on archiving endangered languages

Date: Tue, 18 Mar 2003 10:28:18 +0000
From: Zoe Toft <zt1 at>

GoDigital, the weekly BBC world service programme that looks at how
technology is changing our lives, this week carries an interview with
Professor Peter Austin, (Mrit Rausing Chair in Field Linguistics and
Director of the Endangered Languages Academic Program, SOAS) about
''how technology can help preserve lost languages for future
generations''. There is both an audio and video file available (until
Sunday 23rd March) at:

Once at this page, you'll need to click ''audio'' or ''video'', and
then the interview with Peter Austin can be found 16 minutes and 50
seconds into the programme.

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