[lg policy] Our Language in Your Hands: Mark Turin's new series on BBC Radio 4

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Our Language in Your Hands: Mark Turin's new series on BBC Radio 4


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We are delighted to announce a new BBC Radio 4 broadcast, titled Our
language in Your Hands, presented by the World Oral Literature
Project<http://oralliterature.us4.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=cdda5978477786832e3f962e2&id=66db28760a&e=2d46eb0a8d>Director,
Dr Mark Turin.

This new three-part series will cover language diversity, endangerment and
policy.

The first episode, recorded in Nepal over the summer, airs from
11:00-11:30am GMT on Monday 3 December 2012. Alongside analogue and digital
radio transmission in the UK, the programme will be streamed live through
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In this first episode, Mark travels to the mountains of Eastern Nepal,
where Thangmi is spoken, to show how communities are preserving and
reviving their speech forms.

*He explores the enduring relationship between language, culture and
identity and explains why it's so critical for linguists to work with
indigenous communities to document and protect these vanishing voices
before they disappear without record.*

The series has its own set of web pages on the BBC site that can be
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Episodes two and three cover the linguistic landscape of South Africa and
New York City, and will air 11:00-11:30 on Monday 10 and Monday 17 December
respectively.

These programmes will be archived as podcasts for the forseeable future.

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