[lg policy] 2019 is UN’s International Year of Indigenous Languages. And we need it to be January 28, 2019 - 06:25 Linguists warn against the death of half the world’s languages by the end of this century. Keywords: Language, Researcher Zone SendPDFPrint By: Jeroen Willemsen PhD student, Department of Linguistics, Cognitive Science and Semiotics, Aarhus University, Denmark, Kristoffer Friis Bøegh PhD student, Department of Linguistics, Cognitive Science and Semiotics, Aarhus University, Denmark In Indonesia, speakers of indigenous languages are often pressured by national policies into speaking the official language. This can threaten the existence of minority languages. (Photo: Shutterstock) Today, 28th of January 2019, the International Year of Indigenous Languages (IYIL) will begin. And there are good reasons to spread awareness about the state of the world’s indigenous languages. As linguists, we are all too familiar with the depressing statistics surrounding indigenous languages. A

Harold Schiffman haroldfs at gmail.com
Wed Jan 30 11:31:59 EST 2019


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 Harold F. Schiffman

Professor Emeritus of
 Dravidian Linguistics and Culture
Dept. of South Asia Studies
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6305

Phone:  (215) 898-7475
Fax:  (215) 573-2138

Email:  haroldfs at gmail.com
http://ccat.sas.upenn.edu/~haroldfs/

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