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The Lensic and International Folk Art Alliance Present:
“Saving Endangered Languages: Greg Anderson & David Harrison”

Date: Monday, October 6, 2014
Time: 7:00 pm
Location: The Lensic Performing Arts Center

Half of the world’s languages are endangered and may go extinct in this century. The loss of small languages will have dire consequences for culture, science, and the environment. Around the world, speakers of endangered languages are mounting strategic efforts to save their languages. This presentation features photos and video clips of speakers of some of the world’s most endangered languages, from Siberia, India and other locations, and will demonstrate how indigenous activists and linguists are working to sustain languages through technology.

K. David Harrison is a linguist, explorer, and Fellow at National Geographic Society. He co-leads expeditions to remote locations to meet with the last speakers of endangered languages and help preserve their knowledge. He teaches Linguistics at Swarthmore College. 

Gregory Anderson is a linguist and director of the Living Tongues Institute for Endangered Languages. He has done fieldwork in Siberia, India, Papua New Guinea, Nigeria, and many other locations. As a National Geographic Fellow, he co-led the Enduring Voices Project to map and explore the world’s language hotspots. 

This 50-minute presentation will be followed by a question-and-answer session. 

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