The Judaic Studies Program of Drexel University presents “Saving Endangered Languages” a lecture and book-signing by K. David Harrison, PhD, associate professor of linguistics, Swarthmore College.
Half of the world’s languages are endangered and may go extinct in this century, with dire effects for civilization and our knowledge base. Come along and travel with Harrison, from Siberia to America’s Far West, as he shows us how indigenous activists and linguists work to sustain languages through technology and art. Harrison is the author of "The last speakers" and "When Languages Die."
The lecture will be followed by a panel on the Revitalization of Yiddish for Tomorrow. Discussing with Dr. Harrison how Yiddish activists might learn from some of the initiatives he has documented, will be the following panelists:
Location: Street: Ruth Auditorium, Nesbitt Hall, Drexel University, 33rd and Market Streets, NE corner City: Philadelphia, Province: Pennsylvania Postal Code: 19104-3401 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)