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The Linguists

It's of interest to me to learn that, as we are talking about the possibilities of writing to the future, some of our colleagues are busily @ work trying to preserve the languages of the past...what role might they, and their archival process, play in evolving systems?

5-6:15 p.m. on Thursday, November 5th, in Thomas 110, Bryn Mawr College:
Screening of The Linguists, "a poignant chronicle of two scientists — David Harrison (Swarthmore College Professor) and Gregory Anderson — racing to document languages on the verge of extinction. In Siberia, India, and Bolivia, the linguists confront head-on the very forces silencing languages: racism, humiliation, and violent economic unrest. David and Greg's journey takes them deep into the heart of the cultures, knowledge, and communities at risk when a language dies. The Linguists was an official Selection at Sundance Film Festival."

 

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