Monday, February 23, 2009

Saving Dying Languages: "The Linguists" (PBS)

Weekend Edition Saturday (Feb. 21, 2009)

There are more than 7,000 languages in the world, and if statistics hold, two weeks from now, there will be one less. That's the rate at which languages disappear. And each time a language disappears, a part of history — a subtle way of thinking — vanishes too.

A new documentary called "The Linguists," airing [Feb. 27, 2009 (Los Angeles, 9:00 PM)] on PBS, follows ethnographers David Harrison and Greg Anderson as they race to document endangered languages in some of the most remote corners of the world.

From the plains of Siberia to the mountains of Bolivia to the tribal lands of India... More>>

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