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Lecture: 'Language Hotspots: Tracking Local and Global Patterns of Language Extinction'
Start Date: 10/2/2007Start Time: 4:15 PM
End Date: 10/2/2007
Event Description:

A talk by Professor K. David Harrison,  "Language Hotspots: Tracking Local and Global Patterns of Language Extinction."
Of the seven thousand languages spoken globally, nearly half are endangered and likely to disappear in this century.  This will entail a massive loss of human knowledge about a wide range of subjects.  Scientists and indigenous communities are working together to understand and address the causes of language loss.  This talk reports on the current state of the art in language endangerment studies.  
Sponsored by Department of Linguistics.

Location Information:
*Swarthmore College - Science Center
Room: Science Center 101 - Chang Hou Hall
Contact Information:
Name: K. David Harrison
Phone: 610-690-5785
Email: dharris1@swarthmore.edu
Event Sponsors
Department of Linguistics
Open To
The Public

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