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Week 1 Introduction and Language Endangerment [27:22]

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Lecturer(s) Erenst Anip, Stephanie Locke, Sean Simpson
Goals
  • Provide an introduction to and general information about statistics, trends etc. on the problem of language endangerment
  • Help participants assess where their language fits in the discussion of endangered languages
  • Discuss the importance of language documentation and how we approach the subject in LDTC.
Activity
  • Participants, using a language assessment tool (from Endangered Languages Project), will score their own language.
  • Afterwards, they will discover what other sources (UNESCO, Ethnologue, ELP, etc.) list about their language.
Powerpoint [ PPS ]  [ PDF ]
Example http://www.ling.hawaii.edu/ldtc/languages/thongboi/#about

(Recorded on October 00, 2012)

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