Saturday, 1 October 2011

ELA on Today Programme

This morning's Today Programme, on BBC Radio 4, included an item on the Endangered Language Alliance.  The report stated that they are mostly working with the New York members of various diasporas, and included  interviews with speakers of three minority languages, NahuatlShugni, and Circassian.

The brief summary given in the online timeline is:
"It is estimated that world languages are dying out at the rate of one every fortnight. This statistic has prompted a small group of linguists in New York to form the Endangered Language Alliance. Our reporter Matt Wells visited them at their field station in the middle of Manhattan, to see how they are trying to preserve minority voices from disappearing."
Programme: Avoiding Language Extinction

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