Language Revival: Securing the Future of Endangered Languages

MOOC
Language Revival:  Securing the Future of Endangered Languages
Language
English
Duration
3 hours course
Certificate
Certification paid
Course by EdX
Language Revival:  Securing the Future of Endangered Languages
What will you learn?
In this course, you willExplore connections between language and identity.
Understand the impact of language loss on people around the world.
Examine what is being done to revive languages today.
About the course

Language is an integral part of society. Wherever we come from, the words we use and the way in which we use them are fundamental to our cultural identity. In today’s increasingly globalised world, however, ‘linguicide’ – the loss of a language – is becoming all too common. But there is hope. The language revival movement has emerged as an important and effective response, and this course will introduce you to its key principles and techniques.

After discussing powerful answers to the question of why languages should be revived, we’ll investigate how. Far more than just a simple process of recovering literacy and lost letters, language revival involves a deep and complex engagement with history, human rights, identity and wellbeing. You will also learn what’s being done around the world right now, and how effective these techniques have been.

Program
Language Revival:Securing the Future of Endangered Languages
Learn how the world’s endangered languages are revived and why this process is critical to preserving cultural identity.
Lecturers
Ghil’ad Zuckermann
Ghil’ad Zuckermann
Chair of Linguistics and Endangered Languages University of Adelaide
Rob Amery
Rob Amery
Professor of Linguistics University of Adelaide
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