Language Revival: Securing the Future of Endangered Languages

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3 часа курса
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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.

Программа
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.
Что Вы изучите?
  • 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.
Лекторы
Ghil’ad Zuckermann
Ghil’ad Zuckermann
Chair of Linguistics and Endangered Languages University of Adelaide
Professor Ghil’ad Zuckermann is a leading expert in ‘revivalistics’ and Chair of Linguistics and Endangered Languages at the University of Adelaide. His study of language, culture and identity has taken him across the world, he is highly acclaimed in the media, and he has been instrumental in the revival of many languages in Australia and abroad.
Rob Amery
Rob Amery
Professor of Linguistics University of Adelaide
Dr Rob Amery has been working with Aboriginal languages since 1980, when he worked as a nurse at Balgo (Kimberley, Western Australia) with Kukatja-speaking people. He has taught linguistics and literacy to speakers of a range of languages, including many South Australian languages. He teaches Linguistics at the University of Adelaide, including a course on Aboriginal languages and a course on Language Reclamation, with a focus on Kaurna, the language of the Adelaide Plains, into which he has conducted research for the past 25 years.
Платформа
EdX
Эта платформа предоставляет все курсы бесплатно. Авторами выступают топовые университеты и корпорации, которые стараются удерживать стандарты качества. За несоблюдение дедлайнов, невыполнение домашнего задания студенты теряют баллы. Как и в других платформах, лекционные видео чередуются с практическими заданиями. Обучение проводится на английском, китайском, испанском, французском и хинди.
Language Revival:  Securing the Future of Endangered Languages