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CafeLitt 185: On the death and life of Languages

Thu 23 Sep 2010, 19:00, by Mohammad Jabbari Hagh, at Bistro Burritoville:3rd floor, 2055 Rue Bishop, Montreal,QC (Map)

Why languages die and what can accelerate or decelerate this? This talk will be a brief overview of Claude Hagege's book titled "On the death and life of Languages". Hagege is a renowned French linguist currently the chair of Linguistic Theory at the College de France in Paris. In his book he reviews the most important factors that play a role in extinction of languages all over the world, the measure that can be taken to stop this seemingly inevitable catastrophe threatening almost 90% of currently alive languages and finally the resurrection of languages. As an example of successful resurrection, Hebrew and its life, death and revival will be discussed.


Would you please add the Movie?

Anonymous at Fri 1 Oct 2010

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