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  • 1. L A N L A N G U A G E F Y M A S I O C N Q A Z Z Q L S S S D E A T H N Q
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  • 4. What is significant about these hotspots?
  • 5. "Cuando muere una lengua, las cosas divinas, estrellas, sol y luna,las cosas humanas, pensar y sentir, no se reflejan en eso espejo."
    • "When a language dies, the divine things, stars, sun and moon, the human things. to think and to feel, are no longer reflected in this mirror."
  • 6. SIDEBAR
    • Culture = Language
    • Language = Culture
    • “ YOU are the LANGUAGE you speak.”
  • 7. THE “LANGUAGE” PATIENT
    • ______ LIVING LANGUAGES
    • ____ HAVE LESS THAN 100 SPEAKERS
    • EVERY ______ A “LANGUAGE DIES”
    6,912 500 2 weeks
  • 8. THE “LANGUAGE” PATIENT
    • ____ % OF ALL LANGUAGES HAVE DIED IN THE LAST 500 YEARS.
    • ___ % OF ALL LANGUAGES MAY DIE THIS CENTURY
    • ___% OF THE WORLD SPEAK JUST ___% OF THE LANGUAGES
    50 90 94 5
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  • 10. DIAGNOSIS
    • SMALL POPULATION OF SPEAKERS
    • CHILDREN NOT SPEAKING THE PARENT’S LANGUGE Michael Cahill, SIL Committee for Endangered Languages.
  • 11. THE ILLNESS
    • “ A language is endangered when its speakers are using it in fewer and fewer communicative
    • domains and/or are ceasing to pass it on from
    • one generation to the next. Language
    • endangerment may be the result of external
    • developments and policies (whether military,
    • economic, religious, cultural, or educational), or it may be caused by internal factors, such as a community’s negative attitude towards its own language.” (UNESCO)
  • 12. THE CAUSE
    • GENOCIDE
    • LINGUICIDE
    • NATURAL DISASTERS
    • LANGUAGE SHIFT / POPULATION DRIFT (Displacement)
    • SOCIO-ECONOMIC (POLITICAL)
  • 13. IMPORTANT?
    • IF A LANGUAGE FALLS IN THE FOREST
    • DOES SHOULD ANYONE CARE?
    WHAT IS THE PURPOSE OF LIFE?
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  • 16. WHY CARE?
    • DIVERSITY OF THE ETHNOSPHERE
    • KNOWLEDGE
    • IDENTITY
    • REPOSITORY OF HISTORY
    • FUTURE PRESERVATION
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  • 18. THE CURE (language revival)
    • POLITICAL EMPOWERMENT
    • HUMAN (LANGUAGE) RIGHTS
    • PRESERVATION (UNICODE)
    • CHANGE IN HUMAN “MIND SET”
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    • Learn a new language and get a new soul.  Czech Proverb
  • 20. There is no such thing as an ugly language. Today I hear every language as if it were the only one, and when I hear of one that is dying, it overwhelms me as though it were the death of the earth Elias Canetti
  • 21. Are these the last speakers of their language?
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  • 45. Interesting Websites
    • http://linguistlist.org
    • http://thelinguists.com
    • www.nativevillage.org
    • www.ethnologue.com
    • Foundation for Endangered languages
    • www.ted.com / www.rosettaproject.org
    • www.universe.dailylife.com (Jonathan Harris)
    • http://fsckorea.ning.com (additional info.)
  • 46. http://eflclassroom.ning.com

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