SPEAKING IN TONGUES: Episode #5 Life and Death

 

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Text Box: It is predicted that within a century more than half of the world’s languages will become extinct, but as languages are lost, new ones emerge naturally or are constructed. In this program Noam Chomsky, Esperantist Thomas Eccardt, endangered languages researcher Peter Ladefoged (who has since passed away ) and others provide insights into the language life cycle. Topics include constructed languages such as Esperanto, language endangerment and preservation and the role of globalization in language obsolescence. The experts also discuss current language trends and offer their opinions on which languages may emerge as front-runners of the future. 
Canada 2007 
48 Minutes, Color, DVD
Documentary 
English 

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Illuminating , Entertaining ,  Educational