Endangered Languages Week 2009
School of Oriental and African Studies
23 - 28 February 2009
This page last updated: 22 February 2009.
There are approximately 7,000
languages spoken today and half of them are under
threat from larger languages.
Languages Week 2009 presents a variety of displays, discussions, films, and workshops to provide a view of what is happening to languages and what is being done to document, archive and support endangered languages
at HRELP and around the world. See the full programme.
- Languages vs species? -
A debate on priorities of preservation in an endangered world.
- Meet an Endangered Language - a series
of short presentations on several endangered languages, where you can learn about where they are
spoken, why they are threatened, and experience their culture
- as well as learn some basic words and phrases
- Films - a day of international films on
- Open Day - visit Room G3 to see a variety of displays, demonstrations, software, posters, and books from organisations involved in endangered languages activities
- Annual Public Lecture - Bernard Spolsky Rescuing Maori: the last 40 years
- Beliefs and ideology for endangered languages: a full day workshop
Most events are free
of charge and open to anyone who is interested in endangered