Living Tongues – website

Last week I happened to chat with someone at Narita airport who turned to be Dr. Gregory Anderson, the president of “Living Tongues – Institute for Endangered Languages”. Here’s a link to their website:
http://www.livingtongues.org/
He, being a very fast talker, gave me a brief outline of the work that they do and have done in Australia, among other places such as the US, Africa and Siberia and some of the challenges that face them. In particular he talked about the very positive things he saw happening in Australia. He also mentioned that technology should be seen as a tool to be embraced, particularly in connecting young people with their languages and culture. Here is a link to the draft report of their 2007 expedition and if you scroll down to the section “New Media” you can find some comments pertaining to this view.

http://www.swarthmore.edu/SocSci/langhotspots/expeditions.html

Hope you enjoy this website,
Sue Brennan

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