Scientists estimate that of 7,000 languages in the world, half will be gone by the end of this century. On average, one language disappears every two weeks.
THE LINGUISTS joins David Harrison and Gregory Anderson, scientists racing to document languages on the verge of extinction. David and Greg’s ’round-the-world journey takes them deep into the heart of the cultures, knowledge, and communities at stake.
THE LINGUISTS world premiered at the 2008 Sundance Film Festival. The only film funded by the National Science Foundation ever at Sundance, THE LINGUISTS has since screened at more than thirty festivals worldwide.
– from the official website
Date: Friday, February 6
Start Time: 2:00pm
Place: Ackerman Grand Ballroom, UCLA
UCLA’s Linguistics Department (in collaboration with BLing and the Graduate Linguistics Circle) welcomes Professor David Harrison as he presents his film, “The Linguist”
This free screening is to be followed by an open Q&A session with Professor Harrison. Refreshments will be provided.
For those interested in (obscure) languages, travel, culture, as well as film and documentaries, this is definitely one not to be missed!
Society of Bruin Linguists (BLing)
Craig Melchert, A. Richard Diebold Professor of Indo-European Studies
Department of Linguistics
Division of Humanities
Graduate Linguistics Circle
Center for Language, Interaction, and Culture (CLIC)
Department of Applied Linguistics and TESL
Program in Indo-European Studies
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