Language Endangerment and Cultural Diversity, public lecture by Dr. Mark Turin, Harmon Room

11:45 AM  - 1:00 PM
Thursday Mar 28, 2013
Harmon Room, DeWitt Wallace Library

Collect, Protect, Connect: Documenting Voices of Vanishing Worlds, a richly illustrated lecture on language endangerment and cultural diversity. With over 20 years of fieldwork in the Himalayan region, Dr. Mark Turin discusses challenges of small-scale societies whose oral speech forms and knowledge systems they encode are at risk of disappearing without record. The World Oral Literature Project is an initiative he established to support local communities and fieldworkers in collection and preservation of all forms of oral literature. Turin, a linguist and anthropologist who works in the Himalayas, is Lecturer and Associate Research Scientist at the South Asian Studies Council at Yale University and a Research Associate at the University of Cambridge Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology.

Sponsored by: Anthropology, Asian Languages and Cultures, International Studies, Linguistics, Philosophy

Contact: Arjun Guneratne, , or Margo Dickinson,

Sponsored By: Anthropology, Asian Languages and Cultures, International Studies

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