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Media: Documentary 'The Linguists' on PBS

Submitter: Ashley Williams

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Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics
Language Documentation
Anthropological Linguistics

Media Body: PBS is broadcasting the documentary 'The Linguists' on Thursday, 2/26,
at 10pm. Please check for local listings:

The film's description from PBS:
The efforts of linguists Greg Anderson and David Harrison to preserve
languages on the brink of extinction are chronicled. Their journeys take
them to Siberia to record Chulym, a dialect now spoken by fewer than 25
people; to India, where an expressive regional language called Sora is
dying out; and to Bolivia to capture a language once spoken by healers to
the Inca emperor.

There was also an interview on NPR's Weekend Edition last Saturday 2/21
with David Harrison & Greg Anderson:
Issue Number: 20.608
Date Posted: February 24, 2009