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Media: Endangered Languages 'On the Road' with Bob Holman

Submitter: Stephanie Nikolopoulos

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Linguistic Field(s): Sociolinguistics
Ling & Literature

Media Body: On the Road with Bob Holman, the travel documentary series that puts
endangered languages on the map, is having its encore presentation on LINK

What happens when a downtown New York poet of the hip hop and slam
persuasion discovers that the roots of spoken word go back thousands of
years and span the globe? If he's Bob Holman, he goes On the Road to track
them down! He trades stories, fun, recipes, insights, jokes, songs, and
poems. Along the way, he gets passionately immersed in the Endangered
Language crisis- over half the world's 6500 languages will disappear before
the end of this century. Holman guides us to the bottom-line question of
survival of these systems of consciousness with respect, joy, and dedication
to diversity. He throws himself into the life- shares the meals, participates in
the ceremonies, dances and parties. His enthusiasm infects the series' fast-
paced style- Hip, but not hipper than thou. Serious fun! Ok everybody, get
ready- let's take the road not taken, with Bob Holman.

Times in EST:

Sunday, May 13th at 11:30 am
Monday, May 14th at 09:30 am
Saturday, May 19th at 10:00 pm
Monday, May 21st at 10:30 am
Tuesday, May 22nd at 07:00 pm

DIRECTV Channel 375 | DISH Network Channel 9410

Here are links to the program pages, with air dates:

For more information, visit Rattapallax:

If you are interested in featuring the documentary, reviewing it, or would like
an interview, please let me know so I can provide any press materials you
may need.

Press for On the Road with Bob Holman:
Brooklyn Rail:
Issue Number: 23.2337
Date Posted: May 16, 2012