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Thu Feb 26 2009

Media: Documentary 'The Linguists' on PBS

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Message 1: Documentary 'The Linguists' on PBS
Date: 24-Feb-2009
From: Ashley Williams <amw9zvirginia.edu>
Subject: Documentary 'The Linguists' on PBS
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PBS is broadcasting the documentary 'The Linguists' on Thursday, 2/26,
at 10pm. Please check the website for your local listing:
http://www.pbs.org/thelinguists/airdates.html

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:
http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=100874724

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

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