LINGUIST List 19.3788

Wed Dec 10 2008

FYI: THE LINGUISTS educational DVD now available

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        1.    Daniel Miller, THE LINGUISTS educational DVD now available

Message 1: THE LINGUISTS educational DVD now available
Date: 08-Dec-2008
From: Daniel Miller <>
Subject: THE LINGUISTS educational DVD now available
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Universities, high schools, libraries, cultural centers: the educationalDVD of Ironbound Films’ Sundance hit THE LINGUISTS is now available here:

THE LINGUISTS is a hilarious and poignant chronicle of two scientists—DavidHarrison and Gregory Anderson—racing to document languages on the verge ofextinction. In Siberia, India, and Bolivia, the linguists confront head-onthe very forces silencing languages: racism, humiliation, and violenteconomic unrest. David and Greg's journey takes them deep into the heart ofthe cultures, knowledge, and communities at risk when a language dies.

THE LINGUISTS world premiered at the 2008 Sundance Film Festival tofantastic buzz, blogs, and reviews. ''The talk of the town at Sundance,''headlined Reuters. The only film funded by the National Science Foundationever at Sundance, THE LINGUISTS has since screened at more than thirtyfestivals worldwide.

The educational DVD includes 30 minutes of DVD extras profiling endangeredlanguages around the world and efforts to archive and revive them; and adiscussion guide created by Dr. K. David Harrison and the Center forApplied Linguistics.

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics