LINGUIST List 23.2337

Wed May 16 2012

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

Editor for this issue: Elyssa Winzeler <>

Date: 16-May-2012
From: Stephanie Nikolopoulos <>
Subject: Endangered Languages 'On the Road' with Bob Holman
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On the Road with Bob Holman, the travel documentary series that putsendangered languages on the map, is having its encore presentation on LINKTV!

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

Times in EST:

Sunday, May 13th at 11:30 amMonday, May 14th at 09:30 amSaturday, May 19th at 10:00 pmMonday, May 21st at 10:30 amTuesday, 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 likean interview, please let me know so I can provide any press materials youmay need.

Press for On the Road with Bob Holman:BOMB: Rail:

Linguistic Field(s): Ling & Literature                             Sociolinguistics

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