LINGUIST List 23.325

Wed Jan 18 2012

Media: First TV Series on Endangered Languages

Editor for this issue: Brent Woo <>

Date: 18-Jan-2012
From: Stephanie Nikolopoulos <>
Subject: First TV Series on Endangered Languages
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“Of the 6500 languages spoken in the world today, only half will make itto the next century,” says poet Bob Holman, one of the founders of theEndangered Language Alliance and host of a new travel seriesspotlighting the cultures of endangered languages, premieringFebruary 1, 2012, on LINK TV. “While endangered plants and animalsare protected by law, who is looking out for the cultures and ways oflife held in these words? That is the heart and mission of this series.”Encounter the distinct cultures and peoples of West Africa, Asia andthe Middle East in the three-part documentary On the Road with BobHolman and discover ancient languages on the brink of extinction.Each of the half-hour shows, produced by Rattapallax in associationwith Bowery Arts and Science, will air on Link TV, which is available onlocal cable channels, DVD, online, and on DirectTV channel 375 andDish Network channel 9410.

Travel the road not taken, with Bob Holman, in On the Road with BobHolman, beginning February 1, 2012, on LINK TV. More info

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics

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