LINGUIST List 26.3410

Mon Jul 27 2015

Summer Schools: MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) on Language Revival / (Online)

Editor for this issue: Ashley Parker <>

Date: 24-Jul-2015
From: Ghil'ad Zuckermann <>
Subject: MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) on Language Revival / (Online)
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MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) on Language Revival / (Online)

Host Institution:
Coordinating Institution:

Dates: 28-Jul-2015 - 31-Aug-2015
Location: ONLINE -- GLOBAL, Select State, USA

- Revivalistics
- Language revival
- Endangered languages

Minimum Education Level: No Minimum

Language is an integral part of society. Wherever we come from, the words we use and the way in which we use them are fundamental to our cultural identity. In today’s increasingly globalised world, however, ‘linguicide’ – the loss of a language – is becoming all too common. But there is hope. The language revival movement has emerged as an important and effective response, and this course will introduce you to its key principles and techniques.

After discussing powerful answers to the question of why languages should be revived, we’ll investigate how. Far more than just a simple process of recovering literacy and lost letters, language revival involves a deep and complex engagement with history, human rights, identity and well-being. You will also learn what’s being done around the world right now, and how effective these techniques have been.

In this course, you will:

- explore connections between language and identity
- understand the impact of language loss on people around the world
- examine what is being done to revive languages today

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics
Language Documentation

Tuition: 0 USD

Tuition Explanation: This summer school is free.

Registration: 18-Jul-2015 to 03-Aug-2015

Contact Person: Ghil'ad Zuckermann

Apply on the web:

Registration Instructions:
Free registration is available online.

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