Global Lives is hosting a program on endangered languages at the Long Now
on July 22, which may be of interest to many on this list. See

-- phoebe

*From:* David Evan Harris, Global Lives Project <>
*Sent:* Thursday, July 10, 2014 1:16 PM
*To:* Phoebe Ayers
*Subject:* On the Future of Language with Global Lives and Long Now - July

“The limits of my language are the limits of my mind. All I know is what I
have words for.” — Ludwig Wittgenstein, Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus.

On the Future of Language with Long Now and Global Lives

Experts estimate that a language disappears every 14 days. At this rate, 90
percent of the world’s languages will no longer be spoken by the end of
this century, and over 7000 languages will have fallen silent and with them
vast knowledge and rich cultural heritage will be lost.

Linguistic diversity and biodiversity are closely linked
and both are declining at unprecedented rates. Increased awareness of the
problem has led to new efforts to document and preserve these languages and
cultures.  David Evan Harris (Executive Director of Global Lives
and Long Now Foundation's Dr. Laura Welcher (Director of the Rosetta Project
present a special program about Endangered Languages with very special
guest Mandana Seyfeddinipur (SOAS, University of London) for this Interval
salon talk

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July 22, from 6:30pm to 8:30pm - Get your tickets here

On the Future of Language with Long Now and Global Lives

Special guest Mandana Seyfeddinipur
one of the foremost experts working to save endangered languages in her
role at the The Hans Rausing Endangered Languages Project
at the SOAS, University of London, joins Long Now's Laura Welcher and
Global Lives' David Evan Harris to talk about the importance of documenting
and sustaining these languages and how the Global Lives / Global Voices
project hopes to be part of the effort.

Get your tickets here

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