15 Jul What is lost when a language dies?
Language loss is a silent phenomenon – creeping and incremental like erosion.
But what precisely do we lose when a language is no longer spoken?
Perhaps we should be asking: what do we keep when linguistic diversity is maintained?
Professor of Linguistics at the University of Sydney, Nick Enfield hosts a panel at the Sydney Writers Festival with Awaye!’s Daniel Browning, American journalist Russ Rymer and Gadigal language teacher Joel Davison.
- Professor Nick Enfield
- professor of linguistics at the University of Sydney
- Joel Davison
- web developer and Gadigal language teacher for the Bayala project of the 2017 Sydney Festival
- Russ Rymer
- American journalist and editor who has reported on language loss in India
- Daniel Browning
Originally published on The Radio National