Dying Languages: David Harrison on Language and Intellectual Scarcity

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    Posted at 16:33h, 06 March Reply

    […] in December we featured a video of linguist, David Harrison, discussing the devastation to culture that occurs when a living […]

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    Posted at 02:46h, 07 March Reply

    […] A dear Australian friend once admitted that he honestly couldn’t see the value of a culture that, as far as he could ascertain, had left little evidence of its existence. No magnificent constructions, no monstrous machines, no weighty tomes or great body of art. I wish I’d seen this presentation before I heard that rare unguarded comment. I might have been able to move beyond my disappointment and anger to explain it in a way he might just have understood. [The presentation should be embedded above. If you can’t see it, check here] […]

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    Posted at 08:31h, 05 November Reply

    […] A dear Australian friend once admitted that he honestly couldn’t see the value of a culture that, as far as he could ascertain, had left little evidence of its existence. No magnificent constructions, no monstrous machines, no weighty tomes or great body of art. I wish I’d seen this presentation before I heard that rare unguarded comment. I might have been able to move beyond my disappointment and anger to explain it in a way he might just have understood. [The presentation should be embedded above. If you can't see it, click through to here] […]

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