Documenting Endangered Languages: A Linguistic Study of Birhor and Asuri
1) About the Cluster
This cluster proposes to work on the endangered languages of India. Internationally, UNESCO and other bodies have expressed concern about the large number of languages that are dying/being endangered. The UNESCO report on language endangerment rightly notes that "the extinction of a language results in the irrecoverable loss of unique cultural knowledge embodied in it for centuries, including historical, spiritual and ecological knowledge that may be essential for the survival of not only its speakers, but also countless others." With every language reflecting unique philosophies, world-views, cultural and traditional features, it becomes important for linguists to work towards helping marginalized communities maintain their unique cultural identities and heritage as reflectedReadmore...
|2) Project Brief|