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The Linguists is a hilarious and poignant chronicle of two scientists — David Harrison and Gregory Anderson — racing to document languages on the verge of extinction. Of the world’s 7,000 languages, 40 percent are on their way to extinction, with the last fluent speaker of a language dying once every two weeks. In Siberia, India, and Bolivia, the linguists confront head-on the very forces silencing languages: racism, humiliation, and violent economic unrest.
David and Greg's journey takes them deep into the heart of the cultures, knowledge and communities at risk when a language dies.
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Kramer, Seth and Harrison, David, "The Linguists: Film Viewing and Discussion with Director Seth Kramer and Linguist David Harrison" (2011). Meaningful Work 2010-2011. 1.