Saving Native Languages

Saving Native Languages

Top of Mind with Julie Rose - Radio Archive, Episode 82 , Segment 6

Episode: Healthy Aging, Spending Neuroscience, Women's Health

  • Jun 16, 2015 9:00 pm
  • 22:48 mins

Guest: Colleen Fitzgerald, Ph.D., Professor of Linguistics at the University of Texas at Arlington and director of the Native American Languages Lab.  Of the hundreds of native languages once spoken in North America, 194 remain, and only 33 of those are spoken by both adults and children.  The rest are endangered as the older speakers of those languages pass away without teaching them to the young.

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