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REF NO.: 25

SUBJECT: Renowned linguist to give lecture on language death on Memorial University’s St. John’s campus

DATE: Oct. 5,2011

             Half the languages of the world will die out within the next century. Renowned linguist Dr. David Crystal – who will receive an honorary degree at Memorial’s fall 2011 convocation ceremonies – reviews the way languages are dying, asks why, and then asks what can be done. He presents the arguments around why people should be concerned, drawing a parallel with other ecological domains.    
            This talk will be of particular interest to those interested in Newfoundland English and Aboriginal languages.
            The lecture is open to all and begins at 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 20, in room SN-2098 of the Science building.

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