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2023/2024

Language Revival: Securing the Future of Endangered Languages

Type: Mago-Lego
Delivered by: School of Linguistics
When: 3 module
Online hours: 15
Open to: students of all HSE University campuses
Instructors: Daria Ryzhova
Language: English
ECTS credits: 3
Contact hours: 2

Course Syllabus

Abstract

Language is an integral part of society. Wherever we come from, the words we use and the way in which we use them are fundamental to our cultural identity. In today’s increasingly globalised world, however, ‘linguicide’ – the loss of a language – is becoming all too common. But there is hope. The language revival movement has emerged as an important and effective response, and this course will introduce you to its key principles and techniques. After discussing powerful answers to the question of why languages should be revived, we’ll investigate how. Far more than just a simple process of recovering literacy and lost letters, language revival involves a deep and complex engagement with history, human rights, identity and wellbeing. You will also learn what’s being done around the world right now, and how effective these techniques have been.
Learning Objectives

Learning Objectives

  • After discussing powerful answers to the question of why languages should be revived, we’ll investigate how. Far more than just a simple process of recovering literacy and lost letters, language revival involves a deep and complex engagement with history, human rights, identity and wellbeing. You will also learn what’s being done around the world right now, and how effective these techniques have been.
Expected Learning Outcomes

Expected Learning Outcomes

  • student understands how languages can be revived
  • student knows what’s being done around the world right now to revive languages, and how effective these techniques have been
Course Contents

Course Contents

  • Linguicide
  • Revivalistics
  • Israeli
  • Kaurna
  • Saving Languages
Assessment Elements

Assessment Elements

  • non-blocking Challenge
  • non-blocking Self-Check Weekly Report
Interim Assessment

Interim Assessment

  • 2023/2024 3rd module
    The final grade is the grade for the online course.
Bibliography

Bibliography

Recommended Core Bibliography

  • Rowe, B. M., & Levine, D. P. (2018). A Concise Introduction to Linguistics (Vol. Fifth edition). London: Routledge. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=1775794

Recommended Additional Bibliography

  • Wardhaugh, R., & Fuller, J. M. (2015). An Introduction to Sociolinguistics (Vol. Seventh edition). [Hoboken, NJ]: Wiley-Blackwell. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=862097