This talk will explain why language revival is (1) right, (2) beautiful, and (3) beneficial. In our globalized world, more and more groups are losing their heritage. Language reclamation (e.g. Barngarla Aboriginal language of South Australia, Hebrew; the most extreme case of foreign language learning), revitalization (e.g. Shanghainese, Adnyamathanha) and reinvigoration (e.g. Te Reo Māori, Welsh) are becoming increasingly relevant as more and more people seek to reconnect with their ancestors, recover their cultural autonomy, empower their spiritual and intellectual sovereignty, and improve their wellbeing and mental health.
HORIZONS OF KNOWLEDGE Lecture: "REVIVALISTICS, CROSS-FERTILIZATION AND WELLBEING: Lessons from the Israeli Language to the Reclamation of Other Tongues Globally" by Professor Ghil'ad Zuckermann
Tuesday, November 27, 2018
6:30 P.M. – 7:30 P.M.
Location: Global & International Studies Building, Room 3134