Language Revival: Securing the Future of Endangered Languages

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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.

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David Calton

10/10 starsCompleted
2 years, 6 months ago
Thanks for making this wonderful course, very important topic! I studied linguistics and learned both Hebrew and Yiddish, hope many other languages are revived!
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Margaret McDonell

10/10 starsCompleted
2 years, 7 months ago
This was my first MOOC course and I'm hooked (on MOOCs and language revival)! Language maintenance and reclamation are passions of mine, and it was a joy to do such as well-structured course. Ghil'ad and Rob are very knowledgeable presenters and their case studies gave me new insight into how language can be reclaimed. Interaction with other participants was one of the highlights: learning the ways that people around the world are working to save their languages is inspiring.
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iskender jelil

9/10 starsTaking Now
2 years, 7 months ago
i really wabt to attend this course, i am uyghur in china, a turkic ethnic group, i love languages, i found the turkic language is more spatical and difficult than other languages!
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anshu beniwal

10/10 starsCompleted
3 years ago
This was my first MOOC course and it allowed me to do several others after this because it was interesting and well designed,sufficient content for a learner and yet enough challenge,good supplementary reading material and relevant,real life tasks. It helped me to understand academic research process. The instructor -Ghilad was very motivating,his sense of humour was fantastic, -words such as talkonolgy- will remain forever etched in ones memory,his knowledge -by going through his website excellent and humility-wonderful,his enthusiasm rubs off on one and all,He promptly responds and being in touch was so encouraging.For a teacher to inspire online learner in a way he does is unparalleled,I can say this comfortably because now I have experience of several MOOC courses from EDX,Future learn,Open University and Coursera. Prof Amery is very knowledgeable and has vast experience,one learns with him.The entire tech team was very helpful... This was my first MOOC course and it allowed me to do several others after this because it was interesting and well designed,sufficient content for a learner and yet enough challenge,good supplementary reading material and relevant,real life tasks. It helped me to understand academic research process. The instructor -Ghilad was very motivating,his sense of humour was fantastic, -words such as talkonolgy- will remain forever etched in ones memory,his knowledge -by going through his website excellent and humility-wonderful,his enthusiasm rubs off on one and all,He promptly responds and being in touch was so encouraging.For a teacher to inspire online learner in a way he does is unparalleled,I can say this comfortably because now I have experience of several MOOC courses from EDX,Future learn,Open University and Coursera. Prof Amery is very knowledgeable and has vast experience,one learns with him.The entire tech team was very helpful,being the first course,one did have issues,which were solved in a jiffy. The platform and the learning structure of Edx is suitable for someone who is learning after a gap,a new subject etc. All in all,I did not find anything lacking in my experience of this course- it was a breath of fresh air.
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Alastair Nicholson

10/10 starsCompleted
3 years, 2 months ago
Super Course..... Especially if your interested helping small languages survive. If they run it again sign up!
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Zsófia Hidvégi

10/10 starsCompleted
3 years, 2 months ago
I enjoyed every miniute of the lectures. It was interesting, and really helpfull with my studies. I'm writing my thesis about the ryukyuan endangered languages, and the course provided me the opportunity to take a step back and rethink my research in a bigger, universal scale. The extra material was easy to work with, and well matched with the structure of the weeks. We were able to discuss our opinions not only on Edx's forum, but on the social media as well, and we're able to follow the work of Prof. Zuckermann and his team up to this day.
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8/10 starsCompleted
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3 years, 6 months ago
Loved the course and it motivated me to to more in the field of language revival. As a professional linguist, I cherish these attempts very much, and I'm glad to see new linguistic courses on MOOC platforms! The enthusiasm of the instructors was simply contagious. The only objection I have is in the self-assessed part of the work - it should be peer-reviewed, since either it can be abused, or people such as myself can be too critical of themselves and lose points. edX platforms offers peer review, so this could be an improvement.
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Axel Tapia

10/10 starsDropped
3 years, 7 months ago
One of the most insightful courses I've ever seen, Professor Zuckermann passion encourage you to continue learning, making more interesting every single content of this course. Even by not completing the course I will look for any information related to "Language revival", this is worthy information.
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Youxue Shao

10/10 starsTaking Now
3 years, 8 months ago
Prof Zuckermann and his team have done a very good job for reviving endangered languages.Language is life. While there is life,there is hope. The language revival movement has emerged as an important and effective response to linguicide.It's also wise for everyone to preserve their cultural identity.
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