Thanks to Bijoyeta Das from Al Jazeera English for interviewing us for this article about India’s endangered languages and the use of social media to help revive them.
“Communities abandon languages when they internalise the negative values connected to their identities, says Greg Anderson, director of the Living Tongues Institute for Endangered Languages. “Language endangerment is almost always the result of discrimination and bias. Technology levels the playing field,” he says. “But there is no quick fix,” he cautions.
[…] Anderson and K David Harrison launched eight online talking dictionaries as part of the Enduring Voices Project by National Geographic Society and Living Tongues Institute. These dictionaries contain more than 32,000 word entries, and include Ho and Remo of India.”