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Indigenous Languages


Chapman Linguist Protects Languages and Lives in Peru During COVID-19

October 19, 2020 by | News

Pilar Valenzuela’s field work in Peru is usually about documenting indigenous languages among people she has worked with since her graduate school days. But now, in the era of COVID-19, she’s working just as hard to save their lives. “How can you do this sophisticated research when people are dying?” Valenzuela says. Through the documentation

Keeping Indigenous Languages Alive Professor Discusses the Relevance of Speaking Amazonian Languages

January 28, 2020 by | News

Did you know that there are roughly 6,909 spoken languages in the world today (according to https://www.linguisticsociety.org)? However, about 2,000 of those languages have fewer than 1,000 speakers? Mind-blown? There are over 2,000 languages endangered today and that count changes constantly. A language becomes endangered when its users begin to teach and speak a more

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