Endangered Language Fair
Saturday, September 29, 2012, 10:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Program Locations: Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Margaret Liebman Berger Forum
The Ethnic Services Round Table of the New York Library Association, the Endangered Language Alliance, and the New York Public Library join forces to raise awareness about minority languages in danger. Attendees will learn why small languages matter and what efforts are being made to preserve them, besides hearing about several languages throughout the world from speakers involved in preserving—and celebrating—them.
Wondering about smaller languages of the Americas, such as Ojibway and Garifunal? How about the lesser-known European language Circassian, and the Indo-Aryan language of Bishnupriya Manipuri? These, as well as languages of the Jews throughout the world and the Celtic languages, are among the topics under discussion in this day-long event.
For full details about the event go to http://www.nypl.org/events/programs/2012/09/29/small-and-endangered-language-fair?pref=node_type_search%2Fevents