|Title:||Preserving Endangered Languages and Oral Literature|
|Abstract:||Research Scholar Mark Turin discusses his work with the World Oral Literature Project, which seeks to collect, preserve and disseminate records of rare languages and oral traditions that are becoming extinct. He also talks about his Digital Himalaya Project, which is specifically concerned with the languages and cultures of the indigenous people of Nepal and the broader Himalayan region, including ethnic groups in Bhutan, India, and Tibet. Both projects aim to digitize and catalogue records of diverse materials, from audio and video tapes to written reports and maps, that already exist in libraries, universities and other collections around the world.|
|Description:||In this audio podcast “Preserving Endangered Languages and Oral Traditions” Mark Turin describes his research and the projects he has initiated to record endangered languages; to preserve and digitize records that already exist; and to disseminate such archival recordings online. This podcast is linked to the article '‘Collect, protect, connect’: Yale researcher aims to rescue disappearing languages' from Yale News dated 26th February 2012 - URL accessed on 27th February 2012 at http://news.yale.edu/2012/02/26/collect-protect-connect-yale-researcher-aims-rescue-disappearing-languages|
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|Appears in Collections:||World Oral Literature Project Media & Outreach|
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