Languages are disappearing from the earth at an unprecedented rate. Who cares? What difference does it make? Find out this hour on Here on Earth: Radio Without Borders.
- K. David Harrison, professor of linguistics at Swarthmore College and author of "When Languages Die: The Extinction of the World's Languages and the Erosion of Human Knowledge". He is also research director and co-founder of the Living Tongues Institute for Endangered Languages
- Margaret Noori, is an Anishinaabemowin (Ojibwe) Language and Literature
instructor at the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor. She is a member of the Ojibwe Nation and directs a successful revitalization program for speakers of Ojibwe
- Emma 11/17/07: "I listen to your show often and really enjoy it. This program 'When languages die' really cought my attention. My ancesters came from Cornwall and that language nearly died. The good news is they are teaching it again in the schools in Cornwall. This is exciting to me to hear that more people care about this issue."
- Kevin 10/26/07: "I very much appreciated your show warning us about the loss of so many of the world's languages. The topic is an important one and Jean managed her four guests and the program's callers in a remarkable way. She seems to elicit from everyone just the right amount of knowledge and topical commentary. Education in an entertaining and companionable fashion."