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Indigenous Languages of the Himalayas

The Thousand Tongues in the Heart of Asia: Indigenous Languages of the Himalayas

Spread across five countries in the heart of Asia, the Himalayas are home to hundreds of languages, and are one our world’s major centers of linguistic diversity. Come join us at this special event as part of the International Year of Indigenous Languages, as we celebrate the Indigenous languages of the Himalayas, and look at some of the challenges they face in the twenty-first century. You will hear from, and have a chance to speak with, people from across the Himalayas, as well as internationally recognized linguistic experts about the past, present and future of the region’s Indigenous languages. Find out how political tensions, increasing mobility, climate change, and other issues are putting pressure on the Himalayas’ Indigenous peoples and their languages, and hear how communities are working to protect and revitalize their linguistic heritage.

Chairs:

Gerald Roche and Mark Post

Discussants:

Tsering Shakya (University of British Columbia), George van Driem (University of Bern), Charisma K Lepcha (Sikkim University), Yankee Modi (University of Sydney), Henriette Daudey (La Trobe University), Tshering Lama O’Gorman (Australian Himalayan Foundation)

Program:
6:00-6:30: Pre-event snacks and drinks
6:30-6:45: Opening comments [Mark and Gerald]
6:45-7:30: Roundtable discussion
7:30-8:00: Questions

Location
The Refectory
Level 4, Holme Building,
Science Road
University of Sydney Camperdown, NSW 2006

 

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Date

Jun 27 2019
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Time

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Cost

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