The theme of this year’s International Translation Day is “Translation and Indigenous Languages” in celebration of the UN 2019 International Year of Indigenous Languages. GALA marks this occasion with a free webinar on language endangerment, which is an acute issue for most of the world's indigenous languages. Join us as Dr. Gregory Anderson from the Living Tongues Institute explains what language endangerment is, how it arises, what the affected languages are, and what can be done to stem the tide of language loss world-wide.
Director of the Living Tongues Institute for Endangered Languages, Dr. Anderson specializes in the languages of Siberia and tribal languages of India. He has degrees in Linguistics from Harvard (A.B. 1989) and the University of Chicago (Ph.D. 2000), and has conducted extensive fieldwork into the languages of the Altai Sayan group and among speakers of Munda languages in India. He has published widely in the fields of historical linguistics, descriptive grammar, morphology, verb typology, and the linguistics of Munda, Salishan, and Ogonoid languages.