Revitalizing Languages/Language as Cultural Identity

Event details
When

Thursday, February 15, 2024 from 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Where

International Studies Reading Room, Hatcher Library North

Event typeReception/Open House
SeriesThird Thursdays at the Library

Explore a display that includes literature and teaching materials in various less-commonly-taught or endangered languages from around the world. Consider how these languages shape communities and identities, and the role of language revitalization in a globalized world.

Language is an essential part of culture and of communal identity, but an increased focus on international languages, like English, has pushed some languages to a place of secondary importance and others to the brink of extinction. Movements towards preserving or revitalizing some of these languages are a small but vital aspect of cultural preservation.  

Join colleagues from the library's International Studies department for this open house as part of the Third Thursdays at the Library event series.

Materials from the International Studies Collections.

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Library contact

Edras Rodriguez-Torres · edrasr@umich.edu

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