Friday, February 17, 2012: 8:00 AM
Room 202-204 (VCC West Building)
Technology and the effects of globalization are viewed by some as a threat to small languages. But indigenous language activists, often working in collaboration with linguists, increasingly view digital media as opportunities to expand the domains of their languages, and thus enhance visibility, prestige, and potential transmission. Some of the keys to sustainability for small languages may perhaps be found in these strategies which rely, in Walter Ong’s felicitous term, on the “technologizing of the word”.