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LOST LANGUAGES
7 February 2004
Presented by Sandi Toksvig

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With half the world’s languages threatened over the next century what experiences and memories will disappear with them?

Guests
Mark Abley
Journalist and author whose new book Spoken Here: Travels Among Threatened Languages is a fascinating insight into some of the world’s disappearing tongues.

Dan Everett
Professor of Linguistics at Manchester University who has spent much of his professional life living with the Pee-de Han people of the Brazilian Amazon.

Cicely Berry
Voice Director of the Royal Shakespeare Company who, from Brazil to China and many points in between, has considered the way people use their voices.


Books:
Spoken Here: Travels Among Threatened Languages
By Mark Abley
Published by Heinemann
ISBN: 0434011533

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