The Linguists (2008)
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In a time when over 7,000 distinct languages are spoken around the world, professors David Harrison and Gregory Anderson navigate treacherous terrain and travel to the furthest reaches of the globe to research forgotten and hidden languages. As colonialism and economic unrest spread, the new generations begin to abandon their ancestral languages, and their cultures are passively suppressed. But their legacy is not lost thanks to Harrison and Anderson, and now amateur linguistics can follow along
Apr 5, 2008 Wide
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The film certainly makes a compelling case for this particular kind of academic derring-do.
A fleet-footed study of human communication and its limitless structural and functional possibilities.
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