Language Matters

January 2015

With Bob Holman Preview

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There are more than 6,000 languages in the world. We lose one every two weeks; hundreds will be lost within the next generation. Follow poet Bob Holman as he travels to Australia, Wales and Hawaii to find out what we lose when a language dies and what it takes to save one?
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Full Episode

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Language Matters asks what we lose when languages die and how we can save them. It was filmed around the world: on a remote island off the coast of Australia, where 400 Aboriginal people speak 10 different languages, all at risk; in Wales, where Welsh, once in danger, is today making a comeback; and in Hawaii, where a group of Hawaiian activists is fighting to save the native tongue.
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