Discussion Topic: Preserving a Language

Watch this amazing story of the last fluent speaker of Wukchumni, a Native American language. She discusses her efforts to write a dictionary preserving the Wukchumni language.

http://nyti.ms/1uQ6sL0

Questions to consider:

What happens when a language dies? Who’s affected? What are the cultural ramifications?

In what ways are language tied to culture?

Does preserving this language benefit society?

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