Thursday, October 23, 2008

Help Preserve a Language

I just saw this very interesting video from Pop!Tech, and thought of sharing it with you. You have read about dotSUB here in my blog a few times, and now you have a chance to use it for something fun, instructive and social in nature.

This video is a presentation delivered at Pop!Tech 2008 titledd Scarcity and Abundance. In it, ethnolinguist K. David Harrison discussed how language death leads to intellectual impoverishment in all fields of science and culture. He also detailed efforts to sustain, value and revitalize linguistic diversity worldwide.

If you want to Help translate this video, this is what you need to do: 
  1. Register for free at
  2. Once you are a dotSUB user, click on the orange "translate this video" link located at the bottom of this video player.
  3. Begin translating the video at dotSUB's site, and your translation will be immediately available on this site for anyone to see, add to, or edit.  

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