Endangered Languages in Louisville Political Review
March 30, 2023
“Dwindling Voices: Endangered Languages in Our Communities and Around the World,” an article written by Dr. Hilaria Cruz and students in her Endangered Languages class (LING 590), has just been published in the Louisville Political Review, UofL’s premier nonpartisan student publication.
Dr. Cruz, Assistant Professor of Linguistics in the Department of Comparative Humanities, and her students address “the global phenomena of the disappearance of languages, the diminishing of smaller languages, and language revitalisation across the globe. These issues affect communities on the other side of the world, but they are also close to home, and language preservation is important for every community.” These include:
- Emma Fridy (Political Science and French) on “The Need for a Language Center in Kentucky”
- William Holland (Linguistics and Spanish) on “Languages of Louisville’s Libraries”
- Saro Klug (Anthropology and Linguistics) on “The Sounds of Kentucky”
- Amy Follmer (French and Spanish) on “Endangered Dialects of Kentucky”
- Kyle Cook (French and Mandarin Chinese) on “Love of Language Learning”
- Jonah Larison (Linguistics) on “Language is Culture is Food is History”
To read the full article, visit https://loupolitical.org/2023/03/30/dwindling-voices-endangered-languages-in-our-communities-and-around-the-world/.