Digital Tools Help Document Vanishing Languages

Linguist David Harrison has travelled to remote corners of the world seeking the last speakers of endangered languages. Now, he’s using digital tools to to record and revitalize these dying languages. At the AAAS meeting this week, Harrison unveiled “talking dictionaries” for eight languages.

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David Harrison

David Harrison is an Associate Professor and Chair of the Linguistics Department at Swarthmore College. He’s based in Swarthmore, Pennsylvania.