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Lunchtime talk: Can technology help save our endangered languages?, 7 May, 12.30pm, The Wheeler Centre, Melbourne

Archiving, Nick Thieberger

Date: 30 April 2018

Seminar: Can technology help save our endangered languages?

When: 7 May 2018, 12.30pm-1.30pm

Where: The Wheeler Centre, Melbourne

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We can now record the world’s languages at an unprecedented rate, precisely at the moment they are most threatened. What does the future hold for language in the age of digital tech? Join the conversation with Laura Welcher (The Long Now Foundation), Nick Thieberger (PARADISEC) and Paul Paton (First Languages Australia) to find out.

US linguist Dr Laura Welcher is an international guest of Melbourne Knowledge Week. In this Monday lunchtime event, Laura will discuss the groundbreaking work of the Long Now Foundation’s Rosetta Project and PanLex, which aims to translate every human word, in every language, into every other language.

Dr Welcher will also deliver the festival keynote lecture on Friday 11 May.

More information can be found here

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