Lunchtime Lectures – From the Welsh Border to the World: Travels in Minority Languages

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Last event: Tuesday 17 November 2020 at 12pm
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Can fragile minority languages thrive in the modern world? This is the central question considered in a new publication from the University of Chester Press, in which Dr Simon Gwyn Roberts, discusses travels around the world’s most linguistically diverse regions, taking a comparative approach to the contemporary status of minority languages.

From Georgia to Patagonia, Senegal to Vanuatu, Simon discusses ways in which fragile languages can be protected without resorting to exclusivity, hostility, or the ‘othering’ of those seen as threatening to that culture.

Lunchtime Lectures is a collaboration between Storyhouse and the University of Chester, providing an open platform for debate on a range of topics and fascinating subjects.

They take place on the third Tuesday of each month.

This lecture will be taking place on Zoom, click here for the link.

Duration

Approx 60 mins

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