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Viewing Guide: The Linguists **Caution: There is a very sad animal-related event that occurs in the first minute and a half of this film, and again in Bolivia, when the healer starts his ceremony. Feel free to skip the first minute and a half and from 52:00 to 54:00. Concept Questions (1) How many languages are there in the world? More than 7,000. What makes a language likely to be endangered? Areas with an area of history of colonization...They imposed their language, culture and government on the locals. How decides whether or not to use the ancestral language? The children usually decide whether or not to use the ancestrial language and pass it along. Often, they do not pass the ancestrial language along and it dies. (2) What are some of the methods that linguists use to try to document endangered languages? They travel to locations in person and talk with the local people. You need speakers that will sit and focus (3) What is the role of boarding schools in language endangerment? Native Syberian children wer e sent to borading schools and forbidden to speak their navive language, in the movie Chulim. Where
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